Ryan Frederick is a 2002 Graduate of Skowhegan Area High School. Ryan started his football career as a flag football player in the third grade. He advanced to the Skowhegan Recreation Booster Program, where he received his first taste of tackle football and fell in love with the sport.
Once he entered high school he played on the freshman football team and found that he would have to work very hard if he was to play the next year at the varsity level. As a sophomore he started for the Skowhegan Indians as an offensive center and a defensive tackle and received his varsity letter. As a junior he became an instant two-way starter for the Indians and was very active on both sides of the ball. Ryan suffered a knee injury after the fifth game of the season, but rehabilitated himself to finish the season again playing both sides of the ball.
Ryan's dedication in the off season proved to be the qualities that his teammates were looking for and he was chosen captain for the 2001 football season. His peers acknowledged his dedication to the team, the game, and what needed to be done to turn the Indian season around. He was a true leader on and off the field. As a defensive tackle he finished the season with 119 tackles. As an offensive tackle the Indians lined up behind Ryan and the left side of the line and it was truly the strength of the Indian ground game.
Ryan is the son of Mark and Michele Frederick. Ryan also has twin brothers Mike and Brock who are currently freshmen at Skowhegan High School and are frosh football players.
Ryan has been accepted at Plymouth State College, Nicholas College, and Husson College for the fall of 2002. Ryan has chosen to attend Husson College and hopes to be a major part of the new Husson Football program for the fall of 2003.
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The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.