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Engel's Career Honors:
  • 2006 First-Team All-CSFL Running Back
  • 2006 Navy Most Valuable Player
  • 2006 CSFL Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 26, Oct. 31)
  • 2006 Pride Bowl Most Valuable Player
  • 2005 Honorable Mention All-CSFL
  • 2006:
    Topped the CSFL with 659 rushing yards on 115 carries with nine touchdowns ... first Navy runner to lead the league in rushing since Matt Sobecki in 1997 ... posted three 100-yard games, two of which came against Army ... scored two touchdowns in each of his final-three games of the year ... gained 70 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown at Johns Hopkins (9/10) ... posted first-career 100-yard day against Army in the Pride Bowl (9/24) ... churned out 134 yards on 15 rushing attempts with a pair of touchdowns ... ran the ball 25 times for 86 yards at Cornell (10/6) ... scored two touchdowns on a four rushes in limited action during Navy's 58-0 win over Princeton (10/20) ... recorded career-high 169 yards on 26 carries with two scores against Penn (10/27) ... pounded out 168 yards on a career-most 34 rushing attempts with two touchdowns in the Star Game against Army (11/3).

    Honorable Mention All-CSFL at running back ... led the team with 70 carries for 371 yards and seven touchdowns ... his 371 rushing yards ranked fifth in the CSFL, while his seven touchdowns were the second-highest total in the league ... carried the ball 24 times for 94 yards against Cornell (10/7) ... ran the ball five times for 65 yards and three touchdowns against Princeton (10/21) ... recorded six rushes for 53 yards with two touchdowns at Penn (10/28) ... posted 49 yards on 14 carries during the Star Game at Army (11/4).

    Gained 201 yards on 30 carries with two touchdowns in freshman season ... one of three ball carriers to rush for more than 200 yards ... ran 11 times for 82 yards and a touchdown in first collegiate game against Princeton (9/24) ... broke off a 50-yard touchdown run at Princeton (10/22).

    High School:
    Attended Shawnee High School ... claimed three letters in football and one in track ... guided football team to a 10-2 record and state championship in 2002 ... team offensive player of the year in senior season ... named all-county running back during senior year.

    Son of Michael Ryba and Kathleen Engel ... born Sept. 25, 1984, in Mt. Holly, N.J. ... majoring in information technology.

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