Ryan Horvath, Drake


P - K Horvath, Ryan, Drake Univ.

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Scouting (Staff):
Paul Assad, Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting comments: Big leg. Very Strong, lives in the weight room. Has demonstrated the ability to hit a huge punt. Has trained last 2 years with Paul Assad.

UPDATE JULY 8, 2009: Demonstrated many crushing punts and breakthru with footwork and ball set. Looks a ton more aggressive and is working thru the upper body positions. Tendency to fall back. Working on flexibility also. Looks good to be the punter for the New York UFL team. Former Jaguars Coach Pete Rodriguez liked him coming out of school.

UPDATED JULY 19, 2009:

UPDATED JULY 20, 2009: SIGNED TO THE NEW YORK UFL TEAM TODAY - Ryan has worked extremely hard to improve on his own and with Pro College Football Paul Assad. After a productive career at Drake he had the opportunity to spend time with with the Jacksonville Jaguars where he caught the eye of now NY UFL Coach Pete Rodriquez. Ryan's Profile and our wall shows his recent punt video booming a best 5.58 - 55 yds.


In 2005, Horvath closed out his career setting five school punting records: career punts (200), career punting yardage (8,108), single-season punts (63), single-season yardage (2,555) and single-season punting average (41.7). He was a finalist for the 2005 Draddy Trophy and earned PFL All-Academic team honors. He was a four-time first team All-PFL selection

In 2004, Horvath earned All-Pioneer Football League North Division first team honors for third straight year. He ranked No. 32 nationally, while ranking second in PFL, in punting with 39.3 yard average. He had six punts over 50 yards, along with eight punts inside opponents 20-yardline. He averaged more than 40 yards punting in five games. He averaged season high 50.5 yards on four punts vs. Valparaiso, including school record 72-yard punt. He had 42.8 punting average on five kicks at Dayton, including long of 67 yards. He punted six times for 44.2 yard average in opener at Missouri State including long of 51 yards. He came back with 41.3 yard average on three punts vs. William Penn, including two inside 20 yardline.

In 2003, Horvath was named to preseason Sports Network Mid-Major All-America team and lived up to expectations by earning All-Pioneer Football League North Division first-team honors. He set school single-season record for punting yardage (2,555), while tying mark for punts in season (63). He ranked 24th in NCAA I-AA in punting with 40.56 average and ranked second in PFL. He had five punts over 50 yards, including season-long of 60 at San Diego. He also landed 17 punts inside opponents 20-yardline and ranked fourth in PFL in field goals, making eight of 13. He was selected twice as PFL special teams player of week. He earned first honor in opener at Illinois State with a career-high eight punts for 40.6 avg., including two over 50 yards, while landing three inside 20 yardline. He earned PFL honor in finale vs. Waldorf after averaging 40.6 yards on five punts, while kicking field goals of 24 and 26 yards, along with making all five PAT attemptskicked field goals of 32 and 34 yards vs. Dayton, while averaging 46.4 yards on five punts including long of 51. He made field goals of 22 and 24 yards at Wisconsin-Platteville and 27 yards at Valparaiso.

Horvath attended Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, KS, and was a letterman in football, soccer, and golf. Horvath earned first-team Kansas Class 6A all-state honors as junior in 2000. Horvath was a two-time first-team Eastern Kansas League and All-Sun County performer as junior and senior. Horvath owns school records for career PATs (70), career field goals (11), career punts (103), single-game field goals (three) and longest field goal (46 yards).

In 2002, Horvath earned honorable mention honors on Football Gazette NCAA Division I-AA Mid-Major All-America team. He was also a first-team All-PFL selection, while becoming first freshman ever to lead league in punting (41.0 avg.). He kicked five punts over 50 yards, including season best of 67 yards vs. Wisconsin-LaCrosse. He also had 10 coffin corner punts inside opponents 20 yardline. He averaged season best 45 yards on four punts vs. San Diego, including kicks of 57 and 51 yards. He punted season-high seven times vs. Truman State, including 61 yarder.

He earned a degree in computer science, mathematics, and psychology.