80 Ryan Hamby

Ryan Hamby Ohio State
usaUnited States
Cincinnati, OH
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Major: Sports & Leisure Studies (2004-05), Undeclared (2001-03)

Weight: 255 (2005), 250 (2004), 255 (2003), 240 (2002), 245 (2001)

2005 Media Guide: Will be in his second season as the starter at tight end … is a fine blocker and a sure-handed receiver with excellent speed and the ability to get open downfield … can stretch a defense vertically with his speed … capable of making the spectacular one-handed catch … has played in 39 games and started 21 times during his career … heads into his senior season with 36 career receptions and has caught at least one pass in 22 games … a three-year letter winner.

2004: Played in all 12 games and had nine starts … did not start the Penn State, Purdue and Michigan games when the Buckeyes opened in a three-wideout set, but was always the starting tight end … finished fifth on the team with 16 catches for 178 yards (11.1 avg.) and one touchdown … his lone score came against Cincinnati and a number of his family members were in attendance … career-high four pass receptions against Cincinnati and Iowa … totaled a career-best 75 yards against the Bearcats … caught a pass in every game except two (Penn State and Michigan State) … was named OSU’s offensive lineman of the week against both Cincinnati and Indiana.

2004 Media Guide: Veteran receiver who has understudied Ben Hartsock the past two years and will now step in as the starter at tight end … started seven games a year ago when the Buckeyes opened in two-tight end sets … has played in all 27 games the past two seasons and has 12 career starts to his credit … a sure-handed receiver with excellent speed, has the ability to get open and is capable of making the spectacular one-handed grab … his combination of size and speed can poise significant match-up problems for opposing defenses … has developed into a fine blocker … Ohio State’s fourth leading receiver last year with 18 receptions for 190 yards and three touchdowns.

2003 Season: Played in all 13 games and started seven times … had receptions in all but two games (Iowa and Kansas State) … top game in terms of receptions was three catches for 37 yards against Bowling Green … longest play of the year was 31 yards vs. San Diego State … touchdown grabs against N.C. State (in overtime), Northwestern and Michigan State.

2003 Media Guide: Ryan Hamby heads into the fall as the primary backup for Ben Hartsock at tight end … played behind Hartsock last year and appeared in all 14 games … started the San Jose State, Penn State and Minnesota games when the Buckeyes opened with two tight ends … was used primarily as a blocker last season, but does possess excellent speed and is a gifted receiver … has the potential to be a dangerous weapon in the OSU arsenal if he continues to develop … had two receptions last year, both against Kent State, one of those for his first collegiate touchdown (on an 18-yard pass from Scott McMullen).

2002 Season: Made his collegiate debut against Texas Tech in the season opener … recorded his first career catch a week later against Kent State (11 yards) … logged double-figure minutes in 10 of OSU’s 14 games with a high of 20 on three separate occasions … biggest play of the year may have come against Michigan when he recovered a fumble in OSU territory after teammate Michael Jenkins had been stripped of the ball.

2002 Media Guide: Ryan Hamby will, in all likelihood, be the No. 2 tight end this fall behind Ben Hartsock … has great hands and outstanding speed and is a legitimate deep threat … is bigger and stronger than he was a year ago and has improved as a blocker … has the potential to be a dangerous weapon and should get better and better as the season progresses … has a bright future.

2001 Season: Redshirted.

High School: Second-Team Division I Associated Press All-Ohio selection … First-Team AP Southwest Ohio All-District selection … First-Team Cincinnati Enquirer All-Star selection … 45 receptions for 700 yards as a senior … first-team all-conference selection … also played defensive end … three-year member of the basketball team … team won the 1998-99 state championship in basketball.

Personal: Born Oct. 30, 1981 … son of Steve and Debbie Michalski … grandfather Martin Michalski is a high school football coach in St. Louis, Mo. … aspires to become a teacher … in 10 years he would like to be “in the NFL” … lists Europe as the place he would most like to visit … enjoys playing basketball, is an art fan, and collects DVDs.


SeasonTeamGGSTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLngFumLost
2002Ohio State141NA22914.5118NANA
2003Ohio State137NA1819010.6331NANA
2004Ohio State129NA1617811.1129NANA
2005Ohio State86NA9859.4027NANA