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Ryan Baker
DE #90
Height:
6-5
Weight:
302
College:
Purdue
Hometown:
Indianapolis, IN
Experience:
4

Biography

FINS FACT
Ryan, a two-sport star at Bishop Chatard in Indiana, excelled in both basketball and football. He led the school to three consecutive 3A state championships in football (2001-03) and was on one state championship team in basketball (2003). Although he received numerous scholarship offers in both sports, Ryan ultimately chose to focus on football, attending Purdue University and becoming a team captain.
FINS FACT
Ryan, a two-sport star at Bishop Chatard in Indiana, excelled in both basketball and football. He led the school to three consecutive 3A state championships in football (2001-03) and was on one state championship team in basketball (2003). Although he received numerous scholarship offers in both sports, Ryan ultimately chose to focus on football, attending Purdue University and becoming a team captain.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Activated from the Dolphins’ practice squad on November 28, 2009 . . . Released on September 5 and was signed to the Dolphins’ practice squad the next day . . . Originally signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted college free agent on May 1, 2009.

PRO
2010 - Played eight games in a reserve role . . . Also did not play once and was inactive six times . . . Opened season on practice squad before being signed to active roster on Sept. 18 . . . Finished season with four tackles (three solo).

2009 - Played in five games and was inactive once . . . Was promoted from the team’s practice squad on November 28 . . . Made his Dolphins and NFL debut in a reserve role at Buffalo (11/29) . . . Had two tackles including a half-sack for 4.5 yards in losses, sharing a nine-yard sack of Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick with Jason Taylor.  

COLLEGE
Four-year letterman at Purdue (2005-08) . . . Tallied 88 tackles (55 solo), including 24 for losses and eight sacks, with two fumble recoveries and two interceptions during his Boilermaker career . . . Team captain as a senior . . . Four-time Academic All-Big Ten (2005-08) . . . Received team’s Leonard Wilson Award (unselfishness and dedication), Kiwanis Citizenship Award and also was voted by his teammates as the football squad’s recipient of the Guy “Red” Mackey Award (exemplifying the overall success of the university’s intercollegiate athletics programs) as a senior . . . Two time recipient of team’s Pit Bull Award - Defense (exemplified and sustained tenacity and intense play) for spring season (2007-08)  . . . As a senior started all 13 games . . . Finished season with 22 tackles (12 solo), including four for loss, with one pass breakup . . . Appeared in all 14 games with 11 starts during junior campaign . . . Recorded 25 tackles (15 solo) with one interception, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup along with six sacks . . . Registered career-high two sacks at Northwestern and vs. Wisconsin . . . During redshirt freshman season appeared in all 11 games with two starts . . . Finished season with 10 tackles (seven solo, three assists) . . . Holds degree in business management.

PERSONAL
Married to high school sweetheart Susanah Acheson . . . Attended Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis, Ind . . . Named as a High School All-American, Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year, Indiana Defensive Lineman of the Year, Indianapolis Star City Player of the Year and City Male Athlete of the Year by Indianapolis Star his senior year . . . Was runner-up for Indiana’s Mr. Football . . . Also lettered in basketball . . . Enjoys listening to music and trap and skeet shooting . . . Growing up, was a fan of the Indiana Pacers . . . Lists “Rocky” as favorite movie . . .  Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation’s Golf and Fishing Tournaments, the Touchdown for Life Blood Drive, the Kids and Fins Publix Shopping Spree,  the United Way Home Town Huddle and the team’s Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway and the Dolphins Community Blitz in which he and teammates took Boys and Girls Club members shopping at Dick’s Sporting Goods . . . Took part in football camps for local foster care children . . . Made bowls with kids at South Broward High School . . . Handed out backpacks to South Florida youth as part of the Kids and Fins Back to School Kickoff event . . . Helped with the inaugural Dolphins Cycling Challenge . . . Started Ryan Baker Foundation  in 2011 with a focus on health, education, sports and mental well being      . . . Full name is Ryan Edward Baker, born November 25, 1984 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 17 7 5 2 0.5 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 MIA 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIA 2 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 9 4 3 1 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 5 2 1 1 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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