Ryan Vance - 79
Played sparingly but showed continued development at offensive guard... Only action came in team's victory over Eastern Michigan.
Saw limited action at offensive guard... Only action came in season finale versus Tennessee.
Redshirted as freshman... Named team's top offensive scout after LSU game.
Senior captain for Houston-area private school... Two-way starter... Started at offensive tackle and defensive tackle... Agile drive blocker who helped senior teammate to 1,100 rushing yards... Squad went 19-8 over three-year varsity career, including 8-1 during junior season... In last two years, team finished second in Oklahoma-Texas SPC league... Added significant upper body strength in last 12 months, raising bench press maximum from 275 to 425 pounds.
Ryan Wesley Vance... Son of Mark and Jacqueline Vance... Has a younger brother, Kyle... Born Oct. 2, 1986... Dad is a financial advisor for Smith Barney Inc... Involved in Students of Service community organization... Spent two weeks building wheelchair ramps as senior outreach project... Interned with Houston law firm last summer... High school produced 2004 Texas Tech senior standout tackle Daniel Loper and former Commodore basketball player Martin Schnedlitz.
Episcopal Head Coach Dick Phillips
"Ryan was an excellent player for us and has the potential to be a really good football player at the college level. He has really good temperment on the football field, and will get after it with the best of them.
"Ryan's an outstanding drive blocker who has excellent agility and foot quickness for a guy his size. He's also worked to get bigger and stronger."