2000: Shapiro, a one-time walk-on who received a scholarship in 2000, is a reserve weakside linebacker as a senior in 2000.
PAUL HACKETT SAYS: ?Ryan is a senior who has paid his dues and worked hard. He can contribute for us on defense and especially on special teams.?
1999: Shapiro was a reserve linebacker and key special teams player as a walk-on junior in 1999. Overall in 1999, he made 1 tackle (versus Stanford) while appearing in all 12 games. He was moved to linebacker (from fullback) in 1999 spring drills.
1998: Shapiro was a reserve fullback as a walk-on sophomore in 1998, but did not see any action.
1997: Shapiro was a reserve fullback as a walk-on redshirt freshman in 1997, but did not see any action.
1996: Shapiro was a student at USC in 1996, but did not play football.
HIGH SCHOOL: He was a 2-year (1994-95) starter at Carson (Calif.) High. As a 1995 senior, he earned All-Southern Pacific League first team honors while starting at linebacker (getting 100 tackles, including 8 for losses, with 2 sacks, plus 5 forced fumbles and 1 interception) and tight end (15 catches with 2 TDs). He started on the defensive line as a 1994 junior, notching 60 tackles. A fine student, he had a 4.09 GPA and was the Academic Player of the Year in L.A. City. He was also Carson?s salutatorian.
PERSONAL: He has an A- average (co-team-high 3.72 GPA) and received his bachelor?s degree in business administration from USC in May of 2000. He is currently taking classes for his master?s degree in communication management. His sister, Kelly, is a sophomore javelin and hammer thrower on the USC women?s track team.
RYAN SHAPIRO CAREER STATISTICS