Ryan Beeler
    Ryan Beeler


    Taylorville, Ill.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 190



    Walk-on, whose steady progress earned him his first, significant playing time last season...Dependable, intelligent, veteran player.

    2006: Honorable mention Gateway All-Academic selection...Had eight catches for 107 yards in 13 games and one start...First and only career start was against Missouri State...Caught a career-high two passes on three occasions with the last being in the first round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship versus Tennessee-Martin...Made a clutch, season-long 27-yard catch to fuel SIU's comeback against Indiana.

    2005: Played in all but one game and made four catches, including a 61-yard touchdown against SEMO...Made three tackles on special teams.

    2004: Did not see action.

    2003: Redshirted.

    High School: Played QB and passed for 1,483 yards and rushed for 404 yards his senior year...Named all-state and all-conference...Selected to play in the Illinois Coaches Association all-star game...Recorded 90 tackles and seven INTs on defense...Also lettered in basketball and baseball...Was a four-time academic all-conference performer.

    Worth Knowing: Born March 25, 1985...Son of Dan and Cindy Beeler...Majoring in chemistry.