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Pro Bowl selection (2012 season) PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011) NFLPA Community MVP (Week 3, 2014) Media Good Guy Award (2014) Redskins Walter Payton Man of the Year (2015) NFL Top 100 Players (No. 70 in 2014)
Pro Bowl selection (2012 season) PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011) NFLPA Community MVP (Week 3, 2014) 2014 Media Good Guy Award
NFL debut: 9/11/11 (vs. NYG)... First sack: 9/18/11 (vs. ARI, Kevin Kolb)... First multi-sack game: 11/13/11 (at MIA, 2)... First INT: 9/11/11 (vs. NYG, Eli Manning)... First TD: 9/11/11 (vs. NYG, 9 yard INT return, Eli Manning)... First FF: 9/26/11 (at DAL, Laurent Robinson)... First FR: 11/18/12 (vs. PHI, LeSean McCoy)
Originally selected by the Washington Redskins in the first round (16th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft... Signed multiyear contract extension on July 29, 2015.
Enters 2016 having started all 80 regular season games in which he has appeared... Credited by STATS, LLC with 290 tackles (215 solo), 47.5 sacks, two interceptions (both returned for touchdowns), 17 forced fumbles and two fumbles recovered through the 2015 season... Ranked third on the Redskins’ all-time sack list (47.5) after his first five seasons... Became only the third member of the Redskins to start all 16 games in a season in each of his first five NFL seasons, joining Champ Bailey (1999-2003) and Jon Jansen (1999-2003)... Named to the Pro Bowl following the 2012 season and to the 2011 PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team... Was the only NFL player to accumulate 10 sacks and two interception return touchdowns from 2011-12... Scored a touchdown in his NFL debut, intercepting a pass from Eli Manning and returning it nine yards... Set a Redskins’ rookie franchise record with four forced fumbles in 2011.
Named the team’s 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year for his play on the field and work in the Washington, D.C. metro area community... Started all 16 regular season games for a fifth straight season and started his second career postseason contest... Became only the third member of the Redskins to start all 16 games in a season in each of his first five NFL seasons since the NFL adopted the 16-game format in 1978, joining Champ Bailey (1999-2003) and Jon Jansen (1999-2003)... Accrued 42 tackles (33 solo), 9.5 sacks, three passes defensed and two forced fumbles during the year... Recorded two tackles (one solo), a pass defensed and a half-sack vs. MIA (9/13)... Made four tackles (two solo) and was credited with a forced fumble in a win vs. STL (9/20)... Registered a solo tackle at NYG (9/24)... Recorded four solo tackles (two for loss) including a sack vs. PHI (10/4)... Posted two sacks among his three solo tackles, passing Brian Orakpo (40.0) for fifth on the Redskins all-time sack list. The multi-sack game was his first since Week 14 of 2014... Added an assisted tackle at NYJ (10/18)... Made one solo tackle vs. TB (10/25) prior to exiting the game with a hand injury... Contributed two tackles (one solo) in contests at NE (11/8) and vs. NO (11/15)... Recorded three tackles (two solo) including a sack at CAR (11/22), moving into sole possession of fourth-place in career sacks in team history... Registered three solo tackles, two sacks and a pass defensed in a win vs. NYG (11/29). Moved past Monte Coleman (43.5) for third-most sacks in franchise history since 1982... Posted two solo tackles (one for loss) and a pass defensed vs. DAL (12/7)... Recorded five tackles (four solo) including an eightyard sack in a win at CHI (12/13). Became only the fifth NFL player since 1982 to record 7.5 sacks in each of his first five seasons (Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and Reggie White)... Recorded three solo tackles and a sack in a win vs. BUF (12/20). On the sack, he forced the 17th fumble of his career... Made three solo tackles in a division-clinching win at PHI (12/26)... Recorded two tackles (one solo) including a sack in regular season finale at DAL (1/3)... Posted two tackles (one solo) and a pass defensed in NFC Wild Card Round vs. GB (1/10).
Started all 16 games for the fourth consecutive season and posted a careerhigh 13.5 sacks... Tied Ken Harvey (13.5 in 1994) and Dexter Manley (13.5 in 1984) for fourth-most sacks by a member of the Redskins since sacks became official in 1982. Coy Bacon unofficially recorded 15.0 in 1979... Tied for the league lead in forced fumbles (five), becoming the first member of the Redskins to finish atop league rankings in that category since LaVar Arrington in 2003 (six)... Started at HOU (9/7), recording three tackles (two solo) and the 11th forced fumble of his career... Started vs. JAX (9/14), tying a team record with four sacks among the Redskins’ team-record-tying 10 sacks on the day. Tied Phillip Daniels (12/18/05), Ken Harvey (11/23/97), Dexter Manley (10/2/88) and Brian Orakpo (12/13/2009). Pushed past Darryl Grant (27.0) for ninth on the Redskins’ all-time sack list... Started and added a solo tackle at PHI (9/21)... Started and recorded a sack among his three solo tackles vs. NYG (9/25) to move past Bruce Smith (28.5) for eighth in sacks in franchise history... Started and registered five tackles (two solo) including a sack vs. SEA (10/6)... Recorded a career-high nine tackles (seven solo) with a half-sack and a forced fumble in a start at ARI (10/12)... Made four tackles (two solo) in a start vs. TEN (10/19)... Started and recorded six tackles (five solo) with a sack in an overtime win at DAL (10/27)... Started and made three solo tackles at MIN (11/2)... Started and made three tackles (two solo, two for loss) vs. TB (11/16)... Started and recorded three tackles (two solo) including a sack to tie his single-season career high (8.5) at SF (11/23)... Started vs. STL (12/7) and improved upon his single-season career high in sacks, collecting two sacks to push his season total to 11.5 and Passed Andre Carter (34.0) and Dave Butz (35.5) on the team’s all-time sack list. The multi-sack game was the sixth of his career. Also forced the 14th fumble of his career, passing Ken Harvey (13) for most by a member of the Redskins since 1994... Started and recorded two solo tackles including a sack at NYG (12/14). Pushed career-high sack total to 12.5 and tied Marco Coleman (12.5 in 2000) for the sixth-most sacks in a single season in team history... Started and posted six solo tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in a win vs. PHI (12/20). Pushed career-high sack total to 13.5, tying Ken Harvey (1994) and Dexter Manley (1984) for fourth in team history, tying Harvey for the most sacks by a Redskins linebacker in a single season. Notched a full sack in five consecutive games for the first time in his career, becoming the first member of the Redskins to accomplish the feat since Fred Stokes in Weeks 1-5 of the 1991 season... Recorded two tackles (one solo) in a start vs. DAL (12/28).
Started at outside linebacker vs. PHI (9/9) and had a career-high eight tackles (seven solo), one sack and was credited with a forced fumble on a Michael Vick lateral that DeAngelo Hall returned 75 yards for a touchdown... Started at GB (9/15), collecting five tackles (all solo) and matching his career high with two sacks... Started vs. DET (9/22) and posted seven tackles (three solo) and a pass defensed... Started at OAK (9/29), and added four tackles (two solo), including a career-high-matching two sacks and a forced fumble. The multi-sack game was the fourth of his career... Started and registered two solo tackles at DAL (10/13)... Started and posted two tackles (one solo) vs. CHI (10/20)... Started at DEN (10/27), registering two solo tackles, a sack and a forced fumble... Started and added three tackles (two solo) vs. SD (11/3)... Started and contributed four tackles (three solo) and a pass defensed at MIN (11/7)... Started and had two solo tackles at PHI (11/17)... Started and added three tackles (two solo) including two for loss vs. SF (11/25)... Started and recorded four solo tackles vs. NYG (12/1)... Started and had a team-high eight tackles (seven solo), including three for loss, vs. KC (12/8)... Started and registered four tackles (one solo) including a 10-yard sack of Matt Ryan at ATL (12/15)... Started and notched five tackles (two solo), including a sack... Started and made three tackles (one solo) vs. NYG (12/29)... Started at IND (11/30) and recorded a sack-fumble on the game’s first offensive play to establish a new career high in sacks (9.5) and tie Ken Harvey for the most forced fumbles by a member of the Redskins since 1994 (13). Led the team with five tackles (all solo).
Started all 16 regular season games for the second straight year... Credited by the coaching staff with 62 tackles (32 solo), 25 quarterback pressures and 11 passes defensed... Added a career-high 8.5 sacks and had his second career interception return touchdown... Started at outside linebacker and played every snap in the team’s season-opening win at NO (9/9), registering two tackles (both solo), two quarterback hurries and a sack... Started at STL (9/16) and finished with two tackles... Started vs. CIN (9/23), registering a four tackles, three quarterback hits, two passes defensed and a half-sack. Also hit Bengals QB Andy Dalton on the pass interecpted by Rob Jackson for a touchdown... Started at TB (9/30) and registered three tackles, including two tackles for loss, a sack and a pass defensed... Started vs. ATL (10/7) and scored the second touchdown of his career, intercepting a Matt Ryan pass and returning it 28 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. He became the first Redskin since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to have an interception return for touchdown in each of his first two NFL seasons... Started and had two tackles vs. MIN (10/14)... Started and had one tackle at NYG (10/21)... Started and registered a sack, a pass defensed and four tackles (all solo) at PIT (10/28)... Started and had one tackle vs, CAR (11/4)... Started in a win vs. PHI (11/18) and had three tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Had his consecutive snaps played streak dating back to his first NFL game end at 1,751 via coaches’ decision in the fourth quarter... Started and had four tackles (all solo), one pass defensed and one sack in a Thanksgiving Day win at DAL (11/22)... In a win vs. NYG (12/3) on Monday Night Football, started at outside linebacker and registered four tackles (two solo)... Started and had four solo tackles in a win vs. BAL (12/9)... Started and had three solo tackles and two passes defensed in a win at CLE (12/16)... Started and had five solo tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in a win at PHI (12/23)... Started and had six tackles (three solo) in a division-clinching win vs. DAL (12/30)... Started and had four tackles in the NFC Wild Card Round vs. SEA (1/6).
Started in all 16 games and played every defensive snap despite not having the luxury of a traditional offseason program... Finished with 70 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, and team-highs in forced fumbles (four) and quarterback pressures (42)... Four forced fumbles were a Redskins rookie record... Started at left outside linebacker vs. NYG (9/11) in his first career game and recorded six tackles (one solo) and returned his first career interception nine yards for a touchdown... Started at left outside linebacker vs. ARI (9/18) and finished with three tackles (two solo), his first career sack and two passes defensed... Started at left outside linebacker at DAL (9/26) and recorded four tackles (four solo), one sack and one forced fumble... Was named as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for September... Started at left outside linebacker at STL (10/2) and recorded six tackles (five solo), one sack and a forced fumble... Started at left outside linebacker vs. PHI (10/16) and recorded six tackles (two solo), and one pass defensed... Started at left outside linebacker at CAR (10/23) and recorded three tackles (two solo)... Started at left outside linebacker at BUF (10/30) and recorded five solo tackles... Started at left outside linebacker vs. SF (11/6) and recorded six tackles (four solo) and one sack... Started at left outside linebacker at MIA (11/13) and recorded six tackles (five solo), two sacks and two forced fumbles... Started at left outside linebacker vs. DAL (11/20) and recorded four tackles (one solo), one sack and one pass defensed... Started at left outside linebacker at SEA (11/27) and recorded five tackles (two solo)... Started at left outside linebacker vs. NYJ (12/4) and recorded seven tackles (four solo) and one pass defensed... Started at left outside linebacker vs. NE (12/11) and recorded one solo tackle... Started at left outside linebacker at NYG (12/18) and recorded three tackles (two solo) and one sack... Started at left outside linebacker vs. MIN (12/24) and recorded three tackles (two solo)... Started at left outside linebacker at PHI (1/1/12) and recorded two solo tackles.
Finished career tied for the all-time Football Bowl Subdivision record with 14 fumbles forced (Big Ten record), tied for second all-time at Purdue with 33.5 sacks and fifth in Purdue history in tackles for loss with 57.0... As a senior, was a team co-captain and received team’s Most Valuable Player Award for defense... Was the first unanimous All-American at Purdue since 1980 and merely the seventh in school history... Named first team All- America by the American Football Coaches Association, The Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Football Writers Association of America, the Associated Press and The Sporting News... Also earned SI.com first team All- American, Rivals.com first team All-American, Collegefootballnews.com first team All-American, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (coaches and media votes), Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year (coaches), first team All-Big Ten (coaches and media), Academic All-Big Ten... Was runner up for the Ted Hendricks Award (nation’s outstanding defensive end), semifinalist for Chuck Bednarik Award, Rotary Lombardi Award and Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy... Led the Football Bowl Subdivision in tackles for loss in the regular season (26.0), tied for second in fumbles forced (5), third in the FBS in sacks (12.5) and led the Big Ten in all three categories... Started all 12 games and totaled 70 tackles (50 solo), 26 tackles for a loss, 12.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries... As a junior, received team’s Pit Bull Award - Defense (exemplified and sustained tenacity and intense play) for spring practice and was named to Ted Hendricks Award watch list (nation’s outstanding defensive end)... Earned second team All-American by Rivals.com, honorable mention All-American by College Football Insiders and SI.com, first team All-Big Ten by media and second team by coaches, second team Academic All-American, Academic All-District V and Academic All-Big Ten... Received team’s Most Valuable Player Award for defense... Started all 12 games and led nation with school-record-tying seven forced fumbles (also James Looney, 1979), which are second-most in Big Ten history (Jonal Saint-Dic of Michigan State had eight in 2007)... Topped Big Ten and ranked third nationally with 13.0 sacks... Ranked fourth in Big Ten with 18.5 tackles for loss, fourth on team with 66 tackles (41 solo, 25 assists), and had two pass breakups and one fumble recovery... As a sophomore, named honorable mention All-Big Ten by media, Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-District V... Appeared in all 12 games, including 11 starts and ranked seventh in Big Ten in sacks (7.0) and 10th in tackles for loss (11.5)... Totaled 56 tackles (31 solo), four passes defensed, one interception and two forced fumbles... As a freshman, appeared in 12 games and totaled 18 tackles (12 solo) and one sack.
Attended Muncie (Ind.) Central H.S. and lettered four times in football and baseball, starting in each of his last three seasons on the gridiron... Also lettered twice in basketball (freshman and junior years)... Received a threestar prospect rating and was rated the 88th-best player in the nation by Scout.com... Lined up at defensive end and tight end, earning Defensive Lineman of the Year in Mr. Football voting, adding All-State, All-Division 4A and All-North Central League honors in 2006... Recorded 90 tackles and led the state with 19.0 quarterback sacks as a senior... On offense, he pulled down 40 passes for 789 yards (19.73 avg.) and six touchdowns, as the team compiled a 7-6 record... On the basketball court, he was a reserve on the Muncie Central team that lost to future NBA draft picks Greg Oden and Mike Conley at Lawrence North in the 2006 Class 4A title game... Threw out a first pitch with former MLB player Javy Lopez at opening night of the AA Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Eastern League in 2013... Born Patrick Ryan Kerrigan... Father, Brendan, played football at Ball State... Brother, Kyle, was a member of the DePauw swim team.
In 2013, launched Ryan Kerrigan’s Blitz for the Better Foundation, which provides opportunities, support and resources to children and families in need in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. Served as a waiter with several teammates at Ruth’s Chris Steak House at the organization’s launch fundraiser, raising more $100,000 for seriously ill, special needs and physically challenged children in each of the last three years... Has dedicated multiple "Kerrigan's Korner" hubs at local children's hospitals to provide children who are battling various serious illnesses with an electronic hub full of games and movies to keep their minds stimulated during recovery... Named the Redskins Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2015 for his efforts in the community... Attended the Smashing Walnuts Foundation Gala to help raise awareness for childhood brain cancer, promoted the importance of eating breakfast to Guilford Elementary students in Sterling, Va., participated in the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll, walked in the inaugural WOW Wives Runway Show to benefit the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, welcomed 1,100 children into the Redskins locker room at FedExField to meet Santa and take home toys for Christmas at Skings San Shoppe, met and congratulated children who won their Redskins Read Across Richmond summer challenge and brought 25 children from INOVA Children’s Hospital to the Redskins cafeteria to eat, play games and create their own Build–A-Bear in 2015... In 2014, raised money for after-school exercise and wellness programs with actor Matthew McConaughey and teammate Alfred Morris at the Movies with Morris event and raised money for pediatric cancer research at the Make-A-Wish Foundation Evening of Wishes Gala in 2014... Participated in the Smashing Walnuts Foundation fundraiser in honor of Gabriella Miller in 2013 among his other charitable endeavors... In 2012, participated in the team’s 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C... Brought smiles to hospital patients by dressing up in costume and visiting with children at the WRCF Pediatric Halloween Party... In 2011, helped the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the U.S. Marine Corps provide 1,100 youth in need with a toy during the holiday season at the annual Skins Santa Shoppe... Participated in the 4th & Life program, a program for high school athletes focusing on what it takes to be successful on the field, in the classroom, and in the workplace... Led kids in fitness activities as part of NFL’s PLAY 60 campaign, helping kids get 60 minutes of exercise a day.
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman comes in untouched to the quarterback, but linebacker Ryan Kerrigan picks up the sack.
Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan spoke with the media following Wednesday's practice at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park.
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Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan spoke with the media following Tuesday's walkthrough at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park.
Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan registers his eighth sack of the season.