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Ryan Torzsa
Player Profile:
Ryan Torzsa 1695169
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waxhaw, N.C.
High School: Cuthbertson
Major: Finance
Experience: 3 Letters

Fourth-year member of the squad as a senior • CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee • one of 10 seniors on the squad • three-time member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference team • three-year letterwinner who will start at free safety for second straight year • smart player with a great nose for the football • also should play a key role on special teams • has appeared in 35 career games and recorded 55 tackles (29 solo stops) • active team career leader with three interceptions • outstanding athlete and a hard-hitter • had one tackle in Blue-White spring game in May.

Anchored Delaware defensive secondary from free safety spot as a junior • one of four defensive backs to start all 11 games • led a unit that ranked No. 5 in the Colonial Athletic Association and 24th in the NCAA in total defense (329.2) and was No. 3 in scoring defense (20.5/22nd in NCAA) • ranked fourth among Blue Hen defensive backs with 28 tackles (16 solo stops) • tied for team lead with two interceptions • also had a pass breakup • had at least two tackles in all but one game and matched a career-high with four stops each vs. North Carolina, William & Mary, and Towson • returned a fumble 41 yards for a touchdown in near upset of James Madison late in the season • intercepted a pass in the season opener vs. Jacksonville and in the finale against Elon • blocked a punt that resulted in a touchdown in win over William & Mary • became first UD player since 2002 to intercept a pass and block a punt in the same season • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week vs. William & Mary and James Madison • selected by staff to carry out U.S. Flag vs. North Carolina • earned first team CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic honors • earned PNC Bank Student-Athlete Acheiver Award (Oct. 24) • named to CAA Academic All-Conference team • had one tackle in Blue-White spring game in May.

Played a key role on Delaware defense as a backup at free safety behind Jake Giusti and as a special teams contributor • played in all 12 games • recorded 20 tackles on the season, including 10 of the solo variety • had the team's first interception of the season in Week 5 vs. Sacred Heart, picking off a pass in the end zone to prevent a touchdown • interception was one of only five for the Hens all season • had season-high four tackles in opener vs. Pitt and added three vs. Sacred Heart and two in four other games • team ranked No. 4 in the CAA in passing yards allowed per game (197.2) • earned CAA Academic All-Conference honors • had two solo tackles in Blue-White spring game.

One of just three true freshmen to see action on defense for Delaware • appeared in all 12 games as a special teams standout and backup safety to earn first letter • earned Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week in collegiate debut vs. Jacksonville • recorded seven tackles on the season, including three solo stops • had season-high two tackles vs. Wagner and also posted single tackles vs. Jacksonville, Delaware State, Navy, James Madison, and Maine • member of CAA Academic Honor Roll.

Played at Cuthbertson High School for head coach Mike Roark as a senior after three years at Bartram Trail (Fla.) High School • three-year starter • was named to 2012 pre-season all-conference and all-county teams but missed first five games of season with an injury • recorded 61 tackles, 18 pass breakups, and five interceptions over sophomore and junior seasons at Bartram Trail and had 66 tackles, two pass breakups, two interceptions, and three forced fumbles as a senior in 2012 at Cuthbertson • also caught six passes for 24.3 yard average as a senior • led Cuthbertson to first round state playoff berth in 2012 • led Bartram Trail HS to 13-1 record and state semifinal berth in 2011 • outstanding hurdler in track and field • qualified for state championships in 2013 • team was state champions in 2012 • also played one season of junior varsity baseball • honor student.

Ryan Alexander Torzsa ("tore-zuh") • born Jan. 26, 1995 • honor student as a finance major • would like to own a business after graduation • member of the National College Athlete Honor Society • has worked as a leasing consultant and served an internship with Diamond State Financial Group during the summers • team representative to Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) • has served on the SAAC Executive Board • son of Alex and Lori Torzsa • originally from Jacksonville, Fla. area before moving to North Carolina.


Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
2016 11/11   33 (16)  0-0/0-0 /0  2/5
2015 11/11 28 (16) 0/0 1/0 2/1
2014 12/0 20(10) 0/0 0/0 1/0
2013 12/0 7 (3) 0/0
TOTALS 46/22 88 (45)

Tackles: 4 vs. Pittsburgh, 2014; Towson, North Carolina, William & Mary, 2015

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