Kent Ryan

American football player (1915–2006)
American football player
Kent Ryan
Personal information
Born:(1915-02-03)February 3, 1915
Midvale, Utah, U.S.
Died:February 2, 2006(2006-02-02) (aged 90)
Career information
College:Utah State
Career history
  • Detroit Lions (1938–1940)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:263
Punting yards:462
Player stats at PFR

Orson Kent Ryan (February 2, 1915 – February 3, 2006) was a professional American football player who played defensive back for three seasons (1938, 1939, and 1940) for the Detroit Lions in the National Football League. He also served in the Army and was called in to serve in the South Pacific in 1941 for 5 years.

He, along with Don Hutson and Ace Parker, led the league in interceptions with 6 for the 1940 season, the first in which the NFL kept records.

External links

  • Kent Ryan at Find a Grave
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