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Gained Hall acceptance in 1980 … graduated from Haverstraw H.S. in the late 1950s … fullback who played for the NFL Detroit Lions in 1963 and 1964 … one of his teammates was fellow Hall of Famer Roger Brown of Nyack … other teammates on the Lions included such stars as Dick “Night Train” Lane, Yale Lary, Hugh McElhenny, Ollie Matson, Joe Schmidt, Earl Morrall, Wally Hilgenberg and Alex Karras … at Haverstraw, Ryder earned three letters in football, and two letters each in basketball and baseball … he was named to the All-Conference and All-County teams in football … at the University of Miami, Ryder topped all Hurricane running backs by averaging 5.8 yards per carry in 1960 … in his sophomore year, he broke loose on a 56-yard run on his first rushing attempt of the game to start Miami on the way to victory over Notre Dame … Ryder later became an assistant football coach at Ramapo H.S.