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Ryan Cook biography

Date of birth : 1983-05-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-18
Credited as : Football player NFL, tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Ryan Cook is an American football tackle for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2006 (6/3), 2007 (16/16), 2008 (16/14, 1/1), 2009 (16/0, 2/0). Total- 54/33, 3/1.

• Helped pave the way for Adrian Peterson to set team record and lead NFL with 1,760 rushing yards in 2008.
• Top Vikings reserve across the line, capable of playing all 5 positions.

OFF THE FIELD
Earned degree in business management...Took part in Shop With a Viking during holiday season...Brother, Erik, was drafted in 2010 by Washington Redskins.

PRO
Made the transition from C in college to RT in the NFL...Helped the 2007 Vikings rank #1 in the NFL in rushing and set a team record with 2,634 yards, only the 2nd time in team history leading the NFL in rushing…Was the 2nd C drafted in 2006 after Nick Mangold (#29 by N.Y. Jets)...The last C drafted as high by the Vikings was Dave Huffman, the #43 choice from Notre Dame in 1979.

2009
Saw time in every game on special teams and stepped in as a reserve on the offensive line...Took over at RT in game at Arizona (12/6) when rookie starter Phil Loadholt left the game due to injury...Helped Vikings offense at multiple positions in game at St. Louis (10/11).

2008
Regular starter at RT opened 14 regular season games and 1st career playoff game in Wild Card contest vs. Philadelphia (1/4/09)...Paved the way for Adrian Peterson to become the 1st Vikings RB to lead the NFL in rushing and set a team record with 1,760 yards...Helped Peterson set Vikings record by breaking the 100-yard mark 10 times...Helped win NFC North title and ranked 5th in the NFL in rushing offense.

2007
Started all 16 games for the #1-ranked rushing offense in the NFL...Helped Vikings establish team record with 2,634 rushing yards as a team and rank #1 in the NFL for only the 2nd time in team history...Cleared the way for Peterson and Chester Taylor to set team record for rushing yards by a tandem with 2,185 yards...Helped Peterson rank 2nd in the NFL with 1,341 yards and set a Vikings rookie record...Blocked for Peterson’s NFL-record 296 rushing yards vs. San Diego (11/4) and his 224-yard day at Chicago (10/14), the only rookie in NFL history with 2 games of 200+ rushing yards in a season...Paved the way for Peterson (6) and Taylor (2) to run for 100+ yards in 8 games...Vikings set a team record with 378 rushing yards vs. San Diego (11/4)...Joined Matt Birk, Steve Hutchinson and Bryant McKinnie as 16-game starters on the line.

2006
Played in 6 games and started the final 3 games at RT…Played in his 1st NFL game when he rotated at RT with Mike Rosenthal vs. Arizona (11/26) as the Vikings snapped a 4-game losing streak…Shared time at RT with Rosenthal at Chicago (12/3) and at Detroit (12/10)…Started his 1st career game when he opened at RT vs. NY Jets (12/17).

COLLEGE
Former walk-on went on to be a 1st-team All-Mountain West choice his final 3 years…Played in 49 career games and started the final 44 of his career.

A 2nd-team All-State selection and 1st-team All-City choice as a senior and 2nd-team All-City selection as a junior at Cibola High (Albuquerque, NM)…Played in New Mexico North/South All-Star Game as a senior.



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