Posted the greatest receiving season in school history with A&M records with 89 catches for 1,207 yards … earned second-team All-Big 12 honors … also grabbed 11 touchdown catches, which ranks No. 2 in school history … had a school-record six 100-yard receiving games, including a career-best 206 yards on 11 catches against Baylor … also posted 8-109 vs. SMU, 7-105 vs. Oklahoma State, 8-149 vs. Oklahoma, 9-137 vs. Kansas, and 8-105 vs Northwestern … his 230-yard game ranked No. 5 in school history … set another school record with four TD catches against Baylor … led the team with 16 offensive plays of 20 yards or more (all receptions), and had a team-high seven 20-yard plus TD plays … long TD catch of the season was a 79-yarder against Oklahoma, and had a pair of 68-yard TD receptions against Baylor.
Huge statistical season allowed him to break Rod Bernstine's long-standing school record for receptions in a season … his impressive statistical line was 72 catches for 825 yards with four touchdowns while starting all 13 games, which broke the old record of 65 set by Bernstine in 1986 … challenged the school record for catches in a game in the season-opener when he posted 13 catches (for 106 yards) against SFA, which tied for second-most in school history … had three 100 yard games with 106 vs. SFA, 105 vs. Texas Tech and a career-high 136 vs. Oklahoma … his long catch of the season was a crucial one for the Aggies when his 64- yard TD catch iced the Aggies' win over Oklahoma … also contributed 58 yards on 11 carries and 87 kickoff return yards on five attempts.
True freshman appeared in all but the first game of the year, primarily on special teams and as a backup wideout ... matched a season high with four receptions (for 31 yards) in Independence Bowl vs Georgia (12/28) ... very strong showing as kickoff returner against Texas (11/26), totaling 180 yards on seven returns (25.7 average) with a high of 39 ... came on late in season, catching 10 passes for 108 yards over the last four games ... season-best four catches for 38 yards against Baylor (11/21) ... made first career start at Colorado (11/7), totaling a season-high 39 yards ... hauled in first career touchdown pass in win over UAB (9/26) ... 10 of 19 receptions on the year (53 percent) went for first downs or touchdowns ... also made three tackles on special teams.
Coached by Derek Long at Westlake High School in Austin ... Earned All-State honors as a running back by both the AP and TSWA as a senior … also earned All-State honors as a kick returner (TSWA) … named the 25-5A Offensive MVP … as a sophomore ran for 262 yards and five touchdowns on only 30 carries … also recorded 39 tackles and intercepted two passes … as a junior ran for 1,336 yards and 14 touchdowns … also contributed 23 receptions for 539 yards and seven touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a touchdown … as a senior ran for 1,826 yards and 27 touchdowns to go along with 21 catches for 443 yards and four touchdowns … named Region 4 Player of the Week after rushing for 175 yards and four touchdowns and catching five passes for 76 yards and a score in win over Austin Bowie … Austin American-Statesman Texas Fab 55 … Maroon and White Report Texas Top 35 … placed 5th at the 5A State track meet as a junior with a time of 10.7 in the 100 meters … was also a regional qualifer in the 200 with a clocking of 21.93.
Ryan Swope is the son of Paul and Louise Swope ... chose the Aggies over Texas Tech ... born September 20, 1990 ... brother, Louie, is a defensive back on the Aggie football team ... also has two sisters, Regan and Hannah ... university studies with an emphasis on agriculture and life sciences major.