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Ryan Kerrigan

Ryan Kerrigan - #91 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 260 lbs.
Birthday 08/16/1988
Birthplace Muncie, IN
College Purdue
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 16th pick by Redskins


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Kerrigan becoming Redskins' all-around best defender

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
It perhaps hasn’t happened yet, but OLB Ryan Kerrigan just might be the Redskins’ best defensive player by season’s end.

Redskins might be wise to keep, not trade, picks

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
If the Redskins' 2011 class is any indication, they might be inclined to keep their picks and not trade them for a quarterback.

Rookie Meter: Smith making push for defensive honors

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
Aldon Smith had a huge game in front of a national audience on Monday night. But is it enough to take Defensive Rookie of the Year honors from Von Miller?

Kerrigan's play surpasses Orakpo's at times

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
Bill Belichick praised Redskins rookie OLB Ryan Kerrigan, and one NFL scout told PFW he thinks Kerrigan does some things better than Brian Orakpo.

Patriots-Redskins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 9:12 p.m. ET
The Redskins will be bringing the heat with OLBs Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo in Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Rookie Meter: Kerrigan hasn't lost knack for forcing fumbles

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan tied an FBS record in college with forced fumbles and has picked up where he left off, forcing two fumbles this season.

Rookie Meter: Newton wows in debut

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
Panthers QB Cam Newton had a sensational debut, silencing his doubters for one week. What did it do to his ranking on the meter?

Lockout limbo: Redskins report

Posted June 09, 2011 @ 9:41 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in a state of limbo thanks to the lingering lockout, we offer our take on where the Redskins stand.


Posted Jan. 20, 2013
Washington Redskins linebackers London Fletcher and Kerrigan will head to the Pro Bowl as replacements for Super Bowl-bound San Francisco 49ers linebackers Patrick Willis and Aldon Smith.||||||| The 37-year-old Fletcher is going to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl. Kerrigan, a second-year player, gets his first trip to the exhibition game. Their additions give the Redskins five Pro Bowl selections for the first time since 1996. They join rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, who will miss the Pro Bowl after knee surgery, left tackle Trent Williams and special teamer Lorenzo Alexander.
Posted April 28, 2011
Mike Shanahan upgraded a defense that was a yearlong embarrassment by selecting Ryan Kerrigan of Purdue with the 16th overall selection Thursday night in the NFL draft.||||||| Kerrigan was a defensive end in college, but he'll be an outside linebacker in Washington. The Redskins switched to a 3-4 scheme last year and didn't have the personnel to pull it off - the talents of Albert Haynesworth and Andre Carter essentially went to waste. Kerrigan will play opposite two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo, giving the Redskins an imposing tandem threat to the quarterback.