Chad Ryland
K · Maryland

Physical Attributes:

Proj Rd: 7
Height: 5116
Weight: 190
Forty: 4.83
Arm: 30 1/8
Hand: 09 3/8
Wingspan: 73 1/8





Career Honors (Maryland)

  • 2022 Second Team All-Big Ten
  • 2023 Reese's Senior Bowl Invitee
  • 2022 Second Team Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten
  • 2022 Lou Groza Award Watch List
  • 2022 Lindy's Sports Preseason Second Team All-Big Ten 
  • 2022 Pro Football Focus, Athlon Sports & Phil Steele Preseason Third Team All-Big Ten 

 Chad Ryland’s quest for perfection finds a home in College Park (Testudo Times, November 1, 2022) 

As a Senior (2022): Started in all 13 games at kicker as a Second Team All-Big Ten selection ... Made 19-of-23 field goals, an 82.6-percentage, including a perfect 9-for-9 from under 40 yards ... Had the eighth-most points scored in a season all-time by a Terp with 96 and the fifth-most field goals made in a single season with 19 ... Ends Maryland career with highest field goal percentage (.826) ever by a Terp kicker with over 20 attempts ... Was true on all three field goals in Duke's Mayo Bowl win over #23 NC State (12/30), making a 42, 33 and 45-yarder ... Named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after a three-for-three field goal performance vs. Rutgers (11/26), hitting from 33-yards twice and once from 46 yards... Went 2-for-2 on a 31 and 21 yard field goal in the first quarter vs. #2 Ohio State (11/19)... Made a 39-yard field goal at Wisconsin (11/5)... Was true on a 46-yard field goal vs. Purdue (10/8)... Made a 43-yard field goal and 51-yard field goal vs. Michigan State (10/1)... Set the Big Ten record for 24 consecutive field goal makes vs. Michigan State (10/1)... Became the first kicker in program history with two 50-yard field goal makes at #4 Michigan (9/24), where he hit a 53 and 52-yarder, the 53-yarder the fourth-longest in program history... Made two field goals, a 36 and 41-yarder and was true on all four PATs vs. SMU (9/17)... Tied a career-high with eight PATs in win at Charlotte (9/10)... Made a 45-yard field goal and four extra points in season opening win over Buffalo (9/3)

Career Honors at Eastern Michigan: EMU’s career leader in PATs made (141) and PATs attempted (145) at EMU ... Has connected on 56 field goals, which ranks second in program history ... Holds the EMU career points scored with 309 as well as the EMU’s single-game record with five FGs made in 2021 vs. WMU

2021 at Eastern Michigan: Set the EMU single-season record for points (104) ... Tied for second in single-season rankings with 19 field goals made ... Holds the nation’s active streak with 17 consecutive field goals made ... Second Team All-MAC ... Selected second-team Preseason All-MAC by Phil Steele's College Football Preview while grabbing second-team accolades from Athlon Sports ... Earned 2021 Academic All-District honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ... Set the school record with five field goals made in the win over Western Michigan (Nov. 16) ... Collected MAC West Division Special Teams Player of the Week honors twice ... Was 2-for-2 on field goal attempts against Ohio (Nov. 9), an effort which included his career-long and program-record-tying 55-yarder..

2020 at Eastern Michigan: Earned Academic All-MAC honors ... Named a Second Team All-MAC selection ... Selected Second Team All-MAC by Phil Steele ... Led the MAC and ranked sixth in the NCAA in field goals per game 1.83 ... Was second in the MAC and 18th nationally in field goal percentage at 84.6 percent (11-of-13) ... Named the MAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors on Dec. 7 ... Drilled a season-best 52-yarder at Ball State (Nov. 11), the kick is tied for the second longest in school-history ... Tied the school-record with four field goals in an upset victory of then-MAC West Division leader Western Michigan (Dec. 5) ... Added three FGs versus Central Michigan (Nov. 27)...Was awarded a scholarship prior to the start of the season ... 

2019 at Eastern Michigan: His 38 PATs made is tied for fifth in a single-season at EMU ... Earned Academic All-MAC honor ... Named the MAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors on Sept. 16 ... Drilled a 24-yard, game-winning field goal to down Illinois (Sept. 14). ... Connected on a career-best 52-yard field goal at Illinois ... The kick is tied for the second-best in school history, and is the longest made EMU field goal since the 2015 season ... Notched three made field goals against Pittsburgh in the Quick Lane Bowl (Dec. 26), which is tied for eighth for a single-game mark

2018 at Eastern Michigan: Appeared in all 13 games as the Eagles’ primary field goal and PAT kicker ... Knocked in all attempted PATs, tallying 41 makes ... Made 12-of-20 field goal attempts on the year ... Knocked in the game-winning, walk-off field goal in EMU’s 20-19 defeat of Purdue, only the second “Power 5” victory in school history ... Named MAC Player of the Week Sept. 10 ... Registered a career-long kick of 51 yards at San Diego State (Sept. 22) ... Converted a season-high three field goals against Northern Illinois (Sept. 29)

High School Attended Cedar Crest High School and played under Head Coach Rob Wildasin as a Falcon ... Ranked as a five-star kicker and 24th in the nation for the class of 2018 by Kohl's kicking ... Was a two-time all-county and all-league kicker ... Averaged 61.9 yards per kickoff and went 4-for-7 on field goal tries as a senior ... Was a four-year varsity starter in soccer ... Was a three-year varsity starter in baseball

Personal Full name: Chad Michael Ryland ... Son of Todd and Debra Ryland ... Supply Chain Management degree from Eastern Michigan.