Santos becomes the second Green Wave player to bring home the Groza Trophy
Green Wave will honor 19-member senior class during pregame ceremonies
Green Wave look to close out home portion of 2012 schedule on a high note Saturday vs East Carolina
Green Wave look to show steady improvement over the final three games of the 2012 season
The Green Wave lost 33-17 to the Memphis Tigers on October 22nd, 2011 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Career Notes: Three-year letterman kicked off 48 times for 2,896 yards (60.3 avg.) and six touchbacks while holding for 56 PATs and 39 field goals and completing his lone pass attempt during his career...played in 27 games.
2012: Played in 11 games as a junior...kicked off once for 60 yards while handling holding duties for all 21 field goal and all 27 PAT attempts...lone kickoff came at Tulsa (9/8)...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2011: Saw action in all 13 games as a sophomore...led the team in kickoffs (41), kickoff yardage (2526) and touchbacks (6)...also held for all 34 PATs and 18 field goal attempts...kicked off a career-high six times twice: for a career-high 352 yards at Duke (9/24) and for 339 yards vs Syracuse (10/8)...tallied a career-best two touchbacks vs Memphis (10/22) and at SMU (11/5)...averaged a personal-best 70.0 yards on two kickoffs vs UTEP (10/15)...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2010: Played in three games as a redshirt-freshman...used as a situational kickoff specialist, bombed six kickoffs for 310 yards (51.7 avg.)...posted season highs with four kickoffs for 196 yards while posting a solo tackle at Tulsa (10/16)...also kicked off once for 51 yards vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/2) and had one boot for 63 yards vs Rice (11/13).
2009: Did not play as a true freshman...redshirted the season.
High School: Four-year letterman at Destrehan High for coach Stephen Robicheaux...named two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com...helped the Wildcats go a combined 29-0 his final two years as a prepster, including back-to-back 5A state titles...claimed first-team All-District 6-5A honors three times, all-metro recognition twice and was named honorable-mention all-state as a junior...as a senior, earned first-team all-state honors after connecting on 8-of-11 field goals - all of which were over 40 yards and two were from 50-plus - and all 43 PAT tries...sent 89 percent of his kickoffs into the endzone for touchbacks in 2008...was selected to play in the Bayou vs. River Showdown, where he was named MVP after connecting on 40- and 50-yard field goals in the River's 26-8 win...posted the highest grade at the Ray Guy/ProKicker.com National Camp, setting a New Orleans Academy record with a 71-yard average...as a junior, connected on 13-of-19 field goals with a long of 50 and 85 percent of his kickoffs went for touchbacks...also earned four letters in soccer...off the field, was a member of the Honor Roll and the Homecoming Committee.
Personal: Born Ryan Thomas Rome on Feb. 6, 1991, in Metairie, La...son of Michael and Deborah Rome...has one brother, Paul...completed his degree in business management in May 2013.
Rome's Kicking Career Stats