Career Highs: 4 tackles vs. Troy in 2014
2014: UGA Most Improved Player of the Year ... played in 12 games ... six total tackles ... downed a punt at the one-yard line late in the fourth quarter vs. Tennessee which led to a defensive touchdown ... registered a career-high four tackles vs. Troy ... recipient of the Mr. & Mrs. Jack Swan Football Scholarship Endowment and the Hugar and Elizabeth Wikes Football Scholarship.
2013: Played in seven games and tallied five tackles ... enrolled at UGA in January ... recipient of the Hugar and Elizabeth Wilkes Football Scholarship.
High School: East River, coached by Marc Rankin ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region ... Ranked #10 overall player in the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida Super60 and #56 in Florida Top 100 ... Fox Sports NEXT three-star prospect, #38 MLB in country ... Rivals.com three-star player #24 ILB in country, #57 player in Florida ... ESPN four-star player, #296 on ESPN300, #13 ILB in country, #140 player in region, #53 player in the state ... 247sports.com four-star, #16 ILB in country, #40 player in Florida ... Had 189 tackles in 2012 ... Also punted and kicked.
Personal: RYNE JOHN RANKIN ... born Oct. 1, 1993 ... Major: Agribusiness.