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Ryan Schadler

Position Wide Receiver
Height 5'11''
Weight 185 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Hesston, Kan.
High School Hesston HS
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Career Honors: 2017: Academic All-Big 12 Second Team; Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (fall). 2016: Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (fall). 2015: Third Team All-Big 12 honors (Phil Steele Magazine); Special Teams Player of the Week (South Dakota State); Muscle Milk Student Athlete of the Week (South Dakota State); Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (fall and spring).
 
2018 (Sr.): Has seen action on special teams and offense against Nicholls, at Central Michigan, vs. Rutgers, at Baylor, and versus Oklahoma State … at West Virginia: Saw action on special teams and at wide receiver … Ran the ball once for eight yards …at Texas Tech: Saw action on special teams and at wide receiver … TCU: Saw action on special teams … Iowa State: Saw action on special teams … at Kansas State: Saw action at wide receiver and on special teams … at Oklahoma: Saw action at wide receiver and on special teams … Texas: Saw action on special teams and at wide receiver in his last game as a Jayhawk. 

2017 (Jr.): Saw action in all 12 games starting one at wide receiver … Contributed as one of KU’s primary kickoff returners … Took back 25 kickoffs for a total of 562 yards … Finished the season ranked fifth in the Big 12 Conference in kick return yards averaging 22.5 yards a game … Had 21 receptions for 181 yards for the season … Recorded five rushing attempts, gaining 20 yards and scored one touchdown … SEMO: Caught two passes, gaining 12 yards … Central Michigan: Brought in one touchdown after a successful 33-yard rushing attempt … Caught six receptions for a total of 60 yards … Recorded his best kick return of the season, gaining 46 yards …  at Ohio: Completed one pass … Returned four kickoffs for 84 yards … West Virginia: Grabbed one pass for nine yards … Had one kickoff return for 29 yards … Texas Tech: Caught one pass for seven yards … Took back four kick returns for a total of 102 yards … at Iowa State: Had two rushing attempts for a total of one yard … Hauled in three receptions for 16 yards … K-State: Recorded one reception for 11 yards and four kick returns for 65 yards … Baylor: Caught three passes, good for a total of 30 yards … Returned one kick for 22 yards … at Texas: Recorded one reception for four yards … Oklahoma: Returned four kickoffs for 81 yards against the Sooners … at Oklahoma State: Caught two passes for 31 yards … Had a season-high 133 yards on six kickoff returns.  
 
2016 (So.): Missed the season due to injury.
 
2015 (RFr.): Played in all 12 games … KU’s primary kickoff returner took back 33 kicks for 750 yards … Finished the season fifth in the Big 12 Conference in kick return yards per game … Earned All-Big 12 Third Team honors … Also ran 20 times for an even 100 yards from scrimmage at running back … Returned three kicks for 104 yards and a score against South Dakota State … South Dakota State: Raced 91 yards for a touchdown on a kickoff return in his Jayhawk debut against SDSU … Named KU’s Special Teams Player of the Week and the Muscle Milk Student Athlete of the Week following his efforts against SDSU … Memphis: Rushed six times for 28 yards … at Rutgers: Saw time, but did not record any statistics … at Iowa State: Returned one kickoff for seven yards and ran the ball twice for five yards … Baylor: Returned three kickoffs for 73 yards … Texas Tech: Returned five kickoffs for a career-best 115 yards … at Oklahoma State: Recorded 104 yards on four kickoff returns and wrapped up a tackle on special teams … Oklahoma: Returned two kickoffs for 39 yards and added a special teams tackle … at Texas: Returned one kick for 21 yards and rushed six times for a career-high 56 yards … at TCU: Returned four kickoffs for 91 yards … West Virginia: Recorded three carries for eight yards and returned four kickoffs for 81 yards … K-State: Returned six kickoffs for 112 yards.        
 
2014 (Fr. at Wichita State): A member of the Wichita State track & field program for the 2014 fall semester.
 
High School: Completed a decorated prep career at Hesston HS of the Central Kansas League (CKL) … Accumulated six school records and was a two-time First Team All-State running back, along with a first-team bid at defensive back, in his senior season … Holds the second all-time rank in the state of Kansas for rushing yards in a game with 525 and eight touchdowns in a game against El Dorado … Led the state with 2,541 rushing yards and 42 total touchdowns in 2013 on his way to being named the Kansas Athlete of the Year … Took home the Kansas Class 4A Football Player of the Year award in 2013-14 … Garnered consecutive First Team All-CKL honors his junior and senior seasons … A three-time CKL Conference champion with the Swathers and head coach Clint Rider … Earned 12 letters during his tenure with the Swathers … A three-time Kansas state champion in track and a second-team all-state member of the HHS state champion basketball team his senior year … Member of the honor roll throughout high school and graduated with a 3.56 grade point average. 
 
Personal: Son of Melvin and Donna Schadler … Married to the former Madison Caffrey … Has one sister, Emily … Cousin, Steven Mathias, played football at Kansas State … Earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management with a minor in business in December 2017 … Currently pursuing an MBA certificate.