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#60 Ryan McKnight
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 295
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
High School: Washington H.S.
Major: Business Economics
Experience: 2 Letters

Ryan is receiving attention on preseason All-America teams after a strong first full season in the starting lineup

2009
Took over the starting duties at center and was named to the all-Missouri Valley Football Conference First Team ... earned starting nod in all 12 games ... honored as MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week following Hobo Day victory over Northern Iowa ... recipient of MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award and member of MVFC Honor Roll

2008
Played in all 12 games, making five starts ... made first collegiate start at Northern Iowa ... started all three of team's games in October ... also earned starting nod against Illinois State

2007
Played in four games ... made collegiate debut in Beef Bowl win over Texas State ... also played in home victories against Stephen F. Austin, Cal Poly and Southern Utah

2006
Redshirted ... received recognition as Scout Offense Player of the Week prior to games at Northern Iowa and Southern Utah

BEFORE SDSU
Earned all-city and all-conference honors, as well as being named to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 team in 2005 ... was selected to play in the South Dakota All-Star Game ... coached by former Jackrabbit Brian Hermanson ... did not allow a sack over a two-year span for team that attempted nearly 400 passes ... defensively, recorded 112 career tackles, including 27 for loss with 12 1/2 sacks ... National Honor Society member ... father, Mike, lettered at SDSU as a defensive lineman in 1979 and 1980