Ryan O'Malley Called Up to Active Roster of Oakland Raiders

PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan O'Malley, a 2016 University of Pennsylvania graduate, has been signed to the active roster of the NFL's Oakland Raiders, and will make his regular season debut on Sunday as the Raiders host the San Diego Chargers.

Originally signed as an undrafted free agent this past April, O'Malley appeared in all four preseason games for the Raiders and was signed to their practice squad.

O’Malley caught 20 passes for 202 yards and three touchdowns as Penn won the Ivy League championship in 2015. O’Malley was at his best in Ivy play to help the Quakers to their 17th Ivy League title, accumulating 143 of his total yards and two of his touchdowns in Ancient Eight contests to earn second-team All-Ivy honors for the second consecutive year.

His 20 catches this past season almost doubled his career totals for his first three seasons as he came alive in Penn’s offense under first-year offensive coordinator John Reagan. For his career, O’Malley graduated with 496 yards receiving on 43 catches with nine touchdowns and a pair of Ivy League championships.

O'Malley joins Brandon Copeland (NFL's Detroit Lions) and Greg Van Roten (CFL's Toronto Argonauts) as recent Quakers playing professional football.