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Receptions:  13
Weight  111 kg
High school:  Live Oak (CA)
Name  Ryan Neufeld
Career start  2000

College:  UCLA
Role  American football player
Spouse  Dawn Neufeld (m. 2001)
Undrafted:  1999
Height  1.93 m
Positions  Tight end
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Date of birth:  (1975-11-22) November 22, 1975 (age 40)
Education  University of California, Los Angeles

Place of birth:  Los Gatos, California

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Ryan Matthew Neufeld (born November 22, 1975) is a former American football tight end who played for the Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills. He played college football at UCLA.


Neufeld has also been a member of the Rhein Fire, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Florida Tuskers and Omaha Nighthawks.

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Early years

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Neufeld attended Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California. As a senior wide receiver he registered 17 receptions for 633 yards and 7 touchdowns. He finished his high school career with 45 receptions for 1,122 yards.

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He accepted a scholarship from UCLA, where he was converted to linebacker in his freshman season. He was moved to tight end as a junior. He played mainly as the backup tight end and was the starter at long snapper. He finished his college career with 18 receptions for 201 yards, 2 touchdowns, 39 tackles and 2 sacks.

Dallas Cowboys

Neufeld was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 1999 NFL draft. He was waived on September 5 and signed to the practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on October 27 to be used on special teams and as a backup fullback. He registered 6 special teams tackles. After the season, he was allocated to the Rhein Fire of the NFL Europe and contributed to the team winning World Bowl VIII. He was released in August 2000.

Miami Dolphins

Neufeld was signed by the Miami Dolphins to their practice squad on August 30, 2000, but was cut a week later.

Jacksonville Jaguars

In 2000, he was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars to the practice squad. He was promoted to the roster on October 12. The next year in training camp he suffered through eye, finger and calf injuries that limited his playing time and was released on August 26, 2001.

Seattle Seahawks

In 2002, he was signed as a free agent by the Seattle Seahawks, but was cut before the start of the season, when the team decided to keep the 2 tight ends they drafted that year.

Buffalo Bills

In 2003, Neufeld was signed by the Buffalo Bills to be used as a backup fullback and tight end. His best statistical season came in 2004 as a backup tight end, when he registered 6 receptions for 61 yards.

On December 22, 2005, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a knee injury. On November 12, 2006, he suffered a serious tendon injury in his foot and was again placed on the injured reserve list on November 16. In 2007, he was declared inactive in 7 of the last 10 games. He wasn't re-signed at the end of the season.

Florida Tuskers (UFL)

Neufeld was signed by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on September 8, 2009. He missed several games after being injured and finished with 2 receptions for 6 yards and one touchdown.

Omaha Nighthawks (UFL)

In 2010, he was selected by the Omaha Nighthawks in the United Football League expansion draft. He suffered a torn PCL during training camp and was lost for the season.

Personal life

Neufeld is active in the Garth Brooks’ foundation Teammates for Kids and is the current director of football operations for the Miracle League of Frisco.


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