Nick Ryder

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Nick Ryder
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1941-10-31) October 31, 1941 (age 78)
Nyack, New York
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Haverstraw
College: Miami
NFL Draft: 1963  / Round: 10 / Pick: 139
AFL draft: 1963  / Round: 16 / Pick: 123
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:21
Rushing yards:34
Rushing Touchdowns:1
Receptions:4
Receiving yards:30
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at PFR

Nicholas F. Ryder (born October 31, 1941) is a former American football fullback who played in the National Football League. He played college football at Miami.

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College career

Ryder played three seasons for the Miami Hurricanes as a running back and defensive back. As a senior, he led the team with 702 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns and catching nine passes for 127 yards and one touchdown and tied for the team lead with three interceptions on defense. His 702 yards was the highest total by a Miami player during the 1960s and he left the school as the fifth leading rusher in school history with 1,320 rushing yards. [1] [2] [3]

Professional career

Ryder was selected by the Detroit Lions in the 10th round of the 1963 NFL Draft and by the New York Jets in the 16th round of the 1963 AFL Draft. [4] He signed with the Lions and played two seasons with the team, rushing for 34 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries and catching four passes for 30 yards and one touchdown. [5]

Coaching career

After his football career ended, Ryder coached at North Rockland High School and Notre Dame High School in Utica, New York before joining the coaching staff at Cortland State. He became the head coach at Maine-Endwell High School before leaving to join Bill Campbell's staff at Columbia University as and offensive backfield coach. [6]

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References

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  3. "1962 - Ten Game Statistics" (PDF). HurricaneSports.com. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  4. "Hurricanes Football: Canes in the NFL Draft". HurricaneSports.com. February 9, 2011. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  5. "Nick Ryder Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  6. Loh, Willie (September 18, 1974). "Ryder Coaches Offensive Backfield, Played Pro Football with Detroit". Columbia Daily Spectator . Retrieved June 5, 2020.