Dec 6, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Broncos guard Manny Ramirez (65) warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 26-13. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos Offensive Lineman Player Profile: Manny Ramirez

 

With only one game remaining before the games really count, I continue my stroll though the Denver Bronco roster spotlighting the offensive linemen.  After Manny Ramirez spent four years with the Detroit Lions and then took a year off from football, he was signed by the orange and blue, gaining the starting center spot when Dan Koppen tore his ACL in training camp.  Continue reading for a brief synopsis of the collegiate and professional career of Manny Ramirez (courtesy www.denverbroncos.com)

Birth date and location: February 13, 1983 – Houston, TX (age 30)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 320
Jersey number: 65
High school: Willowridge High School (Houston)
College: Texas Tech
NFL Draft: Detroit Lions, 2007 (Round 4; 117th overall pick)
Years pro: 7
Games played: 35
Games started: 26
Awards / accomplishments:
  • All-Big 12 Honorable Mention following 2006 season
  • All-Big 12 Preseason First Team in 2006
  • Outland Trophy watch list in 2006
  • 2nd-Team All-Big 12 Offensive Lineman in 2005
  • Named 6th best High school center by Rivals.com
  • First-team All-District 20-5A selection in his final two high school seasons

 

Interesting Facts:

  • Started a career-high 12-of-13 games for the Lions in 2008 and was penalized just three times while allowing only a half sack according to Stats Inc
  • Played six NFL seasons in Detroit; signed by Denver To a future contract on January 4, 2011
  • Majored in exercise sports science at Texas Tech
  • Established a Texas Tech Red Raider school lifting record in 2005 with his 550-pound bench press (broke his own record of 525-pounds set in 2003)
  • Married Iris Castillo in July 2006
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