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Place of birth:  Houston, Texas
Role  American football center
College:  Rice
Height  1.88 m

Games played:  134
Weight  116 kg
Name  Ryan Pontbriand
Position  Center
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Date of birth:  (1979-10-01) October 1, 1979 (age 36)
NFL draft:  2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 142
Number  64 (Cleveland Browns / Center)
Education  Rice University, Clements High School
Similar People  Jim Tomsula, Adam Henry, Jim Harbaugh

Ryan Pontbriand: Football Long Snapper and Center


Ryan David Pontbriand (born October 1, 1979) is a former American football long snapper and center. He played college football for Rice University, and was drafted in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He has the distinction of being the highest-drafted long snapper in the history of the NFL Draft.

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Early years

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Pontbriand attended Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas, where he was a three-year letterman and a full-time starter on the football team's offensive line. He was a first-team all-district selection as a senior after receiving an honorable mention as a junior. Pontbriand was named his team's offensive lineman of the year during his senior year and was his team's co-captain.

College career

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Ryan graduated high school and attended Rice University, redshirting his first year of eligibility in 1998. While at Rice, Pontbriand was the team's long snapper, and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Cleveland Browns

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After finishing his fifth year at Rice, Pontbriand was eligible for the NFL Draft. In the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft, Ryan was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 142nd overall pick. Pontbriand is one of only thirteen long snappers drafted since 1982. Since being drafted, Pontbriand has missed only five games, which occurred during the 2005 season due to a back injury. Pontbriand was named to the Pro Bowl as the "need" player in 2007, 2008.

On November 29, 2011, he was released by the Browns due to an injury that was believed to be career-ending.

San Francisco 49ers

Pontbriand signed with the San Francisco 49ers on February 21, 2012. He was brought in to provide competition to Brian Jennings at the position. He was released on June 15, 2012.

References

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