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Ryan Clady biography

Date of birth : 1986-09-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Rialto, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-08
Credited as : Football player NFL, offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Ryan Clady is an American football offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Broncos, with the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Boise State.

• A third-year player who has started all 16 games at left tackle while not missing a snap en route to earning All-
Pro recognition from the Associated Press during each of his first two seasons with the Broncos.
• Became just the 11th tackle in NFL history to receive Pro Bowl honors by his second season in 2009 when he
was voted a starter for the league’s all-star contest.
• Named a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press in 2009, making him only the fifth tackle since the 1970 NFL merger to earn that distinction by his second professional season.
• Did not allow a full sack in his first 20 starts according to Stats Inc., marking the longest such streak by a tackle to begin his career since at least 1994.
• Earned second-team All-Pro honors (Associated Press) while finishing third in NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting in 2008 after helping Denver tie for first in the NFL in fewest sacks allowed (12) and rank second in the league in yards per game (395.8).
• Credited with allowing the fewest sacks (0.5) in the NFL among all 16-game starting tackles in 2008 according to Stats Inc. and was called for just three penalties on the year.
• Became the first offensive lineman to be named Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week in the five-year history of the award for his play vs. Kansas City (12/7/08).
• Started 37 of his 39 career games played at Boise State University, where he earned first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors during his final two seasons and was part of its undefeated team (13-0) in 2006.
• Received first-team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association and
The Sporting News as a 13-game starter for Boise State in 2007.
• Selected by the Broncos in the first round (12th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Signed by Denver as a draft choice 7/25/08.

QUICKLY: Clady has started 36 straight games at left tackle to begin his career. He did not give up a full sack in his first 20 career starts, an NFL record since STATS Inc. began tracking the statistic in 1994… Named to his first career Pro Bowl in 2009 and was also named first-team All-Pro… Became the first offensive lineman to be named Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week in the five-year history of the award for his play vs. Kansas City (12/7/08).

2009: Clady earned the first Pro Bowl selection (starter) of his NFL career and was a consensus All-Pro, starting all 16 games at left tackle for the Broncos and not missing a snap for the second consecutive year... Became only the fifth tackle since the 1970 NFL merger to be named a first-team Associated Press All-Pro by his second professional season... Became just the 11th tackle in NFL history to earn Pro Bowl honors by his second professional season... Joined Gary Zimmerman (1995-97) and Tony Jones (1998) as one of three tackles in Denver history to receive Pro Bowl honors... Also picked up All-Pro recognition from Pro Football Weekly/PFWA, The Sporting News and ESPN.com... Named to the inaugural USA Football/NFLPA All-Fundamentals Team... Did not give up a full sack in Denver’s first four games, extending his streak without giving up a full sack to his first 20 career starts to mark the longest such streak by a tackle to begin his career since at least 1994 (Stats Inc.)... Penalized only once for holding on the year.

2008: Selected by the Broncos in the first round (12th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft, Clady started all 16 games and played every offensive snap for Denver at left tackle as a rookie... Named a second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press... Finished third in the Associated Press’ NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting and received all-rookie honors from Pro Football Weekly/PFWA and The Sporting News... Also named All-AFC by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA and All-Joe by USA Today... Became the first offensive lineman to be named Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week in the five-year history of the award for his play vs. K.C. (12/7)... Credited with allowing the fewest sacks (0.5) among all 16-game starting tackles in the NFL according to Stats Inc.... Called for just three penalties (2 false start, 1 holding) on the year... One of three rookies in the NFL to start every game at left tackle, joining Jake Long (Miami) and Duane Brown (Houston)... Helped Denver tie for first in the league in sacks allowed with a franchise record-low 12 and rank second in the league in total offense (395.8 ypg.)... Blocked for a Denver offense that ranked third in the NFL in yards per rush (4.8) despite placing a league-high seven running backs on injured reserve.

COLLEGE:

Clady played 39 career games (37 starts) in three seasons at Boise State University, where he earned first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors during his final two years at left tackle... Received first-team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association and The Sporting News while earning second-team recognition from the Walter Camp Football Foundation as a junior... Helped Boise State become the only undefeated major college football team in the country (13-0) en route to a final ranking of No. 5 in the country (Associated Press) after its Fiesta Bowl win against Oklahoma in 2006... Started at right tackle as a redshirt freshman after competing along the defensive line on Boise State’s scout team as a true freshman.

PERSONAL:

Clady received first-team All-Citrus Belt League honors as well as first-team all-county and All-CIF recognition as a defensive lineman at Eisenhower High School in Rialto, Calif.... Registered 60 tackles, five sacks and one fumble recovery as a senior... Brother, Chris, is a senior defensive lineman at Colorado State University-Pueblo... Majored in communications at Boise State... Is the son of Ross Clady...

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