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    Constantin Ritzmann 6    
     
      Constantin Ritzmann
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mellensee, Germany

Last College:
Tallahassee N. Florida Christian

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 265

Position:
DE

Experience:
4L

PRINTABLE CAREER SUMMARY

Full name: Constantin Ritzmann ... Born: Dec. 20, 1979 ... Jersey number: 6.

CAREER -
Games/Started: 46/16.

2003 -
Games/Started: 13/13 ... Elected as team captain for 2003 season after missing the entire 2002 campaign with a knee injury ... Started every game at the right defensive end spot and was only defensive lineman to start every game ... Ranked third on the team with 3.5 sacks during the 2003 season, giving him a total of 10.5 for his career ... His 52 tackles were good for eighth-best on the team during the 2003 season ... In the season opener against Fresno State, he recorded three tackles, including a sack for an eight-yard loss ... Added another sack one week later in a five-tackle outing against Marshall ... Made six tackles during the win over South Carolina ... Posted seven tackles, including a huge sack for a loss of 15 yards at Auburn ... Tallied four stops against Georgia ... Caused two quarterback hurries and made five tackles against Alabama ... Against Miami, led a pressuring UT pass rush that helped limit the Hurricanes to only six points ... Had five solo tackles at Kentucky in his final
regular-season game ... Posted four tackles, including two for loss, vs. Clemson in the 2004 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.


2002- Redshirted ... Lost for year to knee injury suffered in final preseason scrimmage...

2001
- Games/Started: 13/3 ... Stepped into starting lineup for three games due to injuries along the defensive line and responded in fine fashion ... Scored three different ways during the season ... Started the season by sacking the Syracuse quarterback in the end zone for a safety ... Showed athletic ability when he caught two-point conversion pass on an extra point attempt that went awry ... He broke from his right end position into the end zone and snagged the pass despite being guarded closely by a Tiger defender ... Finished his scoring with a touchdown against Kentucky ... He scored the touchdown when a Tennessee defender fumbled an interception into the end zone ... He was on the spot to make the recovery and bring the Vols back from a 21-point deficit to tie the game ... Also recovered a fumble at the Tennessee 1-yard line to stop a scoring threat against Notre Dame.

2000 - Games/Started: 11/0...Listed as defensive end, he also gained attention with his work on special teams in kick coverage ... After missing opener with Southern Mississippi, he saw initial action against Florida ... Caused one fumble and recovered another against Georgia while making two tackles, including a sack for loss of 17 yards ... Totaled 14 tackles on the season ...

1999 - Games/Started: 9/0 ... Played as reserve defensive end and on special teams in final nine games following period of adjustment ... Saw action in all four quarters of final four games, including Fiesta Bowl ... Recorded a sack against Georgia for first collegiate tackle ... Also had a sack against Notre Dame ... Recovered a fumble off a punt against Arkansas and made a season-high five tackles against Kentucky ...

HIGH SCHOOL - ... Class 2A All-State and All-City ... Foreign exchange student from Germany, he played only one year of high school football ... Considered by NFL Europe scouts as the No. 1 high school prospect from Germany ... Compiled school record 26 sacks among his 150 tackles in 14 games for Class 2A state champions, who had an 11-3 record ... Played in Georgia-Florida All-Star game ... Participated in track in long jump and shot put ... Coach at Tallahassee (Fla.) North Florida Christian High School: Tim Cokely.

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
TOT
FUM
FUM
QB
Class/Year
UT
AT
HITS
REC
CAU
SKS
TFL
INT
Fr. 1999
6
4
10
1
0
2
0
0
So. 2000
11
3
14
1
1
1
0
0
Jr. 2001
24
9
33
2
0
4
8
0
Sr. 2003
35
17
52
0
0
3.5
5.5
0
TOTALS
76
33
109
4
1
10.5
16.5
0

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