Ryan Veillette
#44 Ryan Veillette

Class Year: 2013

Position: DE

Height: 6-1

Weight: 230

High School: Hotchkiss School

Hometown: Westfield, Mass.

2011 season highlights: Veillette earned All-NESCAC Second Team honors for a second straight year after finishing fourth in the NESCAC in sacks (5.5). The defensive end was sixth on Colby in total tackles (38), second in tackles for loss (6.0), first in quarterback hurries (4), had one blocked kick, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. He was the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week after a victory over Hamilton. 2010 season highlights: Ryan earned All-NESCAC Second Team honors after leading the Mules in tackles for loss (9.5) and sacks (5.5). He was tied for third in the conference in sacks and fourth in tackles for loss per game (1.14). Veillette finished the season with 39 tackles, one fumble recovery, one quarterback hurry, and one pass break-up. Ryan earned Colby's Herbert Wadsworth Award as Most Improved Defensive Player. 2009 season highlights: Veillette had eight tackles in his first season with the Mules. At Colby: Ryan has a major in Economics. Before Colby: Played football, basketball, and baseball at Westfield High School and The Hotchkiss School...named captain for football...earned football team MVP...recognized for the All-Western Massachusetts Team.