Player Bio: UNLV: A late signee by the Rebels who will look to make an immediate contribution at linebacker ... Reunited with former prep teammate Jared Lebowitz, who is a redshirt QB at UNLV.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Transferred and spent the 2013 season at College of the Canyons located in Santa Clarita, CA ... Played in 11 games for coach Ted Iacenda ... Totaled 75 tackles, three QB sacks, six TFL, two forced fumbles and one interception for the Cougars. SAN JOSE STATE: Signed with the then-WAC school in 2012 and redshirted the season for the Spartans.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of St. Francis HS in La Canada, CA ... Played linebacker and tight end for coach Jim Bonds ... 2011 Mission League Co-Most Valuable Lineman ... Third on his team in tackles and pass receiving in as a senior after posting 86 tackles, nine pass breakups and an interception ... Also finished with 23 catches for 308 yards and two touchdowns ... Concluded his career in the 2012 Los Angeles Daily News All-Star Game.
PERSONAL: Ryan McAleenan was born March 11, 1994, in Santa Monica ... The son of Michael and Sharon McAleenan ... Older brother Mark McAleenan played football at Wesleyan University in Connecticut from 1994-96 ... Majoring in communication studies.