On Flynn: Senior who successfully made the transition to offensive lineman last year after spending his first three years at Maryland as a tight end ... listed as the backup at offensive tackle ... has good feet and is a solid blocker ... benched 380 and squatted 515 in off-season testing.
2003 (Junior): Played in eight games, starting one ... lone start came at right guard against The Citadel as incumbents Lamar Bryant, Akil Patterson and Ed Tyler were all injured ... missed four games in the middle of the season with a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee ... season grade of 1.241 was the third-highest on the team and best among non-starters ... had no missed assignments and gave up no sacks in 87 plays.
2002 (Sophomore): Played in all but the first game of the season ... did not record any statistics ... named offensive scout team Player of the Week for his work in practice the weeks leading up to the Clemson and Eastern Michigan games.
2001 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in three games ... did not have any receptions ... earned playing time against Eastern Michigan, Duke and Troy State.
2000 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School: Graduated in 2000 from Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio ... a two-time All-Steel Valley Conference choice and an All-Northeastern Ohio selection as a senior ... also named honorable mention all-state ... selected to play in the Big 33 All-Star game ... team captain as a senior ... two-way starter at tight end and defensive end in 1999 ... graded out at 86 percent for the season in a run-oriented offense (only 80 passes thrown all season) ... considered by his coaches to be one of the finest blocking tight ends in school history ... standout first baseman on the baseball team ... high school coach was Don Bucci.
Personal: Ryan Flynn is the son of Patricia and Thomas Flynn ... majoring in criminology & criminal justice ... a Maryland scholar-athlete in 2000 and 2001.