Ryan Jensen (American football)

Ryan Jensen (born May 27, 1991) is an American football center of Danish descent for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.[1]

Ryan (Jeremy) Jensen
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Jensen in 2017
No. 66 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Personal information
Born: (1991-05-27) May 27, 1991 (age 29)
Rangely, Colorado
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:319 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school:Fort Morgan High School
College:Colorado State University Pueblo
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 6 / Pick: 203
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2020
Games played:77
Games started:67
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

He was selected to the All-State first team while in high school.[2] He also was named to the all-conference.

College careerEdit

In his sophomore season, he was selected to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Second-team along with being selected to the All-Colorado Second team by National Football Foundation.[2]

Jensen was a Gene Upshaw Award finalist in his Senior year at Colorado State University Pueblo. He finished 5th in the voting.

Jensen was also selected to participate in the 2013 Texas vs. the Nation all-star game following his Senior Season.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Baltimore RavensEdit

Jensen was drafted by the Ravens in the sixth round, 203rd overall, in the 2013 NFL Draft.

On August 30, 2014, Jensen was released by the Ravens and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[4][5] He was promoted to the active roster on December 16, 2014.[6]

Jensen became a full-time starter for the Ravens in 2017, starting in all 16 games at center.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On March 19, 2018, Jensen signed a four-year, $42 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with $22 million guaranteed; making him the highest paid center in the NFL, as Ali Marpet moved from center to left guard to accommodate him.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Ravens select OT Jensen in 6th round of NFL draft". Archived from the original on May 3, 2013. Retrieved May 3, 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ a b "Colorado State Profile". .gothunderwolves.com.
  3. ^ "NFL found its way to Pueblo to see Thunderwolves' prospect". DenverPost.com. January 21, 2013.
  4. ^ Mink, Ryan (August 30, 2014). "Ravens Make Final Roster Cuts". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  5. ^ "Ravens sign nine to practice squad". ESPN.com. August 31, 2014. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  6. ^ Mink, Ryan (December 16, 2014). "Ravens Sign DT Casey Walker, Move Up OL Ryan Jensen". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Wesseling, Chris (March 16, 2018). "Buccaneers make Ryan Jensen highest-paid center". NFL.com. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  8. ^ Smith, Scott (March 19, 2018). "Center-Piece: Ryan Jensen Signs in Tampa". Buccaneers.com.

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