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9  Ryan Tydlacka
Ryan Tydlacka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Trinity

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
Punter/Kicker

Experience:
3L


02/15/2012

Five Football Wildcats Named to 2011 All-Commonwealth Team

Winston Guy, La'Rod King, Danny Trevathan, Ryan Tydlacka, Larry Warford honored

01/31/2012

Trevathan, Tydlacka to Play in Players All-Star Classic

Former Kentucky stars Danny Trevathan and Ryan Tydlacka to play in all-star game

12/15/2011

Andre' Woodson Set to Graduate

Former Wildcat Star Completes Degree After Year as Student Assistant Coach

12/08/2011

Trevathan, Tydlacka Tabbed All-SEC by Rivals.com

Maxwell Smith Earns Freshman All-SEC Honors by SEC Coaches, Rivals.com

11/28/2011

Tydlacka Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week

Senior punter Ryan Tydlacka honored after impressive performance vs. Tennessee

11/26/2011

FB vs. Tennessee, 112611

The University of Kentucky football team snapped a 26-game losing streaking to Tennessee by beating the Volunteers 10-7

11/05/2011

FB vs. Ole Miss, 110511

Cats Bounce Ole Miss 30-13; Williams runs for 111 yards and two touchdowns; Trevathan notches 17 tackles, one INT

  • National Punter of the Week for the Ole Miss game by the College Football Performance Awards (2010)
  • SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Week for the South Carolina game (2010)
  • All-SEC fourth team by Phil Steele's College Football (2009)

Punted very well during spring practice and was named to the "All-Spring Team" by Rivals.com ... Two-year starting punter ... Has improved his average each season ... Strong leg is complemented with good hang time and placement ... Did an excellent job in 2008 as the team's short-field punter ... Also has placekicked during his career ... Has played in 36 games ... Has graduated with a degree in business management and is now working toward a second major in business marketing.

2010 (Junior): Averaged 43.8 yards per punt ... SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Week for the South Carolina when he landed three punts inside the 20-yard line ... Launched a career-long 73-yard punt at Ole Miss, averaging a single-game best 50.5 yards per punt against the Rebels ... Named the College Football Performance Awards National Punter of the Week for his performance against Ole Miss, pinning the Rebels at their own one-yard line and three-yard line.

2009 (Sophomore): A fourth-team All-SEC choice by Phil Steele's College Football ... Averaged 40.0 yards per punt ... Single-game best was a 45.2-yard average in the win at Vanderbilt ... Had a career-long 59-yarder at South Carolina ... Did a fine job with hang time and placement as only 11 of his 64 punts were returned during the season ... UK ranked fifth in the SEC in net punting ... Dropped two punts inside the five-yard line vs. Alabama and did the same thing in the win at Auburn.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Made an appearance in 10 games, serving as the team's pooch punter and backup kicker ... Sixteen of his 22 punts stayed within the 20, with the other six going for touchbacks ... Made 3-of-6 field goals, including a long of 51 yards against South Carolina ... Made both field-goal attempts vs. Western Kentucky.

2007 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: First-team all-state as a junior and senior by The Associated Press ... First-team all-state as a senior, third team as a junior by the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Outstanding kicker/punter from perennial state power Trinity HS in Louisville ... Averaged 45.6 yards per punt as a senior ... Three-year starting punter with a career average of 40.3 yards ... Also the team's placekicker as a senior, making 68 of 70 extra points and five of seven field goals ... Made his last five field goals, including a long of 42 yards against the wind and rain on a very muddy field ... Had 73 touchbacks on 116 kickoffs during his career, 62.9 percent ... Helped Trinity to a 37-5 record during his three seasons, including state championships in his final two seasons ... The all-district and all-county punter for three years ... Honorable-mention all-state his sophomore season by the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Also all-district and all-county as a kicker as a senior ... All-South Region selection by PrepStar magazine ... Had one punt for 46 yards for the winning Kentucky squad in the Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star Game in June, 2007 ... Coached by Bob Beatty ... "What a weapon! Anytime you can gain 50 yards with a punt, it changes the game," Beatty said. "Ryan is a student of the game who improved his consistency. He's also a class kid from a tremendous family, some of the best people you'll ever meet. UK is going to be proud they got this one." ... Chose Kentucky over Louisville and Rice.

Personal: Born in Louisville, Ky. ... Last name is pronounced "tid-LOTCH-ka" ... Son of Adrian and Ofelia Tydlacka ... His brother, Wade, punted at the University of Louisville and also played professionally in arena football ... Has completed his degree in business management and is working toward a second major in business marketing.

Community Cats: Salvation Army bellringer (2008) ... Visited patients at the St. Jude's Children's Hospital (2008) ... Visited patients at Birmingham Children's Hospital and the Lexington Veterans Administration Hospital (2011).

Ryan says ... Favorite college course so far: elementary art education ... I couldn't live without my: naps ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: I am close enough to play in front of my friends and family ... The one thing I like most about football is: anything can happen in a single play that can change the whole game ...Something people might not know about me is: I have eaten over 130 wings, a bowl of ice cream and a slice of cake in a single sitting and was still hungry.

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