Urban Meyer brought a lot of people with him from Florida to Ohio State, and one player helping the Buckeye program behind the scenes is Ryan Stamper. The former Florida linebacker is on staff in player development and is assisting the Buckeye players and coaches.
December 19, 2012
It was not a good recruiting class by any stretch, not even for a staff that was just brought in to a new school. The 2005 recruiting class for the Florida Gators had very few heroes in a small group to begin with. The class was shredded by discipline and academic issues. As their time winds down, two of the last pieces of the class are making a difference for the nation's No. 1 team.
November 27, 2009
Faced with a bit of turmoil over their leader and captain having to sit out the game against Vanderbilt, the Florida defense didn't have much of a let down. The Gators held Vanderbilt to 199 total yards of offense and two turnovers keeping yet another opponent to less than 100 yards rushing. However, there is still one goal that eludes this defense and they were so close again.
November 9, 2009
The Florida Gators escaped another close game where turnovers and lack of production in the red zone almost cost them the game. Again, it was the defense that came up with the stops to keep the offense's mistakes from causing them to lose to Mississippi State. It didn't matter that four starters including Brandon Spikes could not play Saturday, the defense still led the Gators to a 29-19 victory.
October 24, 2009
Ryan Stamper was part of a Gator linebacker trio that had 30 tackles to hold LSU to just three points and the defense dominated in whole Saturday night. Florida defeated LSU 13-3 in Baton Rouge and Stamper was a big part and talked to the media after the game. Here is most of what he said.
October 10, 2009
Gator defensive captain Ryan Stamper has had his share of hard knocks before. The senior linebacker had two concussions of his own in high school and knows a little about what Gator quarterback Tim Tebow is going through. Questions remain whether Tebow will be able to play this week against No. 4 ranked LSU on the road at Baton Rouge, but Stamper knows Tebow will be alright.
October 5, 2009
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Florida's 2009 SEC Media Days contingent had been set for months. Tim Tebow was a given as the offensive representative and linebacker Brandon Spikes would do the honors for the defense. Thursday morning, Spikes threw Florida a curve ball by declining to attend the event as had previously been announced.
July 24, 2009
MIAMI -- Two years ago Ryan Stamper was a redshirt freshman linebacker who had made all of four tackles in his career. His trip to the BCS Championship Game was a vacation in just about every way. Now the versatile Gator linebacker is a key player on a much improved unit that's getting ready to face the most prolific offense in modern college football history.
January 3, 2009