Entering his senior season, Ryan Mueller is coming off a 2013 campaign with the Kansas State Wildcats that saw him earn some All-American honors and establish himself as one of the Big 12’s best defensive linemen. At 6-4, 245, he makes up for his lack of bulk with quickness and tenacity, as evidenced by his 18 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks in 2013. A former walk-on, Mueller has used hard work and a non-stop motor to turn himself into a first-team All-Big 12 player. He enters the 2014 season just 1.5 sacks away from joining the school’s career top-10 list.
Mueller was a letter winner at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Leawood, Kan., where he was named the Eastern Kansas League Defensive Player of the Year, as well as the Kansas City Metro Defensive Player of the Year. He earned first-team all-state honors and helped his team to state runner-up finish. Also lettered in basketball and track and field.
Got on the field as a true freshman in 2011 and played in all 13 games, recording half-a-sack and a pass broken up. In 2012, Mueller played in all 13 games and finished the season with 14 tackles and two sacks to go along with six pass breakups and two recovered fumbles. Broke through in the big way in 2013, recording 62 total tackles while forcing four fumbles and breaking up six more passes. He was voted the Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year by the league’s coaches.
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