Ryan Clady is a three-time All-Pro left tackle for the Denver Broncos. He has made the Pro Bowl three times during his professional career and also earned All-American honors as a collegiate standout at Boise State University.
Early Years & College
Clady was born in Long Beach, CA on September 6, 1986. He started his football career at Eisenhower High School in Rialto, CA, receiving First-Team All Citrus Belt League recognition among other local awards. Despite his success in high school, he received only a two-star rating from Rivals.com and drew little attention from NCAA Division I schools. He signed a letter of intent to play for Boise State and was redshirted for the 2004 season.
He earned the starting job at right tackle for the Broncos during training camp prior to the 2005 season and quickly impressed, receiving All-American distinction from several high profile websites. Clady transitioned to left tackle before the 2006 season, starting all 13 of Boise State’s games while garnering First-Team All-Western Athletic Conference honors as well as Second-Team All-American honors from Sports Illustrated. After being named to multiple First-Team All-American rosters following the 2007 season, he left school early to declare for the 2008 NFL Draft.
A strong performance against the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl vaulted Clady into discussions as a potential top 10 pick, and the Broncos selected him with the 12th pick of the draft. He agreed to terms on a five-year, $46.75 million deal and became entrenched as the team’s starting left tackle from day one. As a rookie, he finished third in NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting and was named to the Associated Press All-Pro Second Team.
Since then, he has been named a First-Team All-Pro twice and received a lucrative five-year, $52.5 million contract on July 14, 2013. Clady landed on injured reserve with a Lisfranc fracture following a Week two win over the New York Giants and he ended up missing the remainder of the season.
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