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Lyle Sendlein biography

Date of birth : 1984-03-18
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Edina, Minnesota
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-30
Credited as : Football player NFL, center for the Arizona Cardinals, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Lyle Sendlein is an American football center for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Texas.

Pro Career:
Signed by the Cardinals as a rookie free agent in 2007 out of the University of Texas. Signed a one-year tender with the Cardinals as a restricted free agent on 3/29/10.

2009: Started all 16 games and both postseason contests at center for the second straight season … part of an offensive line that blocked for 1,494 rushing yards, the most by a Cardinals team since 2004 (1,668), and averaged 4.1 yards per carry, the highest for Arizona since 2002 (4.4) … part of a line that did not allow a sack for the first time this season @ Jax (9/20) … helped clear the way for 182 yards rushing @ Chi (11/8) … despite 38 pass attempts, o-line did not allow a sack for the second time in ‘09 and cleared the way for 122 rushing yards vs. Sea (11/15); marked the first time since 9/10/07 @ SF (161) and 9/16/07 vs. Sea (132) that the Cardinals rushed for over 100 yards in back-to-back regular season games … helped clear the way for 183 rushing yards on 30 carries @ StL (11/22); marked the most rushing yards by the Cardinals since 10/3/04 vs. NO (211 yards) … part of line that didn’t allow a sack and cleared the way for 113 rushing yards vs. Min (12/6); Vikings entered the game with an NFL-best 40 sacks in their first 11 games … part of line that didn’t allow a sack for the fourth time in ’09 during the regular season finale vs. GB (1/3/10) … cleared the way for 156 rushing yards against the NFLs number one ranked rush defense during the regular season in the Wild Card matchup vs. GB (1/10/10); marked the highest rushing total against a GB defense that only gave up 83.3 yards per game … for the second straight week helped o-line give up only one sack and block for over 100 yards rushing (101) @ NO (1/16/10).

2008: Took over as the starting center for an injured Al Johnson and was part of an offensive line that had the same five starters for all 20 regular and postseason games in 2008 ... in season opener @ SF (9/7) helped clear the way for RB Edgerrin James seventh 100-yard rushing game as a Cardinal ... member of line that did not allow a sack for the first time in ‘08 vs. Buf (10/5); helped clear the way for Arizona to record three rushing TDs in back-to-back weeks (@ NYJ, vs. Buf) for the first time since 1979 ... for the second time in ‘08 was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack despite 42 pass attempts vs. SF (11/10) ... member of an offensive line that didn’t give up a sack @ Phi (11/27) ... helped clear the way for James to register his 57th career 100-yard game and eighth as a Cardinal in the season finale vs. Sea (12/28) ... started first career playoff game and was part of an offensive line that allowed zero sacks vs. Atl (1/3/09) ... helped the Cardinals run the ball a season-high 43 times for 145 yards @ Car (1/10/09) ... started Super Bowl XLIII vs. Pit (2/1/09).

2007: Played in 12 games with two starts in rookie campaign … saw action at center after starter Al Johnson left with an injured knee early in the third quarter of the season opener @ SF (9/10) … made first career start while helping James total 128 yards on 24 carries and was part of line that did not allow a sack in the home opener vs. Sea (9/16) … part of offensive line that had only yielded two sacks in the first three games … saw action at LG when starting RT Elton Brown left the game with an injury in the second quarter and starting LG Reggie Wells moved over @ StL (10/7) … saw action on special teams @ TB (11/4) … for the first time in his career, appeared during goal-line situation as an eligible receiver vs. Det (11/11) … appeared on special teams in the final four games and played one series at center vs. StL (12/30) in the season finale.

College:
A versatile lineman, Sendlein played in 49 career games, including 26 consecutive starts at center after moving from guard before his junior year … started all 13 games at center for the second consecutive year as a senior and was a consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection ... voted team captain by his teammates … started all 13 games at center as a junior after switching from guard, earning honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press ... was a key part of a line that helped Texas rank first in the nation in scoring offense (50.2 ppg), second in rushing offense (274.9 ypg) and third in total offense (512.1 ypg) … paved the way for 289 yards rushing and 556 yards of total offense in Texas' 41-38 Rose Bowl victory over USC for the National Championship … logged time as a backup center and guard in 10 games as a sophomore, including the Longhorns win over Michigan in the Rose Bowl … as a redshirt freshman in 2003, appeared in all 13 games on offense and special teams … redshirted in 2002.

Personal:
Full name Lyle Robert Sendlein … attended Chaparral (Scottsdale, AZ) High School where he was a four-year letterman and three-year starter … helped lead the team to back-to-back Arizona 4A State Championships in 1999-2000 and a 28-game winning streak ... a first-team All-State, all-region and all-city selection as a senior … also named the Valley's 2000 Defensive Player of the Year … father, Robin, played LB at UT (1977-80) and in the NFL for eight years with Minnesota (1981-85), Miami (1986-87) and Houston (1988) … brother, Austin, was a defensive lineman and lettered for the Longhorns from 2002-03.

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