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Daryn Colledge biography

Date of birth : 1982-02-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fairbanks, Alaska
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-28
Credited as : Football player NFL, guard for the Packers, Super Bowl 45

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Daryn Colledge is an American football offensive guard for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

• Named Packers’ 2009 Walter Payton Man of the Year, the only league award that recognizes player off-the-field community service as well as playing excellence.
• Played 97.4 percent of the offensive snaps in 2009, second on the team for any player on either side of the ball behind fellow lineman Josh Sitton. In 2008, joined Jason Spitz as the only offensive players to play every snap.
• Has shown his durability by never missing a game in the NFL or in college, a combined total of 116 games (119 including playoffs).
• Named to the Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team in 2006, when he started every game except Week 1.
• Played at Boise State during a period of tremendous success as the Broncos posted a 45-7 record from 2002-05, including a 31-1 conference mark en route to four straight Western Athletic Conference championships.
• Became the highest-ever NFL draft choice from the state of Alaska – and the eighth overall – when he was picked 47th overall in 2006 by Green Bay, topping Reggie Tongue, who went 58th to Kansas City in 1996.
• Grew up in North Pole, Alaska, a town populated by just over 1,600 that is located 14 miles southeast of Fairbanks. His boyhood home was located on S. Santa Claus Lane and the city was known for its candy cane-themed light poles.

PRO CAREER:
A resilient offensive lineman who has gone through ups and downs as a young offensive player and enters his fifth season fighting for a starting spot at left guard once again... The competition is nothing new, having been put in the position of battling to keep or win a starting job a handful of times in his career... Is the only offensive lineman on the team to start every game the past two seasons... Coming off a 2009 campaign in which he played 97.4 percent of the offensive snaps, second on the team for a player on either side of the ball behind fellow lineman Josh Sitton (100 percent)... Overall performance didn’t measure up, however, to his steady, consistent 2008 season, his best as a pro, when he was one of only two players, along with Jason Spitz, to take every snap on offense... In four seasons, has not missed a game, starting 60 of 64 contests (including a stretch of 43 in a row, and 63 of 67 overall including playoffs), with all but five of the starts coming at left guard... Over the past two years, has helped Packers become the first team in NFL history to have a 4,000-yard passer, a 1,200-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers in back-to-back seasons... Also was named Packers’ 2009 Walter Payton Man of the Year... Has faced summer and in-season competitions before, having won the left guard spot in 2008 training camp, re-gained his starting job for the conclusion of the 2007 season and playoffs after losing it for three weeks, and re-claimed his place in the starting lineup in Week 2 of his rookie season due to an injury to fellow rookie Spitz... That first season, 2006, lost his starting spot in the preseason opener but ended up starting 15 games (including one as an emergency fill-in for Chad Clifton at left tackle) on his way to All-Rookie honors... Head Coach Mike McCarthy called him the team’s most improved player, when he was named to the midseason All-Rookie Team of Sports Illustrated’s Peter King and the postseason All-Rookie Team of Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association... Was a four-year starter (2002-05) at left tackle for Boise State, though the Green Bay coaching staff immediately penciled him in as the designated starter at left guard... Highly durable at Boise State, established the school record for consecutive games played and started (both 52)... Was a three-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection for the Broncos, earning first-team honors in 2004 and 2005 after receiving second-team recognition in 2003... At Boise State during a period of remarkable success, the school posted a 45-7 record (.865) during his four seasons as a starter, including a 31-1 conference mark en route to four straight WAC championships... Upon being chosen by the Packers with the 47th overall pick, he became the eighth Alaskan to be drafted by an NFL team – and the highest ever, topping Reggie Tongue, who went 58th overall to Kansas City in 1996... Interestingly, lived on S. Santa Claus Lane while growing up in North Pole, Alaska, a city located 14 miles southeast of Fairbanks that has a population of just over 1,600 people and features candy cane-themed light poles.

2009 SEASON: Started all 16 games for the second straight season, opening 14 at LG and two at LT...One of only two offensive linemen, along with Sitton, to start every game...Part of line that blocked for RB Ryan Grant’s career-high 1,253 rushing yards, his second straight 1,200-yard season, and member of an offense that ranked No. 6 in total yards...Helped Packers become the first team in NFL history to have a 4,000-yard passer, a 1,200-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers in back-to-back seasons... Named Packers’ 2009 Walter Payton Man of the Year, the only league award that recognizes player off-the-field community service as well as playing excellence... Vs. Cincinnati (Sept. 20): Started at LG, but slid over to LT on the first series of the third quarter when Clifton left the game with an ankle injury, and remained there for the rest of the contest... At St. Louis (Sept. 27): Started at LT in place of an injured Clifton. Helped clear the way for Grant’s 99 yards on 26 carries, including 50 yards in the fourth quarter, and part of line that did not allow a sack of QB Aaron Rodgers in the final three quarters... At Minnesota (Oct. 5): Started again at LT, the first time in his career that he opened back-to-back games at the position, but left early in the fourth quarter with a knee injury and did not return... Vs. Detroit (Oct. 18): Returned to starting LG position, where he remained for rest of season, and helped block for Packers’ 435 yards of total offense. Part of line that protected Rodgers on his way to 358 passing yards, giving him back-to-back games with 350-plus yards for the first time in his career... At Cleveland (Oct. 25): Part of a line that did not allow a sack of Rodgers all afternoon and blocked for Grant’s season-high 148 yards on 27 carries (5.5 avg.). Team’s 202 yards on the ground was also a season best... At Tampa Bay (Nov. 8): Helped block for Packers’ 170 rushing yards on 32 carries (5.3 avg.), the team’s second-best yardage output on the season... Vs. San Francisco (Nov. 22): Helped block for offense’s season-high 484 total yards, including 129 yards rushing from Grant on 21 carries (6.1 avg.). Part of line that did not allow any sacks of Rodgers in the first half as he threw for 274 yards, his career high for any half in the regular season... At Chicago (Dec. 13): Started at LG and helped block for Grant’s 137 yards on 20 carries (6.9 avg.), his career-high average for a game with at least 20 carries. Threw key block on LB Lance Briggs on Grant’s 62-yard TD run off left tackle on Packers’ opening play... Vs. Seattle (Dec. 27): Helped block for team’s 153 rushing yards and five TDs on 32 carries (4.8 avg.), the first time the Packers posted five rushing TDs in a game since Oct. 9, 1988, vs. New England. Also helped protect Rodgers as he was sacked only one time. On RB Brandon Jackson’s screen pass that he took 13 yards for the score in the first quarter, had key block down the field on S Jordan Babineaux. Got to the second level to clear LB David Hawthorne on Grant’s 56-yard TD run in the second quarter... At Arizona (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 10): Started and helped offense post team playoff-record 493 total yards, including franchise-best 423 yards passing from Rodgers.

COLLEGE:
A four-year starter and a three-time All-WAC selection for Boise State, earning first-team honors in 2004 and 2005 after receiving second-team recognition in 2003... Highly durable, established the school record for consecutive games played and started (both 52)... At Boise State during a period of remarkable success, the school posted a 45-7 record (.865) during his four seasons as a starter, including a 31-1 conference mark en route to four straight WAC championships... Also contributed to three consecutive top-20 rankings from 2002-04 and to a 31-game home winning streak that stood as the nation’s longest active string until it was ended in his final collegiate game... Three times he was named as the school’s ‘Outstanding Offensive Lineman’ (2003-05)... Also set several records in the BSU weight room during the spring of 2005, including 438 pounds in the power clean and 665 pounds in the back squat... Earned B.A. degree in communications... Senior season (2005): Was one of only four senior starters on a team that finished 9-4, including a 7-1 conference mark that allowed it to capture the WAC title... Started all 13 games at LT, stretching his personal starting streak to a school-record 52 games when he lined up against Boston College in the MPC Computers Bowl (Dec. 28) in his final game as a collegian... Garnered first-team all-conference honors and was chosen as the top offensive lineman in the WAC for the second straight year... Tabbed as the school’s ‘Outstanding Offensive Lineman’ for a third consecutive season... Recorded a season-best 11 knockdowns in win at Hawaii (Oct. 1) and blocked a pair of fourth-quarter kicks, both of which led to BSU points – a FG try, returned by Orlando Scandrick for a TD, and a PAT, run back for two points (also by Scandrick)... Allowed only one sack all season (Nov. 5 vs. New Mexico State)... Was on the preseason “watch” lists for the 2005 Outland and Rotary Lombardi awards... Junior season (2004): Earned first-team All-WAC recognition an initial time while starting all 12 games at LT... Also was chosen as the conference’s top offensive lineman and the fifth-best player overall in the league... Had a hand in a school-record 49 rushing TDs... Was honored as ‘Outstanding Offensive Lineman’ at BSU for a second straight year... Helped Boise State to its third consecutive WAC title, an 11-1 mark that included a Liberty Bowl loss to Louisville and a consensus top-20 ranking (12th by The Associated Press, 13th by ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll)... Sophomore season (2003): Received all-conference honors for the first time, starting a personal-high 14 contests... Named as the school’s ‘Outstanding Offensive Lineman’ an initial time, he was a key part in the Broncos’ 13-1 record, WAC championship and Top 20 ranking (15th in ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll, 16th in AP poll)... Redshirt freshman season (2002): Started all 13 games at LT as Broncos posted a 12-1 finish, a WAC championship and a top-20 ranking (12th in ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll, 15th in AP poll)... Was a third-team Freshman All-America selection of Sporting News... Had enrolled early at Boise State (January 2001), allowing him to take part in that year’s spring practice during redshirt year.

PERSONAL:
Given name Daryn Wayne Colledge... Born in Fairbanks, Alaska... Married to Megan, they have two dogs, Duke and Dash... High school: Was a first-team all-state defensive lineman at North Pole (Alaska) High... Also received honorable mention all-state recognition as an OL and P his senior year... Additionally garnered first-team all-conference honors on both offense and defense as a senior... Lettered twice in football, four times in baseball (at OF and 1B) and twice for the track team... Finished third in the shot put at the state track and field championships his senior year and placed eighth as a junior... Also spent one season as a center on the school’s basketball team and was a member of the wrestling squad his freshman year... Community involvement: Took part in the ‘Big Blue Bash,’ a fundraiser held by the Service League of Green Bay, an organization committed to serving youth in Brown County; wife Megan served as event co-chair... Joined fellow Boise-area football players to take on local police chiefs in Crime Stoppers Celebrity Volleyball Game, with proceeds benefitting the Boise Area Crime Stoppers Program... Has served multiple times as a celebrity chef at the “Taste of the Town” event along with Megan to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters... Helped coach participants at a local Oneida Nation football clinic... Mingled with donors, signed autographs and ate dinner at “Leaders and Legends: A Tuesday Night Tailgate Event” to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley... Has taken part regularly in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon and attended events to benefit the Donald Driver Foundation and Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin... Signed autographs and welcomed participants to the 15th Annual MDA Packerland Ride to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association... Has participated in Jerry Parins’ Cruise for Cancer... Received the Professional Achievement Award at the Lee Remmel Sports Awards Banquet in April 2007... Interests/hobbies: Has aspirations of an eventual career in television or radio work... Hosted “The Colledge Experience” on packers.com the past two seasons, a weekly show during the season where he interviewed teammates... Appeared in a nationally aired State Farm Insurance commercial with linemate Spitz; coincidentally, Colledge’s mother is a State Farm agent in Alaska... Hobbies include playing golf, bird hunting and reading novels, particularly the work of Dan Brown... Lists any of movies in The Godfather series as his favorite film... Has worked as a bouncer at the Ha’ Penny Bridge Pub in downtown Boise, Idaho... An avid scuba diver, lists Cozumel and Grand Cayman as his two favorite diving locations... Recently began mountain biking again during the offseason, a hobby he had enjoyed when he was younger... Took an adventurous trip to China and Thailand with buddy Spitz this past offseason... Residence: Green Bay.

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