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Northwest Bearcats

Ryan Lessman


Ryan Lessman

Offensive Line

HometownSioux City, Iowa
High SchoolEast
MajorCorporate Recreation


Played in 13 of 15 games including eight starts ... missed two games in the middle of the year due to injury ... helped anchor an offensive unit that scored a program record 632 points ... paved the way for the nation's second-highest scoring offense (42.13 ppg) ... Northwest ranked sixth in the nation in total offense (474.27 ypg) and eighth in passing offense (298.93 ypg) ... paved the way for the nation's fourth-leading rusher in LaRon Council


Played in 10 of 15 games as a reserve offensive lineman ... fell on a fumble in the end zone against Southwest Baptist (9/6) for his first collegiate score


Competed in two games - vs. Truman (9/22) and vs. Southwest Baptist (9/29)


Redshirt season

East High School

Honored on the Coaches and Associated Press second-team all-state squad ... named to the first-team all-Northwest Iowa team ... all-conference and all-city selections ... three-time academic all-conference pick ... graduated in 2006.


Son of Randy Lessman ... born June 13, 1987 ... cousin of former Bearcat first-team all-MIAA offensive lineman, Curt ... father played at the University of Nebraska