Kent Ryan

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Kent Ryan
Position: Halfback
Personal information
Born: (1915-02-03)February 3, 1915
Midvale, Utah
Died: February 2, 2006(2006-02-02) (aged 90)
Career information
College: Utah State University
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions: 6
Rushing yards: 263
Punts: 12
Punting yards: 462
Player stats at PFR

Orson Kent Ryan (February 2, 1915 – February 3, 2006) was a professional American football player who played defensive back for three seasons (1938, 1939, and 1940) for the Detroit Lions in the National Football League. He also served in the Army and was called in to serve in the South Pacific in 1941 for 5 years.

He, along with Don Hutson and Ace Parker, led the league in interceptions with 6 for the 1940 season, the first in which the NFL kept records.

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