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29 Ryan Tillman

Ryan Tillman
  • Defensive back
  • Grade: Senior
  • Height: 5′10″
  • Weight: 175 lbs
UNLV: A reserve defensive back who is also a solid special teams contributor ... A former walk-on who later earned a scholarship ... One of four current Rebels produced by Rialto HS, including three in the UNLV defensive secondary along with Marquel Martin and Earl Barnes ... Earned Academic All-MWC honors in 2006 and `08 ... One of nine current Rebels who already went through graduation ceremonies for their bachelor's degree but return to play a final season in 2009.

2008: Played in three games -- all victories (USU, UNM and Wyoming) ... Totaled six tackles and grabbed his first career interception to seal the win over the Lobos.

2007: Played in 11 games as a junior ... Finished with three total tackles.

2006: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing on special teams in all 12 games.

2005: Redshirted after walking on.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Rialto HS ... Earned three letters playing QB and CB for the Knights ... Earned second team All-Citrus Belt League ... Also ran sprint events in track.

PERSONAL: Ryan E. Tillman was born on June 7, 1987, in Fontana, CA ... The son of Earl and Nancy Tillman ... Has two sisters, Lauren and Erin ... Uncle, Eddie Ayers, was a RB at UCLA in the mid-1970s ... Already earned his bachelor's degree in journalism & media studies.

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