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Ryan Pontbriand biography

Date of birth : 1979-10-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Houston, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-18
Credited as : Football player NFL, long snapper for the Browns, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Ryan David Pontbriand is an American football long snapper and center who currently plays for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.
Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fifth round, 142nd overall, in the 2003 NFL Draft.

2009
Played in all 16 games as long snapper… Tallied one tackle on special teams… Also had one lost fumble on the year. Game 1 vs. Minnesota 9/13: Appeared on special teams, handling all long-snapping duties… Game 2 at Denver 9/20: Handled all long-snapping duties… Game 3 at Baltimore 9/27: Handled all long-snapping duties… Game 4 vs. Cincinnati 10/4: Handled all long-snapping duties… Game 5 at Buffalo 10/11: Handled all long-snapping duties… Game 6 at Pittsburgh 10/18: Handled all long-snapping duties… Game 7 vs. Green Bay 10/25: Handled all long-snapping duties… Game 8 at Chicago 11/1: Handled all long-snapping duties… Game 9 vs. Baltimore 11/16: Handled all long-snapping duties in what was the 100th regular season game of his career… Game 10 at Detroit 11/22: Handled all long-snapping duties… Game 11 at Cincinnati 11/29: Handled all long-snapping duties and came up with a tackle on punt coverage… Game 12 vs. San Diego 12/6: Handled all long-snapping duties… Game 13 vs. Pittsburgh 12/10: Handled all long-snapping duties… Game 14 at Kansas City 12/20: Handled all long-snapping duties…Also had one fumble… Game 15 vs. Oakland 12/27: Handled all long-snapping duties… Game 16 vs. Jacksonville 1/3: Handled all long snapping responsibilities.

2008
Game 1 vs. Dallas 9/7: Appeared on special teams…Game 2 vs. Pittsburgh 9/14: Appeared on special teams…Game 3 at Baltimore 9/21: Appeared on special teams…Game 4 at Cincinnati 9/28: Appeared on special teams…Game 5 vs. N.Y. Giants 10/13: Appeared on special teams…Game 6 at Washington 10/19: Appeared on special teams…Game 7 at Jacksonville 10/26: Appeared on special teams…Game 8 vs. Baltimore 11/2: Appeared on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 9 vs. Denver 11/6: Appeared on special teams…Game 10 at Buffalo 11/17: Appeared on special teams…Game 11 vs. Houston 11/23: Appeared on special teams…Game 12 vs. Indianapolis 11/30: Appeared on special teams…Game 13 at Tennessee 12/7: Appeared on special teams…Game 14 at Philadelphia 12/15: Appeared on special teams…Game 15 vs. Cincinnati 12/21: Appeared on special teams… Game 16 at Pittsburgh 12/28: Appeared on special teams.

2007
Game 1 vs. Pittsburgh 9/9: Appeared on special teams…Game 2 vs. Cincinnati 9/16: Appeared on special teams…Game 3 at Oakland 9/23: Appeared on special teams…Game 4 vs. Baltimore 9/30: Appeared on special teams…Game 5 at New England 10/7: Appeared on special teams…Game 6 vs. Miami 10/14: Appeared on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 7 at St. Louis 10/28: Appeared on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 8 vs. Seattle 11/4: Appeared on special teams…Game 9 at Pittsburgh 11/11: Appeared on special teams…Game 10 at Baltimore 11/18: Appeared on special teams…Game 11 vs. Houston 11/25: Appeared on special teams…Game 12 at Arizona 12/2: Appeared on special teams…Game 13 at N.Y. Jets 12/9: Appeared on special teams…Game 14 vs. Buffalo 12/16: Appeared on special teams…Game 15 at Cincinnati 12/23: Appeared on special teams…Game 16 vs. San Francisco 12/30: Appeared on special teams.

2006
Appeared in all 16 regular season games with the Browns as the long snapper for field goal, PAT and punting situations…Adjusted well to working with free agent punter Dave Zastudil who averaged a career-high 44.0 average and a net punting average of 38.4…Finished the year with a single-season career high of 8 special teams tackles.

2005
2005: In his third season with the Browns, appeared in 11 games as the long snapper for field goal, PAT and punting situations…Helped the special teams as K Phil Dawson established a career-high 27 FGs made and matched a career-high 100 points…Worked well with new P Kyle Richardson to average 40.8 yards per punt and a net of 34.0 avg.…Added 1 special teams tackle…Missed the final five regular season games with a back injury, and was placed on Injured-Reserve on Nov. 28.

2004
Played 16 games for the second-consecutive season…Game 1 vs. Baltimore 9/12: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Added 1 special teams tackle

2003
Solidified the long snapping position for the Browns as a fifth round selection out of Rice…Appeared in all 16 regular season games as the long snapper for field goal, PAT and punt units…Added 5 special teams tackles…Made his NFL debut vs. Indianapolis on Sept. 7, with 1 special teams tackle…Added 1 special teams tackle at San Francisco on Sept. 21, vs. San Diego on Oct. 19, and 2 special teams tackles vs. Baltimore on Dec. 21.

College Highlights
Four-year letterman at Rice (1999-2002) who was an important special teams contributor as the Owls’ deep snapper…In 2000, played in 11 games on special teams…Credited with five tackles on the season…Redshirted in 1998…Received his bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Personal
Born Ryan David Pontbriand in Houston…Attended W.P. Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas...Three year letterman and starter…First-team all-district 20-5A selection as a senior after receiving honorable mention as a junior…Offensive Lineman of the Year for the Rangers and team co-captain…Two-year member of the academic all-district team…Three-year member of the National Honor Society and four-time winner of Clements’ academic excellence award…Also competed in track & field…Great-grandfather, Victor Hurt, was on the coaching staff of SMU’s 1935 team that won the Knute Rockne Trophy, emblematic of the National Championship…In 2007, participated in the NFL and NFL Players Association three-day entrepreneurial program at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University…Very active in the Cleveland community, in 2004 received the Doug Dieken Humanitarian Award, and was nominated for the Cleveland Sports Awards Humanitarian of the Year Award…Married (Nicole) with a daughter, Avery Rose.

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