Ryan currently leads the Wolverines with 68 tackles and 10.0 tackles-for-loss. He also has 2.0 sacks and two pass break ups this season. He leads U-M with four double digit tackle performances, including a team-high 13 in U-M’s 26-10 loss to Utah.
In Ryan’s career, he has amassed 223 tackles, with 41.5 tackle- for-loss with 9.5 sacks. Five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. His 4.5 tackles-for-loss ranks ninth on Michigan’s all-time list.
The finalist for the Butkus award will be announced on Nov. 24, with the winners announced on Dec. 9. The Butkus award has been given annually since 1985.
Ryan will look to become the second U-M player to win the award, since Erick Anderson won the award in 1990.
Michigan will play host to Indiana this Saturday at 3:30 p.m.