Yanda during Ravens practice, August 2012.
|No. 73 Baltimore Ravens|
|Position:||Guard / Tackle|
|Date of birth:||September 15, 1984|
|Place of birth:||Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||305 lb (138 kg)|
|High school:||Anamosa (IA)|
|NFL draft:||2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Marshal John Yanda (born September 15, 1984) is an American football guard and tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Iowa and was drafted by the Ravens in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He is widely considered one of the best offensive linemen in football. 
Yanda attended Anamosa High School in Iowa and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track & field. In football, he was a two-time first team all-conference selection.
Yanda played for the Iowa Hawkeyes football team while attending the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where he was an economics major. He was selected as a third-team All-American by The NFL Draft Report in 2006 and earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the league's coaches. Yanda's first two college football seasons were played for North Iowa Area Community College.
Yanda was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round (86th overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft. During his rookie year in 2007, Yanda played all 16 games with 12 starts. In 2008, Yanda was limited to 5 starts. In 2009, Yanda played all 16 games with 9 starts. In 2010, Yanda started all 16 games for the first time of his career. On July 26, 2011, the Ravens re-signed Yanda to a five year, $32 million contract. In 2011, Yanda again started all 16 games and was chosen to represent the AFC in the 2011 Pro Bowl. In 2012, Yanda started 14 games and won his first championship ring as the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers. In the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Yanda played all 16 games per season respectively.