DULUTH, Minn. – A leading University of Minnesota-Duluth football player, defensive lineman Reed Ryan, died of bcardiac arrest. He was 22. The death occurred November 21 but was not reported by the university for several days, Coach Curt Wiese said the university’s athletic staff and players were devastated. Ryan was a part of a UM-Duluth defensive unit that allowed a low Northern Sun conference average of 293.9 yards per game. Ryan earned one sack against Northern State on September 9 and posted a collegiate career-best three tackles at Minot State on October 21. Earlier he played at North Dakota State. He did high school in Waunakee, Wisconsin, and had seven tackles and assisted another for a total of eight tackles in nine games.

Ryan. Was finishing his studies in business and marketing.