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Ryan Wendell biography

Date of birth : 1986-03-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Diamond Bar, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-08
Credited as : Football player NFL, guard for the New England Patriots, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Ryan Wendell is an American football offensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Ryan Wendell was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2008 .

2010 (8/0)
* Played in a reserve role against the Steelers (11/14).
* Was inactive against the Browns (11/7).
* Played in a reserve role against the Vikings (10/31).
* Saw extensive time at left guard in the second half against San Diego (10/24).
* Played in short yardage situation and also saw some action at left guard against the Ravens (10/24).
* Saw action on the offensive line in short-yardage situations against the Dolphins (10/4) and Ravens (10/17).
* Saw time at left guard in the fourth quarter in a short yardage situation when Dan Connolly moved to fullback against the Bills (9/26).
* Played on special teams against the Bengals (9/12) and Jets (9/19).
* Replaced Stephen Neal at right guard during the Cincinnati game for a few plays, marking his first NFL action on the offensive line (9/12).

2009 (2/0, 1/0)
* Earned a spot on the 53-man roster coming out of training camp and played in the first two games of the season before being released and signed to the practice squad.
* Was signed back to the 53-man roster prior to the regular-season finale but was inactive for the game at Houston (1/3).
* Made his NFL debut on special teams in the 2009 season-opener vs. Buffalo (9/14).
* Played as a reserve on special teams at the N.Y. Jets (9/20).
* Saw action on special teams in the postseason game vs. Baltimore (1/10).

2008 (0/0)
* Spent his first NFL season on the Patriots practice squad after signing with the team as a rookie free agent.

College

* Played center at Fresno State and was part of an offensive line that set a school record for fewest sacks surrendered with 12.
* Earned All-WAC and Academic All-WAC honors.
* Played in nine games as a true freshman in 2004.
* In 2004, he helped school finish as the nation's fifth ranked offense, scoring more than 38 points per game.

Personal

* Ryan Wendell was born on March 4, 1986.
* Attended Diamond Bar (Calif.) High School where he had his jersey retired and was named to the school's hall of fame.
* Selected first-team All-CIF Southern Section as a defensive lineman as a senior and won it as an offensive lineman as a junior.
* Named the Sierra League's Most Valuable Player.
* An excellent student, who won the California Governor's Scholar Share Award.

Extra

* Had his jersey retired at Diamond Bar High School and was elected to the school's hall of fame.
* An excellent student, who won the California Governor's Scholar Share Award.

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