SUMMIT, NJ - Ryan O'Malley's journey, from Summit High School Football player to college student-athlete at the University of Pennsylvania, to undrafted free agent to practice squad player and then to active roster member of the Oakland Raiders -- a football-related sojourn that made everyone in the Hilltop City swell with pride -- has taken another positive step with the news that O'Malley has signed a 2017 active roster contract with The NFL's Silver & Black.
O'Malley was signed and elevated to the Raiders 2016 active roster at the beginning of October, was active for eight games, and played 20 plays in the Raiders 34-31 win at San Diego on October 9. He caught his first NFL pass in Oakland's 31-10 pre-season victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
O’Malley earned All-Ivy League honors in both 2014 and 2015, while he and his Penn teammates captured the 2015 Ivy League title, a feat he and the Quakers also accomplished in 2012.
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In 2015, the 6'7", 265-pound O'Malley caught 20 passes for 202 yards and scored three touchdowns. His longest catch of the year was a 25-yarder, he averaged 10.1 yards per catch, and scored a 14-yard touchdown against Cornell in the Ivy League clincher. For his Quaker career, O’Malley caught 43 balls for 495 yards and nine touchdowns.
O'Malley was a four-year member of the Summit High School Football Team as a wide receiver and defensive end. He was part of the Hilltopper team that captured the State Championship in 2009.