|No. 90, 92, 77|
June 15, 1977 |
|Height:||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Weight:||264 lb (120 kg)|
|High school:||Horizon (Thornton, Colorado)|
|NFL Draft:||2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 61|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Ryan Craig Denney (born June 15, 1977) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (61st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at BYU.
Denney also played for the Houston Texans.
Denney attended Horizon High School (Thornton, Colorado) and won three varsity letters in football and two in basketball. In football, as a senior, he was named the Denver Post Defensive Player of the Year, won All-Conference honors as both an offensive lineman and as a defensive lineman, and won All-State honors as a defensive lineman. Denney graduated from Horizon High School in 1995. He served as a Mormon missionary for two years in Argentina before playing for Brigham Young University in college.
Denney was two-year starter at BYU and finished his career with 156 tackles (92 solos), 16 quarterback sacks, 40 stops behind the line of scrimmage and 13 pass deflections. As a senior, was a Second-team All-America selection by The NFL Draft Report, earning fourth-team honors from The Sporting News He was an Academic All-American and a First-team All-Mountain West Conference selection. He started all year at right defensive end and recorded 68 tackles (45 solos) as he led the team with seven sacks and 19 tackles for losses and intercepted a pass and ranked second on the squad with eight pass deflections. In 2000, he earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors. He missed the 1996-97 season while serving on a mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
On August 17, 2007, during the opening kickoff of a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons, Denney suffered a broken bone in his foot. He was one of three Bills position players to play in every year since 2003.
At the end of the 2007 NFL season he had played in the league for six years.
He caught a touchdown in the Bills season opener Sept 7th 2008 from a Brian Moorman pass on a fake field goal and one more in 2009, again on a fake field goal.
On February 27, 2010, the Buffalo Bills announced that they would not be offering Ryan Denney a contract which rendered him an unrestricted free agent.
On September 15, 2010, the Houston Texans announced they had signed Denny to an undisclosed contract. On October 7, 2010, the Texans waived Denny.