Ryan returns for his senior season with the Wildcats. He has earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors three times in his career. He has appeared in 28 career games with the Wildcats and has 68 career tackles with 15 tackles for loss. Also has 10.5 career sacks and needs three more to move into the WSU career top 10.
Played in seven games for the Wildcats and started in six games while battling injuries during the season...Earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors for the third time in his career...Recorded 20 total tackles on the season and had six tackles for loss...Was second on the team in sacks with 4.5 for 34 yards lost...Started the season at Wyoming but missed the next four games due to injury...Returned to action and recorded two sacks and had four total tackles in WSU’s Homecoming win over Idaho State on Oct. 15...Had 1.5 sacks and a season-high six tackles in the final game of the year at Portland State.
Transferred home to play for the University of Hawaii for the 2010 season...Was a walk-on but did not play at Hawaii...Transferred back to Weber State and attended school in the fall and participated in spring 2011 practices with the Wildcats.
Was named to the Big Sky Preseason All-Conference team as a sophomore...Played in just seven games during the season due to injury but started all seven of those contests...Earned Big Sky All-Conference Honorable Mention honors for the second straight season...In seven games he recorded 26 total tackles with nine unassisted and 17 assisted...Had a career-high of six total tackles in two games, at Eastern Washington and at Northern Colorado. Also recorded five tackles for loss...Totaled four sacks on the season with three of them coming at Eastern Washington in WSU’s win on October 10...For his performance in that game he was honored as the Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week...Also had one fumble recovery on the season.
Signed with the Wildcats as a highly prized recruit...Played in all 14 games as a true freshman and started two games during the season...Earned Big Sky All-Conference Honorable Mention honors as a true freshman...Was part of the Wildcat squad that captured the Big Sky title and advanced to the Second Round of the FCS Playoffs...Recorded 22 total tackles as a defensive tackle...Had 13 unassisted and nine assisted tackles...Had a season-high five total tackles in his second game playing in his home state of Hawaii...Recorded four tackles for loss...Also had two sacks and one forced fumble during the season.
Saint Louis High School
Played for Coach Delbert Tengan at Saint Louis High School, a perennial prep power in the Aloha State...Comes from the same program which produced current WSU players Zach Higgins, Adam Sagapolutele-White, Tytan Timoteo and former Wildcat standout quarterback Cameron Higgins...Team won two ILH championships during his career...All-State defensive lineman named by the Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star Bulletin...Was rated the 110th best defensive lineman in the country by ESPN...Ranked the ninth best player in the state of Hawaii in 2007 by Rivals.com...Named to the Goodwill HUB East/West All-Star Game.
Full name is Ryan George Kapono Eastman...Parents are Cindy, and Bulla and Lynette Eastman...Is majoring in General Studies at Weber State...At the age of 15 he was the Hawaii state racquetball champion in the Novice Division.