2017 Season Countdown: #74 Ryan Tice

2017 Season Countdown: #74 Ryan Tice


June 11, 2017

Ryan Tice (#41, image via MLive)

Name: Ryan Tice
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 170 lbs.
High school: Saline (MI) Saline
Position: Kicker/punter
Class: Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number: #41
Last year: I ranked Tice #88 and said he would be a backup punter. He was 0/1 on field goals and 7/7 on extra points.

Tice entered last year with a shot to a full-time something-or-other, but he didn’t earn any of the gigs. Kenny Allen pulled triple duty as the punter, placekicker, and kickoff specialist, but Michigan tried to save his energy by occasionally calling on other guys to do some duty. Tice drew in as a backup placekicker. He mostly played in blowouts, but he also missed a 40-yarder against Wisconsin.

Tice will probably continue to be a backup this season behind kicker Quinn Nordin and punter Brad Robbins. If either one struggles or gets hurt, Tice could outplay this ranking, but you never know with kickers. Tice is probably reliable as a backup, but he’s been inconsistent in practice.

Prediction: Backup placekicker

2 comments

  1. DonAZ
    Comments: 523
    Joined: 8/12/2015
    DonAZ
    Jun 11, 2017 at 4:36 PM

    And we have reached the player with #41 … Rob Lytle’s number!!

  2. Lanknows
    Comments: 6285
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Lanknows
    Jun 11, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    Good post. Easy to forget about backup kickers and punters but there’s a chance they have to play critical snaps…

    I’m glad Tice got a chance to see some game action last year.

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