June 6, 1981|
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||303 lb (137 kg)|
|High school:||Sandy (UT) Alta|
|NFL Draft:||2004 / Round: 7 / Pick: 204|
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Ryon Jeffry Bingham (born June 6, 1981) is a former American football defensive tackle. He attended Alta High School located in Sandy, Utah. Ryon Bingham graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Crimininal Justice. Bingham was released from the Chargers defensive line on September 1, 2010.
Bingham was a standout football player and a two-time Class 5A heavyweight wrestling champion. He played offensive tackle and nose guard at Alta High School in Sandy, Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune Defensive Player of the Year, Gatorade Player of the year, Bingham earned All-State honors and was the Utah Player of the Year. In 1998, Bingham recorded 87 tackles, 14 sacks, four pass breakups, five fumbles caused and two recoveries. As a junior, he had 50 tackles and 13 sacks, helping his team to a 9-2 record and a state semifinal appearance in Utah’s largest class. As a heavyweight, Bingham went 64-1 with 58 pins en route to state championships in both 1998 and 1999, compiling a 28-0 mark with 25 pins as a senior.
Bingham attended the University of Nebraska and was a Criminal Justice Major and a letterman in football. In football, as a junior, he was an Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference selection and an Academic All-Big 12 Conference selection. As a senior, he was an All-Big 12 Conference selection. In 2003 Bingham led Nebraska's interior defensive linemen with 56 total tackles. For his standout play, Bingham earned Second-team All-Big 12 honors In 2002 as a junior he finished the season with 67 total tackles. He recorded nine tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks. Bingham saw significant action in 2001 as part of a four-man rotation at the two defensive tackle positions. He played in all 12 games as Jon Clanton’s backup at nose tackle, and finished the year with 18 tackles, including five for losses. Bingham was expected to see action as a redshirt freshman in 2000, but a broken right foot kept him out for the entire season. He was casted in August, then had surgery in September. Bingham redshirted in 1999.