Ryan Jensen (American football)

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Ryan Jensen
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Jensen with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021
No. 66 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1991-05-27) May 27, 1991 (age 30)
Rangely, Colorado
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:319 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school:Fort Morgan (Fort Morgan, Colorado)
College:CSU–Pueblo
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 6 / Pick: 203
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Games played:99
Games started:89
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Ryan Jensen (born June 13, 1991) is an American football center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.[1]

Early years[edit]

Jensen is of Danish heritage and was born in Rangely, Colorado and attended Fort Morgan High School. He was selected to the All-State first team while in high school.[2] He also was named to the all-conference.

College career[edit]

In his sophomore season, he was selected to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Second-team along with being selected to the All-Colorado Second team by National Football Foundation.[2]

Jensen was a Gene Upshaw Award finalist in his senior year at Colorado State University Pueblo. He finished fifth in the voting.[3]

Jensen was also selected to participate in the 2013 Texas vs. the Nation all-star game following his senior season.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+12 in
(1.92 m)
317 lb
(144 kg)
32+12 in
(0.83 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
5.23 s 1.85 s 3.03 s 4.56 s 7.69 s 25.5 in
(0.65 m)
8 ft 2 in
(2.49 m)
30 reps
All values from Pro Day[5]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Jensen was drafted by the Ravens in the sixth round with the 203rd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.[6]

On August 30, 2014, Jensen was released by the Ravens and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[7][8] He was promoted to the active roster on December 16, 2014.[9]

Jensen became a full-time starter for the Ravens in 2017, starting in all 16 games at center.[10]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On March 19, 2018, Jensen signed a four-year, $42 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with $22 million guaranteed, making him the highest paid center in the NFL, as Ali Marpet moved from center to left guard to accommodate him. [11][12] He was the Buccaneers' center in their Super Bowl LV victory on February 7, 2021.[13][14] Jensen was among the three Tampa Bay Buccaneer offensive linemen to be named to the National Football Conference 2021 Pro Bowl roster, a first for all three.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ravens select OT Jensen in 6th round of NFL draft". Archived from the original on May 3, 2013. Retrieved May 3, 2013.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ a b "Colorado State Profile". .gothunderwolves.com.
  3. ^ "Jensen finishes fifth in Upshaw Award voting". Colorado State University Pueblo. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Legwold, Jeff (January 21, 2013). "NFL found its way to Pueblo to see Thunderwolves' prospect". DenverPost.com. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  5. ^ "Ryan Jensen, Colorado State-Pueblo, OG, 2013 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  6. ^ "2013 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  7. ^ Mink, Ryan (August 30, 2014). "Ravens Make Final Roster Cuts". BaltimoreRavens.com. Archived from the original on October 7, 2017. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  8. ^ Hensley, Jamison (August 31, 2014). "Ravens sign nine to practice squad". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  9. ^ Mink, Ryan (December 16, 2014). "Ravens Sign DT Casey Walker, Move Up OL Ryan Jensen". BaltimoreRavens.com. Archived from the original on November 23, 2017. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  10. ^ "Ryan Jensen 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  11. ^ Wesseling, Chris (March 16, 2018). "Buccaneers make Ryan Jensen highest-paid center". NFL.com. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  12. ^ Smith, Scott (March 19, 2018). "Center-Piece: Ryan Jensen Signs in Tampa". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  13. ^ Patra, Kevin (February 7, 2017). "What we learned from Buccaneers win over Chiefs in Super Bowl LV". NFL.com. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  14. ^ "Super Bowl LV – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs – February 7th, 2021". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2021.

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