NAME: Dan Ryan
SCHOOL: Scranton Prep
LAST SEASON: 2014
Dan Ryan stepped up when his team needed him the most and helped the Cavaliers to a ton of success during his tenure. The biggest impact was on offense where he caught 54 passes for 901 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns. A three-year starter, Ryan finished his career with 77 receptions for 1,445 yards and 16 receiving touchdowns. He set school records in receiving touchdowns in a season and a career. Ryan was also an outstanding defensive back – one of the best coverage backs as well as a solid tackler. Ryan was also an impact player on the special teams where he recorded three returns for touchdowns his senior season. He also helped the Cavaliers win the Lackawanna League Division I title in 2013.
Ryan was a 2014 NPF Lackawanna Football Conference Division I first-team wide receiver and defensive back. He was also a 2014 NPF All-District wide receiver. Ryan was named a second-team all-state athlete by the Pennsylvania Football News. He participated in the PSFCA East-West game as a wide receiver and defensive back. Ryan was named an honorable mention wide receiver by EasternPaFootball.com. He continued his football career at Division 1 FCS Colgate University where he played wide receiver and special teams.
Former Scranton Prep coach Nick Donato on Ryan: “One of the most explosive players I have ever coached. Our 2013 offense lost its deep threat when he separated his shoulder in the 7th game and was lost for the season. An outstanding kick and punt returner, Danny turned around the Valley View and Paupack games in 2014 with returns for touchdowns.”