46 Facts About Ryan Kerrigan


Patrick Ryan Kerrigan was born on August 16,1988 and is an American football coach and former outside linebacker and defensive end who is the assistant defensive line coach for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League.


Ryan Kerrigan played college football at Purdue, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American as a senior before being drafted by Washington in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.


Ryan Kerrigan is Washington's all-time leader in sacks and forced fumbles, recording 95.5 and 26 of them respectively during his 10 years with the team.


Ryan Kerrigan played a season with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2021 before retiring and joining Washington as an assistant coach in 2022.


Ryan Kerrigan was born on August 16,1988, in Muncie, Indiana.


Ryan Kerrigan attended Muncie Central High School, where he played defensive end and tight end for the Muncie Bearcats high school football team.


Ryan Kerrigan attended Purdue University, where he played for the Purdue Boilermakers football team from 2007 to 2010.


Ryan Kerrigan finished the season with 66 tackles and 12 sacks.


Ryan Kerrigan was awarded Purdue's "Pit Bull Award" in 2009, which was given to the player that exemplified and displayed tenacity and tough play.


Ryan Kerrigan was selected by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.


Ryan Kerrigan signed his four-year rookie contract, worth 8.72 million, on July 29,2011.


Ryan Kerrigan intercepted a pass by quarterback Eli Manning, that was originally intended for wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, and scored a nine-yard touchdown in the third quarter.


Ryan Kerrigan made his first career sack on quarterback Kevin Kolb for a four-yard loss in the second quarter.


Ryan Kerrigan started in all 16 games in 2011 and recorded 63 combined tackles, 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, one interception, and one touchdown.


Kerrigan intercepted a pass by Falcons' quarterback Matt Ryan and scored a 20-yard touchdown in the second quarter.


Ryan Kerrigan had two sacks on quarterback Nick Foles and stripped the ball during one of them which was recovered by cornerback Richard Crawford.


Ryan Kerrigan started all 16 games in 2012 and recorded 54 combined tackles, 8.5 sacks, eight pass deflections, an interception, and a touchdown.


On January 20,2013, it was announced that Ryan Kerrigan was added to the 2013 Pro Bowl as a replacement for Aldon Smith who was set to appear in Super Bowl XLVII with the San Francisco 49ers.


In Week 3, Ryan Kerrigan tore his lateral meniscus in his left knee, but chose to play through the season.


Ryan Kerrigan started in all 16 games and recorded a career-high 66 combined tackles, 8.5 sacks, and three pass deflections.


On January 2,2014, Ryan Kerrigan underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair his torn ligament in his knee.


Ryan Kerrigan started in all 16 games in 2014 and recorded 64 combined tackles, a career-high 13.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, and a pass deflection.


Ryan Kerrigan became the Redskins' sixth all-time franchise sack leader with 38 total sacks.


Ryan Kerrigan was named the 78th best player by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015.


On May 20,2015, Ryan Kerrigan underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.


Ryan Kerrigan started in all 16 games for the fifth consecutive season and recorded 42 combined tackles, 9.5 sacks, three pass deflections, and two forced fumbles.


Ryan Kerrigan entered training camp slated as the starting weakside linebacker.


Ryan Kerrigan started all 16 games in 2016 and recorded 33 combined tackles, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and two pass deflections.


Ryan Kerrigan intercepted a pass by quarterback Carson Wentz, that was initially intended for running back Darren Sproles, and returned it for a 24-yard touchdown in the second quarter.


On December 19,2017, Ryan Kerrigan was named to his third Pro Bowl.


Ryan Kerrigan started in all 16 games and recorded 46 combined tackles, 13 sacks, a pass deflection, an interception, and a touchdown.


In 2018, Ryan Kerrigan stripped the ball from quarterback Dak Prescott in the end zone, which was recovered by Preston Smith and scoring a defensive touchdown that helped seal the Week 7 win against the Dallas Cowboys.


Ryan Kerrigan recorded two sacks in the Week 15 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars putting him at second overall on the Washington Redskins all-time sacks list at 82.5 sacks, surpassing former defensive end Charles Mann.


In Week 12 against the Detroit Lions, Ryan Kerrigan recorded half a sack on Jeff Driskel before exiting the game with a concussion.


Ryan Kerrigan missed the following game against the Carolina Panthers due to the concussion he suffered.


Ryan Kerrigan was place on injured reserve on December 13,2019.


Ryan Kerrigan recovered a fumble and was named NFC defensive player of the week following the game, the first of his career.


Ryan Kerrigan finished the year with 5.5 sacks, giving him 95.5 in his career with Washington.


Ryan Kerrigan signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on May 17,2021.


Ryan Kerrigan had a limited role with the team, playing as a reserve before starting the final two games of the season.


Ryan Kerrigan announced his retirement as a player on July 29,2022.


Ryan Kerrigan rejoined Washington as a coaching intern during training camp before being officially named their assistant defensive line coach on September 5,2022.


Shortly before the announcement, Ryan Kerrigan was inducted into Washington's Greatest Players list.


Ryan Kerrigan's brother, Kyle, was a member of the DePauw University swim team.


Ryan Kerrigan has two sisters, Kristina and Kaitlin, who played collegiate volleyball for the University of Indianapolis and Grace College, respectively.


Ryan Kerrigan created a charitable foundation in 2013 to serve children in his community.