Player Spotlight: Ryan Radke


Name: Ryan Radke

School: Thiel

Conference: PAC

Projected NFL Position: WR

Draft Class: 2017



Q & A with Ryan Radke

What is your name, school, and position?

Ryan Radke, Thiel College, Wide receiver

What is your height and weight?

5’11 185

What do you consider your biggest asset on the field?

Speed Quickness and hands

Why did you choose your current college to further your football career?

I chose Thiel due to the coaches, reputation, and playing time opportunity.

What is something about yourself, that most people don’t know?

My devotion to my family

What is one area of your game that you would like to improve, and what’s your plan to do so?

Route running and I plan on being in the field house everyday running routes and points of break after training.

Who is the best player that you’ve played against so far in your career?

Domonique Hayden from Thomas More

Who is your favorite NFL player at your position and why?

Julian Edelman, because we are very similar in size and ability and we both made the transition from college QB to Wide Out.

 What NFL team is your favorite and why?

New England Patriots because of there offensive efficiency and commitment to winning.

Any parting words for your fans or friends?

I can’t wait to see what the future holds and thank you all for your support.


Additional Information

Career – Games/Started: 28/23 … Three-year letter winner … Amassed 6,108 yards in total offense, the most in Thiel history …Has thrown 34 touchdown passes, the second most in program career history …  His 4,213 passing yards and 1,895 rushing yards rank fourth and seventh in program history, respectively … He has scored 140 points, the eighth most in program history.

2015 – Started nine of ten games he appeared in … Named to the All-PAC Honorable Mention team … Was named the team’s Offensive MVP … Finished fifth in the PAC in total offense (2,129), seventh in passing average per game (151.8) and ninth in rushing yards (611) … Compiled 1,518 passing yards, 10th highest in Thiel single-season history … Scored 18 touchdowns (nine passing, nine rushing) for 56 total points … Caught eight passes for 52 yards.

2014 – Appeared in all 10 games … Named to All-PAC Honorable Mention Team … Set Thiel single-season record for total offense (2,946) … Completed 170-of-324 passes for 2,042 yards and a team-high 19 touchdowns through the air … Ranked second in the PAC for total offense (2,946), fourth in rushing yards (904), tied for fourth in scoring touchdowns (10), fifth in passing average per game (204.2), tied for fifth in scoring (60) and seventh in pass efficiency (118.6) … Ran for 904 yards with 10 touchdowns, averaging 6.2 yards per carry.

2013 – Started four of the nine games he appeared in … Completed 55-of-119 passes for 653 yards and six touchdowns through the air … Completed a career-long 84 yard touchdown pass against Bethany on Nov. 2 … Ran for 380 yards with four touchdowns, averaging 6.2 yards per carry … Scrambled and scored a 51-yard touchdown on the opening play of the game on Nov. 9 against Westminster.

TOTAL OFFENSE GP Rush Pass Total Avg/G
2013 9 380 653 1033 114.8
2014 10 904 2042 2946 294.6
2015 10 611 1518 2129 212.9
2016 10 1109 2308 3417 341.7



Tyrant Analysis

Ryan is a very intriguing prospect, as he has played Quarterback the last few years and is transitioning back to Receiver. Though he is slightly smaller in stature, he uses his route running and short area quickness to create seperation. He has the speed and sure hands to continue his career at the next level. Ryan impressed at The Dream Bowl All-Star game, torching Defensive Backs for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns. We’ll see this kid playing on Sundays, and at the very least he can contribute right away on Special Teams. Tyrant Scouting gave Ryan a Fringe Draftable Grade here.

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