2006: Ting will compete for playing time at safety as a senior in 2006.
2005: Ting was a backup free safety who played often in extra defensive back situations, as well as being a key special teams player, as a junior in 2005. Overall in 2005 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 25 tackles, including 0.5 for a loss of 1 yard, plus 2 deflections and 2 interceptions that he returned for 3 yards. He also returned 2 punts for 5 yards (2.5 avg.), both against Washington State, and had a 21-yard kickoff return (versus Stanford). He had 6 tackles against Arkansas, 5 versus Notre Dame and UCLA, 3 against Fresno State and 2 versus Texas. His interceptions came against Arizona (late in the game near the goal line) and California (to set up a USC TD).
2004: Ting was a reserve safety and cornerback and played on special teams as a sophomore in 2004. Overall in 2004, he appeared in 10 games (all but Virginia Tech, California and Washington) and made 7 tackles (including 3 against both Arizona and Oklahoma). He won USC's 2004 Howard Jones/Football Alumni Club Academic Award.
2003: Ting, who graduated a semester early from high school and enrolled at USC in the spring of 2003 along with his twin brother Brandon, was a reserve cornerback and played on some special teams as a freshman in 2003. Overall in 2003 while appearing in 9 games (all but California, Arizona State, Stanford and Oregon State), he made 1 tackle (at Washington).
HIGH SCHOOL: He made the 2002 Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State honorable mention and San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro honorable mention squads as a senior wide receiver and defensive back at James Logan High in Union City (Calif.). He had 35 receptions for 800 yards (22.9 avg.) with 6 TDs and ran for 284 yards on 52 carries (5.5 avg.) on offense in 2002, plus made 40 tackles and 6 interceptions on defense (he also scored 3 TDs on punt returns). As a junior in 2001, he was an All-League pick while catching 38 passes for 668 yards (17.6 avg.) with 7 TDs, rushing for 893 yards on 94 carries (9.5 avg) with 13 TDs and getting an interception. He also competed in baseball, basketball and track (with a best of 10.85 in the 100 meters and 22.1 in the 200) at James Logan.
PERSONAL: He's an American studies and ethnicity major at USC with an A- average (team-best 3.90 GPA). He made the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII first team and Pac-10 All-Academic first team and 2004 Pac-10 All-Academic second team. His brother, Rich, was a quarterback at Yale (1998-2001) and his father, Arthur, was the team physician for the San Francisco 49ers (he now serves in that role for the San Jose Sharks). He is the identical twin of current Trojan Brandon Ting. He earned a black belt in karate. He was born in Southern California.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH RYAN TING