Ryan Barrow Succop (pronounced suck-up) (born September 19, 1986 in Hickory, North Carolina) is an American football placekicker for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He is the 2009 Mr. Irrelevant after being selected by the Chiefs with the final pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina.
Succop attended Hickory High School in Hickory, North Carolina. He was a four-time all-conference and two-time all-state performer, and was named a three-time conference Special Teams Player of the Year. He also played soccer and scored 104 career goals. He was rated the fourth-best kicker in the nation and the sixteenth-best prospect in North Carolina by Rivals.com.
Succop attended the University of South Carolina. He performed kicking, punting, and kickoff duties for the Gamecocks. His 161 career points ranks 10th on South Carolina's all-time list.