#44 Ryan Mueller
SR 6-2 245
2012: Played in all 13 games. Finished the season with 14 tackles and two sacks. Had six pass breakups and recovered two fumbles.
A Kansas product who walked on prior to the 2010 season... Was used as a pass-rush defensive lineman last year and will continue to expand his role along the defensive front.
2011: Played in all 13 games... Recorded a half-sack against Eastern Kentucky and a solo stop against Iowa State... Also broke up a pass against Texas A&M and recovered a fumble in the Cotton Bowl.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered at St. Thomas Aquinas under head coach Mike Thomas... Was named the Eastern Kansas League Defensive Player of the Year, as well as the Kansas City Metro Defensive Player of the Year... Was a first team all-state honoree as he led the Saints to a 9-2 record and a state runner-up finish... Also lettered in basketball and track.
PERSONAL: Ryan K Mueller was born April 30, 1991, in Morristown, N.J... Son of Steve and Valerie Mueller... Has two siblings... Plans to major in horticulture.