"Ryan Neill" is a former American football defensive end and long snapper. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He grew up in Wayne, New Jersey and played college football at Rutgers Scarlet Knights football/Rutgers. In the NFL, Neill has also played for the San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams.

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I'm so happy for coach. It shows that the university believes in him to give him that extension. He really laid a great foundation for this program.

I still think this is the best team we've ever had.

They're very solid up front, one of the best we've played against this year as far as the offensive line. But they're going to throw the ball a lot. I think I'm going to get an opportunity to rush the passer. For us to have success in this game, our defensive line is going to have to do a very good job of getting pressure on the quarterback.

(Doctors) were saying we can't tell you if you are going to play again. A couple of doctors were saying we're more worried about you walking than playing football.

We hear a lot of it. But all I say is, I'm going to do my best and play my best. That's not up to me after the season. That's up to the administration. I think people make a bigger deal out of it than they should be making.

I think it has to be that way every week, no matter who you play. Obviously you have to prepare for different things that different teams bring to the table, but if you can't handle your own assignments on each play, then you're going to have problems.

My goal at the beginning of the year was just to win every game we could, but more importantly to leave this program going to where it's going to be able to win championships. To where it's going to be built stronger and stronger. I think we accomplished that. Obviously, we didn't win every game, but I'll be leaving this program uphill and really leading to great things.

This was the last place I'd want to go. There were probably a dozen I-AA schools I would have rather gone to when I was in high school. But I just believed in what he was saying.