71 Ryan Merlau
71 Ryan Merlau
Height: 6-3
Weight: 285
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Java Center, N.Y.
High School: Pioneer
Position: OL
Major: Civil Engineering
gp 12
tk 1.0
sac -
int -
ffum -

Senior (2017): Started all 12 games during the season at right guard and served as a team captain… Was a part of a unit that helped the Spartans score a program-record 479 points during the 2017 season and totaled 5,252 yards of offense during the year, including 3,008 passing and 2,244 rushing… Helped the offensive line yield just 19 sacks in 12 games… Finished his career with 33 games played.

Junior (2016): Selected to the All-UAA Second Team and an honorable mention to the All-PAC Team… Started all 10 games at tackle during the season… Served as a team co-captain… Was a key member of an offensive line that helped the team rush for a school-record 2,597 yards during the season, as the team ended the year ranked 12th among all NCAA Division III teams with 497.9 yards per game and 14th with 257.9 rushing yards per contest… Named to the D3football.com Team of the Week on November 1st after helping the Spartans to collect 707 yards of total offense and 435 rushing yards in a 56-38 win at Washington (Mo.).

Sophomore (2015): Played in and started the Spartans’ first game of the campaign, before suffering a season-ending injury.

Freshman (2014): Saw action in nine games, making seven starts on the offensive line during his freshman campaign.

Personal: Earned three varsity letters in both football and track & field at Pioneer High School…two-year N.Y. Section VI Class B All-Star and a Big 30 All-Star…named All-New York State Honorable Mention and Section VI Scholar-Athlete of the Year…Western N.Y. All-Academic Team Honorable Mention…son of Douglas and MaryLou Merlau.

Recent Games
Oct 21 at Geneva W, 45-7
Oct 28 Washington (Mo.) W, 45-28
Nov 4 Westminster (Pa.) W, 41-10
Nov 11 at Carnegie Mellon W, 41-34
Nov 18 at Ill. Wesleyan W, 28-0
Nov 25 at Mount Union L, 45-16
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 1 1
Assists 0 0
Tackles 1.0 1.0
Tackles per game .1 .1
Sacks - -
Sack yards - -
Interceptions - -
Returned for touchdown - -
Fumble recoveries - -
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 2 at Chicago W, 34-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Grove City W, 42-10 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Waynesburg W, 56-21 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at St. Vincent W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Bethany (W.V.) W, 33-3 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Thiel W, 63-28 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Geneva W, 45-7 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Washington (Mo.) W, 45-28 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Westminster (Pa.) W, 41-10 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Carnegie Mellon W, 41-34 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Ill. Wesleyan W, 28-0 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 25 at Mount Union L, 45-16 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 2 at Chicago W, 34-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Grove City W, 42-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Waynesburg W, 56-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at St. Vincent W, 35-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Bethany (W.V.) W, 33-3 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Thiel W, 63-28 - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Geneva W, 45-7 - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Washington (Mo.) W, 45-28 - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Westminster (Pa.) W, 41-10 - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Carnegie Mellon W, 41-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Ill. Wesleyan W, 28-0 - - - - - - -
Nov 25 at Mount Union L, 45-16 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 2 at Chicago W, 34-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Grove City W, 42-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Waynesburg W, 56-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at St. Vincent W, 35-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Bethany (W.V.) W, 33-3 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Thiel W, 63-28 - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Geneva W, 45-7 - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Washington (Mo.) W, 45-28 - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Westminster (Pa.) W, 41-10 - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Carnegie Mellon W, 41-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Ill. Wesleyan W, 28-0 - - - - - - -
Nov 25 at Mount Union L, 45-16 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 2 at Chicago W, 34-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 16 Grove City W, 42-10 - - - - - 0
Sep 23 Waynesburg W, 56-21 - - - - - 0
Sep 30 at St. Vincent W, 35-14 - - - - - 0
Oct 7 Bethany (W.V.) W, 33-3 - - - - - 0
Oct 14 at Thiel W, 63-28 - - - - - 0
Oct 21 at Geneva W, 45-7 - - - - - 0
Oct 28 Washington (Mo.) W, 45-28 - - - - - 0
Nov 4 Westminster (Pa.) W, 41-10 - - - - - 0
Nov 11 at Carnegie Mellon W, 41-34 - - - - - 0
Nov 18 at Ill. Wesleyan W, 28-0 - - - - - 0
Nov 25 at Mount Union L, 45-16 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 2 at Chicago W, 34-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Grove City W, 42-10 - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Waynesburg W, 56-21 - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at St. Vincent W, 35-14 - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Bethany (W.V.) W, 33-3 - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Thiel W, 63-28 - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Geneva W, 45-7 - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Washington (Mo.) W, 45-28 - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Westminster (Pa.) W, 41-10 - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Carnegie Mellon W, 41-34 - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Ill. Wesleyan W, 28-0 - - - - - - - -
Nov 25 at Mount Union L, 45-16 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 2 at Chicago W, 34-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Grove City W, 42-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Waynesburg W, 56-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at St. Vincent W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Bethany (W.V.) W, 33-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Thiel W, 63-28 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Geneva W, 45-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Washington (Mo.) W, 45-28 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Westminster (Pa.) W, 41-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Carnegie Mellon W, 41-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Ill. Wesleyan W, 28-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 25 at Mount Union L, 45-16 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 2 at Chicago W, 34-14 1 - - - - 0
Sep 16 Grove City W, 42-10 1 - - - - 0
Sep 23 Waynesburg W, 56-21 1 - - - - 0
Sep 30 at St. Vincent W, 35-14 1 - - - - 0
Oct 7 Bethany (W.V.) W, 33-3 1 - - - - 0
Oct 14 at Thiel W, 63-28 1 - - - - 0
Oct 21 at Geneva W, 45-7 1 - - - - 0
Oct 28 Washington (Mo.) W, 45-28 1 - - - - 0
Nov 4 Westminster (Pa.) W, 41-10 1 - - - - 0
Nov 11 at Carnegie Mellon W, 41-34 1 - - - - 0
Nov 18 at Ill. Wesleyan W, 28-0 1 - - - - 0
Nov 25 at Mount Union L, 45-16 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 2 at Chicago W, 34-14 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 16 Grove City W, 42-10 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 23 Waynesburg W, 56-21 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 30 at St. Vincent W, 35-14 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 7 Bethany (W.V.) W, 33-3 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 14 at Thiel W, 63-28 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 21 at Geneva W, 45-7 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 28 Washington (Mo.) W, 45-28 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 4 Westminster (Pa.) W, 41-10 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 11 at Carnegie Mellon W, 41-34 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 18 at Ill. Wesleyan W, 28-0 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 25 at Mount Union L, 45-16 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 2 at Chicago W, 34-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Grove City W, 42-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Waynesburg W, 56-21 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at St. Vincent W, 35-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Bethany (W.V.) W, 33-3 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Thiel W, 63-28 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Geneva W, 45-7 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Washington (Mo.) W, 45-28 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Westminster (Pa.) W, 41-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Carnegie Mellon W, 41-34 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Ill. Wesleyan W, 28-0 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 25 at Mount Union L, 45-16 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2014-15 9 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2015-16 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 12 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 33 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2014-15 9 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 2 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 12 - - - - - - - -
Total 33 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2014-15 9 - - - - - - -
2015-16 2 - - - - - - -
2016-17 10 - - - - - - -
2017-18 12 - - - - - - -
Total 33 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2014-15 9 - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 2 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 12 - - - - - - - 0
Total 33 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2014-15 9 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 2 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 12 - - - - - - - -
Total 33 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2014-15 9 - - - - 0 .0
2015-16 2 - - - - 0 .0
2016-17 10 - - - - 0 .0
2017-18 12 - - - - 0 .0
Total 33 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2014-15 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Total 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2014-15 9 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 12 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 33 1 0 1.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 12 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 12 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 11 - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 12 - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 11 - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 12 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 7 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 11 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 1 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 4 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 12 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 11 - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 12 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 8 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 - - - - 0 .0
Away 7 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 11 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 1 - - - - 0 .0
-
September 4 - - - - 0 .0
October 4 - - - - 0 .0
November 4 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Conference 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Away 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
-
September 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 12 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 1 0 1.0 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 11 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 1 0 1.0 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -