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Ryan Wendell
OL #62
Height:
6-2
Weight:
300
Age:
28
College:
Fresno State
Hometown:
Diamond Bar, Calif.
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2013):

G
16
GS
16
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 63 37
2013 NE 16 16
2012 NE 16 16
2011 NE 14 3
2010 NE 15 2
2009 NE 2 0
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @BUF W 23-21
2 NYJ W 13-10
3 TB W 23-3
4 @ATL W 30-23
5 @CIN L 6-13
6 NO W 30-27
7 @NYJ L 27-30
8 MIA W 27-17
9 PIT W 55-31
11 @CAR L 20-24
12 DEN W 34-31
13 @HOU W 34-31
14 CLE W 27-26
15 @MIA L 20-24
16 @BAL W 41-7
17 BUF W 34-20

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Biography

Ryan Wendell was signed by the New England Patriots to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Dec. 31, 2009 ... Originally signed by New England as a rookie free agent (5/2/08) … Released by New England (8/26/08) ... Signed by New England to the practice squad (9/24/08) … Released by New England (9/22/09) … Signed by New England to the practice squad (9/24/09).CAREER TRANSACTIONS Ryan Wendell was signed by the New England Patriots to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Dec. 31, 2009 ... Originally signed by New England as a rookie free agent (5/2/08) … Released by New England (8/26/08) ... Signed by New England to the practice squad (9/24/08) … Released by New England (9/22/09) … Signed by New England to the practice squad (9/24/09).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Ryan Wendell was signed by the New England Patriots to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Dec. 31, 2009 ... Originally signed by New England as a rookie free agent (5/2/08) … Released by New England (8/26/08) ... Signed by New England to the practice squad (9/24/08) … Released by New England (9/22/09) … Signed by New England to the practice squad (9/24/09).CAREER TRANSACTIONS Ryan Wendell was signed by the New England Patriots to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Dec. 31, 2009 ... Originally signed by New England as a rookie free agent (5/2/08) … Released by New England (8/26/08) ... Signed by New England to the practice squad (9/24/08) … Released by New England (9/22/09) … Signed by New England to the practice squad (9/24/09).

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2013 (16/16, 2/2)
  • Starts along the offensive line at center.
  • Started at center vs. Pittsburgh (11/3) as part of an offense that scored 55 points and compiled 610 yards.


2012 (16/16, 2/2)
  • Started all 16 regular-season games and both playoff contests at center for the NFL’s No. 1 ranked offense. Earned starting center job out of training camp over incumbent Dan Koppen.
  • Led all NFL players in playing time in 2012 by starting all 16 games and playing 1,379 total snaps (1,231 offense, 148 special teams) as part of the NFL’s No. 1 ranked offense.
  • Started along an offensive line that paved the way for two 100-yard rushers and a win at Buffalo (9/30).
  • Started at center vs. Denver (10/7) on offense that had its second straight 200-yard rushing game for the first time since 1978.


2011 (14/3, 3/0)
  • Played in a reserve role in all three playoff games against the N.Y. Giants (2/5), Baltimore (1/22) and Denver (1/14).
  • Saw action in 14 regular season games, starting three - two at center and one at left guard.
  • Made his first career start at left guard in the Patriots win over Buffalo (1/1).
  • Saw action in a reserve role against the Dolphins (12/24).
  • Started his second game of the season at center in win over the Broncos (12/18).
  • Saw action in a reserve role against the Colts (12/4) and Redskins (12/11).
  • Started his first game of the year and first ever at center, in place of an injured Dan Connolly at Philadelphia (11/27).
  • Saw action in a reserve role on the offensive line and on special teams against the Giants (11/6), Jets (11/13) and Chiefs (11/21).
  • Played on the offensive line as a reserve against the Cowboys (10/16), Jets (10/9) and Raiders (10/2).
  • Saw his first action of the season in a reserve role against the Bills (9/25).
  • Was inactive due to injury against the Dolphins (9/12) and the Chargers (9/18).

2010 (15/2,1/0)
  • Played in 15 games with two starts and was inactive for one game. Saw time on the offensive line, filling in for Dan Connolly when he moved to fullback in goal-line situations, as well as when Connolly was injured late in the season.
  • Played in a reserve role against the Steelers (11/14), Colts (11/21), Lions (11/25) and Jets (12/6).
  • 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 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 POINTS
  • 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.
  • Nicknamed “Wendy” by his teammates.


HONORS & AWARDS

2012
  • USA Today All-Joe Team

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