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Senior captain... Started at multiple positions since sophomore year... Has started as end, tackle and linebacker on Marathon defense; also started at tackle on offense as junior and senior... Two-time Class A All-State as a defensive end and All-Region recipient... Twice named team's Defensive Player of the Year... As senior DE, produced 102 tackles, 10 QB sacks and a pair of forced fumbles... As junior, helped Dolphins to district title with 82 totals and 12 sacks... Played for the USA squad in the "Team USA vs. The World" High School All-American Game on Jan. 30 in Fort Lauderdale.
Thomas John Ryan... Son of Regina and Douglas Morgan... Born Jan. 23, 1992 in Bay Shore, NY... One of five children: brothers, John Ryan and Patrick Ryan; sisters, Alyssa Morgan and Krista Morgan... Dad is dive boat captain in Marathon community between Key West and Key Largo; mom is high school office manager... Dad also wrestled at SUNY-Farmingdale... Avid scuba and free diver... Plays trumpet and french horn... Once operated his own live bait and fishing supply business.
HEAD COACH LANCE MARTIN
"Thomas has a strong work ethic, on the field and in the weight room, a guy that had a non-stop motor. At the same time, he was a very selfless player, one that played out of position for us much of the year.
"Thomas has only played football for three years, so he has huge upside just in terms of knowledge of the game. If you watched his sophomore film to now, you wouldn't believe Thomas' development. He's also a guy that's going to add a lot of weight."