Ryan D'Imperio

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Ryan D'Imperio
No. 44
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-15) August 15, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Sewell, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 241 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College: Rutgers
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 237
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Ryan D'Imperio (born August 15, 1987) is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings with the 237th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rutgers University.

College career[edit]

After receiving a high school degree while attending at Washington Township High School in Sewell, New Jersey, D’Imperio came to Rutgers and made an instant impact at linebacker. The true freshman appeared in all 13 games as the Scarlet Knights enjoyed an 11-2 season in 2006 and won their first bowl championship. Throughout his college career, D'Imperio recorded 177 total tackles, 6 quarterback sacks, and 2 interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. After his junior year, D'Imperio was voted to the Second Team All-Big East.

Professional career[edit]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

D'Imperio was drafted as a linebacker 237th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. D'Imperio chose to wear the number 44, the same number he wore in both high school and college. Rather than play linebacker, Viking's coach Brad Childress, thought D'Imperio would be better suited playing Fullback on the offensive side of the ball. D'Imperio spent the 2010 season on the Vikings Practice Squad. On September 3, 2011 Ryan D'Imperio was waived by the Vikings during final cuts before the start of the 2011 NFL season and added to the practice squad. On October 4, 2011 D'Imperio was promoted to the active roster.

On August 31, 2012, D'Imperio was released during final roster cutdowns due to an injured shoulder.[1]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

D'Imperio signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on March 21, 2013.[2] D'Imperio was released from the Kansas City Chiefs on May 13, 2013[3]

New York Giants[edit]

On July 26, 2013, D'Imperio signed with the New York Giants.[4] On August 13, 2013, the New York Giants announced that fullback Ryan D'Imperio has retired from the NFL.[5]


  1. ^ Craig, Mark. "Chris Carr, Sage Rosenfels surprises among Vikings' final cuts". Star Tribune. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chiefs Sign FB Ryan D'Imperio". KCChiefs.com. 
  3. ^ "Chiefs cut FB Ryan D'Imperio". KCChiefs.com. .
  4. ^ Eisen, Michael (July 26, 2013). "FB Ryan D'Imperio signed; Buehler waived". Giants.com. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ Eisen, Michael (August 13, 2013). "FB Ben Guidugli signs; D'Imperio retires". Giants.com. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 

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