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Ryan Denney
DE #92
Height:
6-7
Weight:
264
College:
Brigham Young
Hometown:
Denver,CO
Experience:
8
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 113 297 191 106 23.5 0 19 0 0 0 -- 0
2010 HOU 2 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 BUF 16 27 16 11 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 BUF 16 58 40 18 4 0 7 -- -- -- -- --
2007 BUF 7 27 21 6 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 BUF 16 54 38 16 6 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2005 BUF 16 45 28 17 4 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2004 BUF 16 34 15 19 3 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2003 BUF 16 43 27 16 3.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2002 BUF 8 9 6 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 113 2 44 22 0.4 25 2 1 0 2 0
2010 HOU 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 BUF 16 1 25 25 1.6 25T 1 1 0 1 0
2008 BUF 16 1 19 19 1.2 19T 1 0 0 1 0
2007 BUF 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 BUF 16 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 BUF 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

PRO: Drafted by the Bills with the second of two second round draft selections in 2002 (61st overall)…pick was obtained by moving up through a trade with the 49ers…Bills received San Fran’s second rounder (61st) in exchange for Buffalo’s third (69th) and fourth (102nd) round picks.

CAREER: 21.5 career sacks rank third among active Buffalo Bills (Schobel – 68.0; Stroud – 24.5)...Posted a career-high 6.0 sacks in 2006...Played in all 16 games in five of his seven NFL seasons

PRO: Drafted by the Bills with the second of two second round draft selections in 2002 (61st overall)…pick was obtained by moving up through a trade with the 49ers…Bills received San Fran’s second rounder (61st) in exchange for Buffalo’s third (69th) and fourth (102nd) round picks.

CAREER: 21.5 career sacks rank third among active Buffalo Bills (Schobel – 68.0; Stroud – 24.5)...Posted a career-high 6.0 sacks in 2006...Played in all 16 games in five of his seven NFL seasons

2008:
• Tied with Kawika Mitchell for team-lead with 4.0 sacks
• Led Bills defensive lineman in tackles with career-high 94 (36 solo)
• Tied for first in the AFC and tied for fourth in the NFL among defensive lineman with seven passes defensed, according to NFL.com statistics
• Hauled in a 19-yard touchdown reception from P Brian Moorman on a fake field goal attempt vs. Sea. (9/7)… play marked his first career catch… became the 18th player in team history to record a touchdown on his first pro reception and only the 2nd defensive player in Bills history to catch a touchdown… posted his first sack in season opener on a 3rd-down play forcing a Seahawks punt
• Recorded his second sack of the season at Kansas City (11/23)
• Vs.SF (11/30), recorded two sacks, bringing his career total to 21.5…also recorded a game-high seven tackles, including one for a loss of a yard and a forced fumble.
• Posted a season-high 15 tackles, including one for loss vs. NE (12/28)

2007:
• Registered 37 tackles and one sack in seven games played… Was inactive for the first seven games with a foot injury and was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 19
• Finished tied with a team-high of 10 tackles at Was. (12/2)
• Posted second career fumble recovery at Mia. (12/9) allowing Buffalo to run out the clock… Both of his FRs came off of strip-sacks by DE Aaron Schobel… Recorded his first sack of the season on the Dolphins’ first drive on 3rd down forcing a Miami punt

2006:
• Played in all 16 games and amassed a career-high 72 tackles and 6.0 sacks. Added two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 10 special teams tackles
• At Mia. (9/17), recorded his first 3.0 sack game, all in first half … first Bills to have 3.0 sacks in a half since Pat Williams on 12/6/98 at Cincinnati … his second career multi-sack game (previous was 2 vs. NYJ 10/16/05 on back-to-back plays) … forced a fumble on his first sack which Dolphins recovered (4th FF of career) … helped spark the defensive line that held Miami to 92 running yards … also had seven tackles
• Vs. Min. (10/1), had three tackles and helped shut down Minnesota’s run game, allowing only 63 yards on the ground
• at NYJ (12/10), recorded 2.0 sacks … forced a fumble and recovered another in the third quarter that led to a Bills’ touchdown … also had five tackles
• Vs. Mia. (12/17), recorded six tackles and two pass breaks ups … knocked down the final pass of the game with the Dolphins on the one-yard line to preserve a 21-0 shutout

2005
• Posted 4.0 sacks … served as a key reserve at both defensive end spots … contributed on special teams, recovered first career fumble on punt coverage vs. Atl. and recovered an onside kick at Cin. (12/24) … totaled 26 tackles on the season
• Registered back-to-back sacks in the first quarter vs. NYJ (10/16); the sacks combined for a loss of 19 yards, forcing the Jets to punt; also posted a hit on the quarterback

2004:
• In his third NFL season, shared defensive end duties with Chris Kelsay…started six games and finished the season with 22 tackles (13 solo), three sacks and two forced fumbles.
• Posted a hit on QB Chad Pennington that led to an interception at NYJ (10/10)
• Recorded his first sack of the season, a forced fumble and added a tackle vs. STL (11/21)
• Posted a forced fumble and his second sack of season at Sea. (11/28).
• Started as second tight end in season finale vs. Pit. (1/2).

2003:
• Moved into the starting LDE spot in his second year as a pro…played in all 16 games and started 13 at LDE; only three games he did not start came when the defense opened in a nickel package vs. Phi. (9/28), at NYG (11/30) and at NE (12/27)…finished with 31 tackles and 3.5 sacks
• first career sack came in game two at Jax (9/14) when he dumped Mark Brunell for a 9-yard loss
• posted first forced fumble on a sack of Jay Fielder vs. Mia. (12/21) and DT Sam Adams recovered
• Closed the season with sacks in consecutive games thanks to a 2nd quarter sack of Tom Brady at NE (12/27)

2002:
• Appeared in eight games as a rookie, including the final six straight…finished his first campaign with 12 tackles (6 solos) on defense…saw increased action in the defensive line rotation as the season went on…in the first 10 games of the year, he was active for games 3 and 4 (at Den. and vs. Chi.) but was inactive for the other 8…had his most productive day vs. SD (12/15) when he recorded a season-high 4 tackles.

COLLEGE: A two-year starter at BYU who also excelled in the classroom, earning national academic recognition…finished his career with 156 tackles (92 solos), 16 quarterback sacks, 40 stops behind the line of scrimmage…huge wingspan contributed to 13 pass deflections as well as a penchant for blocking kicks…as a senior, was a second-team All-America selection by The NFL Draft Report, earning fourth-team honors from The Sporting News…was also a Verizon Co/SIDA Academic All-American and All-District VIII pick and a unanimous All-Mountain West Conference first-team choice… 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 of 75 yards… intercepted a pass and ranked second on the squad with eight pass deflections…in 2000, earned Verizon Academic All-District VIII and Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors...missed the 1996-97 season while serving on a mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina. … Graduated with a degree in finance.

PERSONAL: Full name — Ryan Craig Denney...played scholastically at Horizon (Thornton, CO) High where he was a three-year letterman in football, twice in basketball and once in orchestra...named the Denver Post Defensive Player of the Year...was a first-team All-State selection and was selected All-Conference on both offense and defense …father, Craig, played at BYU from 1971-73... brother, John, was a defensive end at BYU (2000-2004) and plays for the Miami Dolphins, another brother, Brett, is a senior defensive lineman at BYU … he and his wife, Laura have three daughters, Kyle, Kate and Alex, and one son, Tyler.
COMMUNITY: Ryan is very active in the community participating in the 2007 and 2008 Community Ticket Donation Program through which season tickets are donated to various community organizations including Make-A-Wish Foundation and Stone’s Buddies.  The children and families who attended Buffalo Bills home games were also treated to food and beverage coupons compliments of Ryan.

In 2008, Ryan volunteered at the “Billieve” Breast Cancer Awareness autograph signing of Bills “Billieve” merchandise at the Bills Store in Orchard Park.  Five dollars from the sale of each “Billieve” pink logo item goes to the Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Throughout the season Ryan regularly volunteers at a number of different events including NFL Day at the Movies, Buffalo Bills and American Red Cross Blood Drive, the Stone’s Buddies Tree Lighting and Holiday party, The Salvation Army Gift of Warmth sponsored by M&T Bank, and the Annual Buffalo Bills Holiday Party for children.

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