|KARL'S PERSONAL FILE|
Full Name: Ryan Matthew Karl
Born: Aug. 13, 1985
Coach at Battle Ground Academy: Tim Moore
CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 49/27
2007 - Games/Starts: 14/14 ... Finished fifth on the team with 85 tackles ... Finished with three tackles against Cal after missing most of preseason with back injury ... Recorded three tackles against Southern Miss ... Had season-high seven tackles at Florida ... Finished with four tackles against Arkansas State to go over 100 for career ... Finished with four tackles and two PBUs vs. Georgia ... Had five tackles and three PBUs against Mississippi State ... Had 11 tackles at Alabama ... Had career-high 12 tackles including two TFLs against South Carolina ... Also added second career INT against Gamecocks and first since freshman season ... Tied for team lead with eight tackles, including two TFLs, against La.-Lafayette ... Finished with seven tackles, including a TFL, against Arkansas ... Had six tackles and asissted on a PBU against Vanderbilt ... Had 10 tackles in final regular season game at Kentucky ... Finished with two tackles against LSU after leaving game with elbow sprain ... Had three tackles in final game of career in Outback Bowl against Wisconsin.
2006 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Made first career-start against California and recorded career high nine tackles ... Had seven tackles, two TFLs, and first career sack against Air Force ... Recorded seven tackles against both Florida and Marshall ... Five tackles and one TFL at Memphis ... Two tackles and one TFL against Georgia ... Also helped jumpstart Vols in third quarter when he tipped pass that was intercepted by Antwan Stewart ... Had four tackles and one PBU against Alabama ... Made one tackle and broke up two passes against South Carolina ... Recorded only two tackles against LSU but both were for lost yardage ... Also recovered fumble against Tigers ... Had six tackles, including one for loss at Arkansas ... Five tackles including one TFL for three yards at Vanderbilt ... Finished with seven tackles and one TFL against Kentucky ... Four tackles in Outback Bowl.
2005 - Games/Starts: 11/0 ... Led Vols with seven special-teams tackles and recovered two fumbles to tie for team honors ... Posted two tackles in opener vs. UAB ... Two special-teams tackles at Florida, including vicious hit on kick returner Andre Caldwell that sidelined Gator junior for remainder of season ... Had one special-teams stop at LSU and another vs. Mississippi ... Recovered South Carolina fumble on punt return ... Recovered fumble at Notre Dame ... Logged two special-teams tackles vs. Memphis ... Posted career-high four tackles in finale at Kentucky ... Named to Academic All-SEC squad.
2004 - Games/Starts: 11/0 ... Capped rookie season in style with late-game interception vs. Texas A&M ... Return of 36 yards nearly resulted in Vols' sixth touchdown that afternoon ... Season-high three tackles at South Carolina ... Appeared in season's final 11 games.
HIGH SCHOOL - 2003 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year ... Div. II Mr. Football (Back) in Tennessee ... 2003 Associated Press and Writers' All-State ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region defensive back ... Named to Tennessean's All-Midstate team and listed by Knoxville News Sentinel as No. 20-ranked overall prospect in state ... Helped Battle Ground Academy to 2003 Div. II-AA state title with 269 yards rushing on 25 carries in 24-19 championship game victory over Knoxville Catholic ... Rushed for 1,740 yards and gained 2,050 yards of total offense his senior year ... As junior in 2002, garnered TSWA All-State honors ... Also member of BGA track and field squad.