Offensive Guard • 6-3, 297
Houston, TX (Spring Woods HS)
A four-time letterwinner...Played in 38 regular season games with 34 starts for 2,252 plays...Also started in 1997 Sugar Bowl and 1998 Citrus Bowl, played in 1999 Orange Bowl and started 2000 Citrus Bowl...35 of 37 starts came at guard, with the other two at center...SEC Academic Honor Roll for 1997, 1998 and 1999...1999 - Starter at left guard for first five games until sustaining a knee injury during practice the week of the LSU game...Played in seven games with five starts (Western Michigan, UCF, Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama) for 309 plays...Also started Citrus Bowl at center...Received James Kynes Award as UF's offensive lineman iron-man...Did not play vs. LSU, Auburn, Georgia and Vanderbilt due to knee injury...Saw limited duty vs. South Carolina (five plays) and Alabama (SEC Championship Game) (seven plays) after returning from knee injury...Had started 36 games prior to the injury...Averaged 38.6 snaps per game...309 total snaps ranked sixth on the offensive line unit...Tied for most plays played on offense vs. Alabama with 57...Co-recipient of offensive unit's Most Reliable Award this past spring...1998 - Played in nine of 11 regular season games (all but The Citadel and Northeast Louisiana) with eight starts (Tennessee, Kentucky, LSU, Auburn, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Florida State) at left guard for 548 plays... Also played in Orange Bowl... 548 plays ranked fourth on offensive line... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... Averaged 60.9 plays per game... Was slated to open the season at center but a foot injury suffered on August 20 forced him to miss the first two games... 1997 - Played in 10 of 11 games (all but Southern Mississippi) with nine starts (all but Southern Miss and Central Michigan) for 624 plays...Also started Citrus Bowl... Eight starts at left guard and one start at center (South Carolina)... 624 plays ranked third on offensive line...Averaged 62.4 plays per game, tops on offensive line unit... Missed the season opener due to a suspension, but returned as a backup vs. Central Michigan...Season-high 88 plays vs. LS...Started at center vs. South Carolina in place of the injured Wyley Ritch... Co-recipient of UF's Unselfish Award on offense during spring... 1996 - Started all 12 games at left OG, the lone offensive lineman to start every game at the same position... Also started at LG against Florida State in the Sugar Bowl... Named to the Knoxville News-Sentinel SEC All-Freshman Team... Joined Donnie Young as the only offensive linemen to start every game... 771 plays ranked second among offensive line unit and second overall on offense... Averaged 64.3 snaps per game... Saw action in 80 plays vs. Tennessee... Career-high 81 plays vs. Florida State... Co-recipient of the offensive squad's Everyday Effort Award during spring... 1995 - Was redshirted and did not see any game action...Worked primarily with the scout team at center and guard... Prep - Considered one of the nation's top prep centers in 1994... Selected one of the top six center prospects in the country by National Bluechip Recruiting Service and received prep All-America recognition from that publication... Named one of the top five centers in the country by National Recruiting Advisor... Also received prep All-America recognition from BlueChip Illustrated and was selected one of the top 12 offensive linemen in the southwest by that publication... A three-year starter at center at Spring Woods HS...All-State in 1994... Member of student council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes... High school coach was Kevin O'Keefe... Also visited Iowa during the recruiting process and canceled visits to Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M after visiting Florida... Personal - Born Ryan Allen Kalich on November 21, 1976... Parents - Roy and Patty Kalich... Enjoys playing basketball and bike-riding...Favorite food is seafood... Larry Bird is his favorite sports personality... Major - Building Construction.