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Ryan McBean (born April 22, 1984) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma State.

Ryan McBean
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Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1984-04-23) April 23, 1984 (age 35)
Kingston, Jamaica
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Trinity (Euless, Texas)
College:Oklahoma State
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 132
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:77
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at

McBean also played for the Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals.

Early yearsEdit

McBean graduated from Trinity High School (Euless, Texas) in 2003. There he earned first-team All-District honors after his senior season, Ryan was named the District Defensive Most Valuable Player, and received first-team All-District, The First Team Of the Decade, and All-Area honors from the Dallas Morning News.

College careerEdit

McBean played at Hinds Community College in Mississippi for the 2003 and 2004 seasons before transferring to play college football at Oklahoma State in 2005 and 2006.

Professional careerEdit

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

McBean was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round (132nd overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft. He made one appearance in his rookie season, and was cut from the team prior to the 2008 season.[1]

Denver BroncosEdit

McBean was signed to the practice squad of the Denver Broncos on September 1, 2008.[2] He became a starter at the defensive end position for the 2009-2010 season under coach Josh McDaniels.

In March 2012, he was suspended for six games after failing a drug test.[3]

Baltimore RavensEdit

McBean signed with the Baltimore Ravens on May 7, 2012.

Arizona CardinalsEdit

McBean signed with the Arizona Cardinals on August 20, 2014.[4] The Cardinals released McBean on August 27, 2014.[5]


  1. ^ Dulac, Gerry (2008-08-31). "Reid, McBean among 22 cut from Steelers roster". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
  2. ^ "Official Site of the Denver Broncos". Retrieved 2012-03-22.
  3. ^ Associated Press (2012-03-09). "3 Broncos suspended for violating NFL drug policy -". Retrieved 2012-03-22.
  4. ^ David Smith, Michael. "Cardinals keep bolstering defensive line, add Ryan McBean". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  5. ^ Arizona Cardinals on Twitter: #AZCardinals sign DL Tommy Kelly (6-6, 310) to a one-year contract and release DL Ryan McBean.

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