CAREER TRANSACTIONS Logan Ryan
was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. SEASONAL REVIEWS 2013 (16/7, 2/0)
- Played all 16 regular-season games with seven starts and posted 41 tackles, 1½ sacks, five interceptions for 82 return yards and one touchdown, 10 passes defensed and one forced fumble.
- Played in both postseason games as a reserve and registered 12 tackles.
- Led all NFL rookies and tied for the AFC lead with a team-high five interceptions.
- Made his first career start vs. New Orleans (10/13).
- Started at N.Y. Jets (10/20) and returned his first career interception 79 yards for a touchdown. Also collected four tackles.
- Forced a fumble on his first NFL sack vs. Miami (10/27). Ryan strip-sacked Ryan Tannehill, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Rob Ninkovich deep in Miami territory. New England scored a touchdown three plays later. Finished the game with four tackles, 1½ sacks for -18 yards, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.
- Started as the nickel corner vs. Denver (11/24) and intercepted a Peyton Manning pass early in the fourth quarter that led to a touchdown. Posted four tackles.
- Intercepted a pass for the second straight game at Houston (12/1) and made three tackles.
- Picked off two passes for the first two-interception game of his career at Baltimore (12/22). The offense turned the interceptions into 10 points en route to a 41-7 win.
- Started at left cornerback for the injured Alfonzo Dennard vs. Buffalo (12/29) and tallied a season-high six tackles.
- Started 27-of-37 games at Rutgers – all at cornerback.
- Earned First Team All-American honors (Pro Football Weekly), second-team All-America accolades from The NFL Draft Report, All-Big Conference and Academic All-Big East honors as a senior.
- Earned All-Big East Conference first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report as a junior.
- Earned Big East All-Academic team honors as a sophomore.
- Recorded 170 tackles (111 solos) with an assisted sack, 11 stops for losses of 49 yards and a quarterback pressure.
- Caused two fumbles and recovered four others, returning one 18 yards.
- Deflected 39 passes and intercepted seven others for 73 yards in returns (10.4 avg), including one touchdown.
- Born Feb. 2, 1991.
- Majored in labor studies.
- Resides in Berlin, N.J.
- Defensive backs Logan Ryan and Duron Harmon are used to learning a new system together. Ryan and Harmon began their college football careers together as members of the same recruiting class at Rutgers University and developed a close friendship during their four years in Piscataway, N.J. As fate would have it, Ryan and Harmon would begin their NFL journeys together as well, when the Patriots selected the two defensive backs just eight picks apart in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Reunited once again, the former Scarlet Knights are excited and eager to make their mark, just as they did four years ago at Rutgers.
“We talked before the draft and said how good it would be to play on the same team again, and for it to happen again, it’s exciting and it’s a blessing,” Harmon told The Boston Globe. “It’s great [we’re contributing], because at the end of the day you want to play, and to contribute to a team like this, it’s fun.”