Born and raised in Hilliard, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, Ryan Royer has been around since Luke Fickell arrived in Clifton. Known for being a fun-loving, energetic dude, this fifth-year senior is also a talent off the field.
With a 3.2 GPA, Royer is not only a solid special-teamer, he is a mechanical engineering major with a very bright future after he hangs up the cleats. Ryan works closely with wide receiver Alec Pierce in the classroom, another engineering major on the team. Ryan loves math and bringing the laughter for his teammates at practice.
• Greatest fear? He hates to fail at anything he does.
• Favorite food at Camp? Hands down the Monterey chicken sandwiches.
• Favorite meal? His grandma’s chicken parmesan recipe because he is Italian.
• If you are trapped on a desert island, name three things you bring to the island? An Xbox, a friend, and a good book.
• Favorite TV show? The Office or The Sopranos.
• Favorite athlete? Derek Jeter.
• Your idol? His dad.
• If you had your own talk show, who would be your first three guests? Joe Rogan, Christopher Nolan, and Derek Jeter.
• If you could visit anyplace in the world, where would you go? Southern Italy.
• Best gift you have ever received? His grandpa gave him a 2001 Volvo car in high school. The headlights even had their own windshield wipers.
By Andy Smith