Ryan Santoso
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Santoso in college at Minnesota in 2017
Personal information
Born: (1995-08-26) August 26, 1995 (age 27)
Pace, Florida
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school:Pace HS (Pace, FL)
College:Minnesota
Position:Placekicker
Undrafted:2018
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Field goals:4
Field goals attempted:5
Field goal %:80.0
Career long FG:35
Touchbacks:21
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR · CFL.ca

Ryan Santoso (born August 26, 1995) is an American football placekicker who is a free agent. He played college football at Minnesota.

College career

Recruiting profile

Santoso was the seventh-ranked kicker and a two-star recruit out of Pace High School in Pace, Florida. He signed a letter of intent to play college football at the University of Minnesota on December 25, 2012.[1]

Minnesota

Santoso redshirted during the 2013 season.[2]

He became Minnesota's kicker in 2014 and had a poor 12-of-18 (66.7%) showing on field goal attempts but went 45-of-46 (97.8%) on extra point tries. The high point of his season was 52-yard field goal to beat Purdue.[3]

In 2015, Santoso's field goal numbers improved drastically, he went 17-of-21 (80.9) on field goal attempts, including a game-winning field goal in overtime against Colorado State.[4] He also was a perfect 32-of-32 on extra point tries.

Prior to the 2016 season, the Gophers announced that Santoso would change positions to punter.[5]

In 2016, Santoso punted 77 times for 3,151 yards (40.9 yards/punt). In 2017, he punted 66 times for 2,838 yards (43.0 yards/punt)[6]

Professional career

Detroit Lions

On April 28, 2018, Santoso signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent.[7] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[8] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on January 3, 2019.[9] He was waived during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[10]

Montreal Alouettes

The Montreal Alouettes of the CFL signed Santoso to their practice roster on September 24, 2019.[11] He was released on October 15, 2019.[12]

Tennessee Titans

Santoso was signed back into the NFL by the Tennessee Titans on November 27, 2019.[13] He was waived on December 17, 2019.[14]

Montreal Alouettes (second stint)

On February 13, 2020, Santoso was re-signed by the Montreal Alouettes.[15] He was released on August 18, 2020, after the 2020 CFL season was cancelled.[16]

New York Giants

On September 6, 2020, Santoso was signed to the New York Giants practice squad.[17] He was promoted to the active roster on November 17, 2020.[18] He was waived on December 1, 2020,[19] and re-signed to the practice squad two days later.[20] He was elevated to the active roster on January 2, 2021, for the team's week 17 game against the Dallas Cowboys, and reverted to the practice squad after the game.[21] On January 26, 2021, Santoso signed a reserves/futures contract with the Giants.[22]

Carolina Panthers

On August 26, 2021, Santoso was traded to the Carolina Panthers for a conditional seventh-round pick.[23] In Week 1 against the New York Jets, Santoso went 2-for-2 in field goals, and 1-for-2 in extra point attempts. He was waived on September 14, 2021.[24]

Tennessee Titans (second stint)

The Tennessee Titans signed Santoso to their practice squad on September 17, 2021.[25] He was released from the practice squad on September 20, 2021.

Detroit Lions (second stint)

On September 22, 2021, Santoso signed with the Detroit Lions' practice squad.[26] Santoso was promoted to the active roster three days later to replace kicker Austin Seibert, who ended up on the COVID-19 reserve list earlier in the week.[27] In Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Santoso missed an extra point, and a game winning field goal in overtime which would've given the Lions their first win of the season, however the game resulted in a tie in the end. He was released on November 16, 2021.[28]

Los Angeles Rams

On December 18, 2021, Santoso was signed to the Los Angeles Rams practice squad. Santoso became a Super Bowl champion when the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI. [29]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On March 21, 2022, Santoso signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[30] On August 23, 2022, he was waived.[31]

New York Giants (second stint)

On August 26, 2022, Santoso signed again with the New York Giants.[32] He was waived on August 29, 2022.[33]

References

  1. ^ "Ryan Santoso - Football Recruiting - Player Profiles - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Joe Christensen (August 18, 2014). "Gophers kicker Ryan Santoso explains why redshirt year helped him". StarTribune.com. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Gophers kicker Ryan Santoso atones for first missed PAT with game-winning field goal". TwinCities.com. October 17, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "Gophers take down Colorado State in OT". GopherSports.com. September 12, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Joe Christensen (May 16, 2016). "Gophers move kicker Santoso to punter". StarTribune.com. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ryan Santoso College Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Minnesota Football: Ryan Santoso Signs a UDFA Deal With the Detroit Lions". TheDailyGopher.com. April 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Lions establish 53-man roster". DetroitLions.com. September 1, 2018.
  9. ^ "Lions sign P/K Ryan Santoso and RB Kerwynn Williams to futures contracts". Lions Wire. USA Today. January 3, 2019.
  10. ^ Mullenax, Steven (August 30, 2019). "Detroit Lions 2019 roster cuts tracker (updated)". SideLionReport.com. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  11. ^ "ALOUETTES TRANSACTIONS". MontrealAlouettes.com. September 24, 2019. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "OCTOBER 15 TRANSACTIONS". MontrealAlouettes.com. October 15, 2019. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  13. ^ Wyatt, Jim (November 27, 2019). "Titans Place TE Delanie Walker on Injured Reserve, Add Kicker Ryan Santoso". TitansOnline.com. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  14. ^ Wyatt, Jim (December 17, 2019). "Titans Waive Kicker Ryan Santoso From 53-Man Roster". TitansOnline.com.
  15. ^ "Alouettes acquire Canadian kicker Tyler Crapigna in exchange of Boris Bede". MontrealAlouettes.com. February 13, 2020. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  16. ^ "Transactions". CFL.ca. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  17. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 6, 2020). "Giants sign 14 to practice squad; 2 spots open". Giants.com.
  18. ^ Eisen, Michael (November 17, 2020). "Graham Gano placed on Reserve/COVID-19 list among roster updates". Giants.com. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  19. ^ Eisen, Michael (December 1, 2020). "Transactions: 3 Giants activated off COVID-19 list; Kyler Fackrell to IR". Giants.com. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  20. ^ Benton, Dan (December 3, 2020). "Giants sign Montre Hartage, Ryan Santoso to practice squad". USAToday.com. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  21. ^ Eisen, Michael (January 2, 2021). "LB Kyler Fackrell & DB Madre Harper activated, FB Eli Penny to IR among roster moves". Giants.com. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  22. ^ Salomone, Dan (January 26, 2021). "Giants sign P Ryan Santoso to reserve/future contract". www.giants.com. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  23. ^ "Panthers trade for kicker Ryan Santoso". www.panthers.com. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  24. ^ Gantt, Darin (August 26, 2021). "Panthers trade for kicker Ryan Santoso". www.panthers.com. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  25. ^ Moraitis, Mike (September 17, 2021). "Tennessee Titans sign K Ryan Santoso to practice squad". TitansWire. USAToday.com. Retrieved September 17, 2021.
  26. ^ "Detroit Lions place Ifeatu Melifonwu on IR, sign Daryl Worley from practice squad". Pride of Detroit. SB Nation. September 22, 2021.
  27. ^ Rogers, Justin. "With kicker Austin Seibert on COVID-19 list, Lions promote Ryan Santoso off practice squad". The Detroit News. Retrieved September 27, 2021.
  28. ^ "Detroit Lions elevate kicker Ryan Santoso vs. Steelers, place Austin Seibert on IR". Pride of Detroit. SB Nation. November 13, 2021.
  29. ^ "Former Panthers K Ryan Santoso ends eventful 2021 with Super Bowl LVI win". Panthers Wire. February 14, 2022. Retrieved August 14, 2022.
  30. ^ "Roster Moves: Jaguars re-sign a wide receiver and sign a kicker". Jaguars.com. March 21, 2022.
  31. ^ "Roster Moves: Jaguars sign QB Jake Luton". Jaguars.com. August 23, 2022.
  32. ^ "Giants sign K Ryan Santoso, WR Travis Toivonen; DB Andrew Adams released". www.giants.com. Retrieved August 26, 2022.
  33. ^ "Giants waive 7 players ahead of roster deadline". Giants.com. August 29, 2022.