USATSPI: Navy vs. Middle Tennessee State (Armed Forces Bowl) - 12/30/13
At Navy: Enters the fall listed as even with returning starter Tanner Fleming at center ... very athletic ... has good feet ... plays with great tenacity ... appeared on Athlon College Football's 2013 All-Name Team along with brother, Wave Ryder, and nose guard Vin Rider.
2013: Made appearances in seven games, including making his first collegiate start at San Jose State ... Navy's offense rushed for 432 yards on 62 carries and scored a season-high 58 points in a triple overtime win against the Spartans ... the 432 yards are the second most by the Mids on the ground this season ... it also marked the fourth consecutive game in which the Mids have topped the 300-yard mark, the longest stretch since 2007 ... it paved the way for Keenan Reynolds to rush for an NCAA record seven touchdowns (most for a QB) and throw for another, which set a Navy record for most touchdowns responsible for ... played a good portion of the second half of the South Alabama game after Tanner Fleming was knocked out with a concussion ... part of an offense that eclipsed the 500-yard total offense mark for the third time this season when the Mids posted 519 yards in their win over South Alabama to become bowl eligible ... Navy also rushed for 351 yards, marking the first time since 2010 that it has topped the 300-yard rushing mark in three straight games (331 vs. Notre Dame, 383 vs. Hawai'i) ... the 42-point output against the Jaguars marked the fifth time this season Navy has scored 40-plus points ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids' home opener against Delaware ... also saw action against Western Kentucky, Duke and South Alabama.
2012: Did not see any varsity action..
High School / Personal: A 2011 graduate of Kamehameha High School, Ryder attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2011-12 academic year ... a three-year football letterwinner who received All-State (Hawai'i) honors as a junior and senior ... also received All-ILH honors in 2009 and `10 ... led Kamehameha to the state title in 2009 ... high school classmate of fellow Navy football junior Kikau Pescaia, whose older brother, Kahikolu, graduated last spring and was a four-year member of the football team ... brother, Wave, graduated last year and was a three-year letterwinner on the football team at safety ... son of Michael and Wendy Ryder ... majoring in general science.