Ryan Christian

Ryan  Christian


Aledo, Texas

High School:
Aledo High School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 188





Air Force at TCU

Images from the Air Force vs. TCU game held on Saturday, November 22, 2008.


TCU 27, Baylor 0

Andy Dalton throws for 205 yards and a touchdown in his first college start.

2009: Placed fourth on TCU with 24 receptions ... 15 of his catches for 227 yards came in the last five games ... totaled nine grabs for 57 yards in the opening eight contests ... had a career day in the 55-10 win at San Diego State ... posted his first two receiving touchdowns, 44 and 29 yards, en route to his first career 100-yard game ... totaled three receptions for 106 yards on the sunny afternoon at Qualcomm Stadium ... had a 16-yard scoring reception against Utah ... totaled a season-best five receptions for 48 yards against the Utes ... also had five catches for 40 yards in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl versus Boise State ... contributed three catches in the 14-10 win at Clemson ... also saw action at tailback during the season, rushing for 66 yards on 14 carries ... ran for a season-best 28 yards on seven attempts in the opener at Virginia ... had a season-long 23-yard gain against UNLV ... added two receptions versus the Rebels ... also had two catches at Wyoming, including a 29-yard pick up ... averaged 25.4 yards on five kickoff returns for the season ... had a career-long 43-yard kickoff return in the New Mexico game.

2008: Played in all 13 games with three starts ... moved back to his original position of tailback after beginning fall camp at wide receiver ... was a key part of TCU's offense ... ranked second in receptions (30), third in all-purpose yards (841) and fourth in rushing (386 yards) ... totaled 15 receptions in the final three contests, including six grabs for 53 yards in the 17-16 Poinsettia Bowl victory over Boise State ... the six receptions tied a career high ... recorded five catches for 67 yards versus Air Force and four for 69 yards at Utah ... had a career-long 34-yard reception against the Utes while adding 43 yards rushing, including a 3-yard scoring run ... rushed for a career-best 82 yards on 19 carries while adding four receptions for 21 yards in the 31-14 win over Stanford ... had a 1-yard scoring run to break a 14-14 third-quarter tie against the Cardinal ... ran for 67 and 56 yards, respectively, in home wins over Stephen F. Austin and San Diego State ... added a 7-yard touchdown carry and a 41-yard kickoff return in the SFA contest ... scored on a 10-yard run versus the Aztecs ... began the year with 40 yards rushing on 11 carries in the 26-3 win at New Mexico ... had three receptions for 27 yards in the 44-14 win at UNLV ... had two catches for 27 yards, including a 19-yard grab, to go with a 28-yard kickoff return at Oklahoma ... his six kickoff returns (22.3 average) on the year placed second on the Frogs to Aaron Brown (18).

2007: Moved from wide receiver to tailback during preseason camp ... saw significant action early in the season due to injuries to Aaron Brown and Joseph Turner ... placed third on the Frogs in rushing (321 yards) and tied for seventh in receiving (18 catches) ... the second-leading receiver out of the backfield for TCU ... had a career-best six receptions for 74 yards, including a season-long 25-yard grab, at Air Force ... rushed for at least 40 yards in six games ... ran for a season-best 51 yards on 11 carries with a season-long 14-yard gain in the 37-0 win over New Mexico ... had 12 rushes for 42 yards while catching three passes for 30 yards in the 20-13 Texas Bowl win over Houston ... carried 12 times for 47 yards including a 2-yard touchdown in the 45-33 victory at San Diego State to close the regular season ... added two receptions for 17 yards against the Aztecs ... had a 12-yard scoring run as part of 40 yards on nine attempts in the season-opening 27-0 win over Baylor ... added two receptions versus the Bears ... ran for 41 yards on 10 carries to go with three receptions at Texas ... made his first collegiate start in the 21-7 win over SMU.

2006: His first collegiate reception went for six yards against San Diego State ... also had a catch in the Air Force game ... had a 1-yard rush at Baylor in his collegiate debut... carried for three yards the following week versus UC Davis ... totaled two tackles on special teams in the 12-3 win over Texas Tech.

2005: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Played at nearby Aledo High for coach Tim Buchanan ... lettered four times in football and track & field, twice in soccer and once in basketball ... carried 305 times for 2,166 yards, good for a 7.1 per carry average and 28 touchdowns as a senior, en route to all-area, district co-MVP and all-state honors ... also was an academic all-state selection ... helped team to the state semifinals ... was a first-team all-district back and the Parker County Offensive MVP as a junior after rushing for 1,342 yards ... named Newcomer of the Year as a freshman ... finished his prep career with 4,826 yards on 767 carries with 55 touchdowns ... also caught 69 passes for 1,245 yards and six scores ... returned one punt and one kickoff for a touchdown, accounting for 63 career TDs ... was the 2004 Newcomer of the Year in soccer ... soccer team finished as the state runner-up in 2005.

Personal: Parents are Richey and Jodi Christian ... Jodi is an administrative assistant for TCU women's basketball ... younger sister, Hannah, is a freshman on the TCU women's basketball team ... is a geology major with a social and anthology minor.

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