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AS A SENIOR: Reserve center for Irish in 2001 . . .played in all 11 games for the Irish, mostly on special teams. . .did play 38 seconds at center vs. Tennessee?also saw some action at center vs. Navy.

AS A JUNIOR: Top backup at right offensive guard in 2000 . . . played on special teams in all 12 games and on offensive line vs. Navy and Rutgers and vs. Oregon State in 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl . . . made 60 regular-season special teams appearances to win a monogram, then one more in Tostitos Fiesta Bowl vs. Oregon State.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in first career game vs. Kansas in '99 . . . also saw action vs. Michigan State, Arizona State, Navy, Pittsburgh and Stanford . . . made first career start vs. Boston College, filling in for injured Jim Jones at left guard.

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see game action as Irish rookie in '98, though he served as backup center much of last half of campaign.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated 72nd best player nationally by The Sporting News . . . rated one of top 100 players nationally by Dallas Morning News . . . USA Today honorable mention All-America pick . . . earned three letters in football as offensive and defensive lineman at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa. . . . Pennsylvania all-state pick in '97 for large school division (Class AAAA and AAA) . . . made 81 tackles in '97 on defense, with four sacks and three fumble recoveries . . . played both guard and tackle on offense in '97 though he was injured during early portion of senior campaign . . . captain of team and MVP as senior . . . three-time all-league pick . . . had 51 solo tackles, 13 assists, two sacks as junior . . . '97 selection to Fabulous 22 team by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . . . selected for Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 all-star game . . . father Phil is 1968 Notre Dame graduate who proposed to his mother Angie at a '69 Notre Dame football game . . . alumnus of Notre Dame football camp . . . top-notch skier who has competed in slalom and downhill events . . . full name is Ryan Patrick Scarola . . . younger of two children . . . born 12-3-79 in Pittsburgh . . . enrolled in College of Arts and Letters with psychology major . . . earned 3.307 grade-point average during 2000 fall semester.

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Ryan Scarola
Ryan  Scarola

Hometown:
Export, PA

High School:
Franklin Regional

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 310

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
12/03/1979

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