#12 Ryan Santos
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Klein, Texas
High School: Klein Collins HS
Experience: 2 Letters
Career Statistics Career Statistics

New Mexico: Strong physical safety that continues to see his playing time increase ... can play either the strong or free slots ... finds himself around the ball.

2014 (Redshirt Sophomore Season): Played in 11 games with one start for the season straight season ... recorded 39 tackles (18 solo) and 1.0 TFLs (5 yards) and one hurry ... saw plenty of action in the final two games of the season, recording a career-high tying seven tackles against Colorado State before besting that the next week with 10 in UNM's win over Wyoming 36-30 ... had a tackle for loss against Fresno State ... had five tackle games against Boise State and San Diego State.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman Season): Played in 11 games with one start ... finished with 20 tackles on the season with a tackle for loss and a forced fumble ... had a career-best seven tackles against Colorado State, including three solo tackles.

2012 (Freshman Season): Redshirted.

High School: Three-year varsity letterman who was the 2011 co-Defensive Most Valuable Player in District 13-5A for coach Drew Svoboda ... first-team all-district as a senior ... appeared on the 2011 5A Texas Super and the Vype 100 Texas recruits lists ... second-team All-Greater Houston by the Houston Chronicle ... unanimous first-team all-district as a junior ... the 13-5A Defensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore ... finished his career with 282 tackles (202 solos) with nine interceptions ... team record was 31-5 during his three years on varsity ... Klein Collins was undefeated District 13-5A champions in 2010-11 ... Santos also participated in track and field for four years ... established personal bests of 45 feet, 6 inches in the triple jump and 20 feet, 9 inches in the long jump ... a three-star Rivals.com recruit.

Personal: Full name is Ryan James Santos... born March 2, 1994 in San Jose, Calif. ... majoring in liberal arts ... son of Rosalind and David Santos ... one brother, David, is a senior outside linebacker at the University of Nebraska.