Marshal Yanda

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Marshal Yanda
Marshal Yanda Navy Stadium 2012 Practice.jpg
Yanda during Ravens practice, August 2012.
No. 73 Baltimore Ravens
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-09-15) September 15, 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Anamosa (IA)
College: Iowa
NFL draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2015
Games played: 120
Games started: 109
Stats at

Marshal John Yanda (born September 15, 1984) is an American football guard for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa, and was drafted by the Ravens in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Yanda is widely considered one of the best offensive linemen in football.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

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.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

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.[3] 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.

On October 16, 2015, it was reported that the Baltimore Ravens had signed Yanda to a four-year extension worth $32 million dollars. Yanda was ranked the #1 guard by in 2015. [4]

Personal life[edit]

Yanda married Shannon Hunt Yanda in 2011 and together they have a son named Graham Yanda.


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