CLADY AT A GLANCE
- A ninth-year offensive tackle who opened all 98 regular-season games and four playoff contests he appeared in during his first seven NFL seasons with Denver.
- Owns the most Pro Bowl selections (4) for an offensive tackle in team history.
- Before being placed on injured reserve two games into the 2013 season, Clady was just the fourth offensive lineman in NFL history to start every game (80) and make at least three Pro Bowls (3) during his first five seasons.
- Joined cornerback Brandon Carr and quarterback Joe Flacco as the only players from the 2008 draft class to start every possible game from 2008-12.
- Earned his third Pro Bowl selection in 2012 and was named first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press and PFW/PFWA after allowing the fewest sacks in the NFL (1.0) among 16-game starting tackles.
- Selected to the 2012 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team for exhibiting exemplary football techniques for youth players to emulate.
- Named to his second career Pro Bowl in 2011 after helping Denver lead the NFL with a team-record 164.5 yards per game on the ground.
- Elected as Denver’s recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award in 2010 after recovering from an offseason knee injury to start all 16 games.
- Named a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press in 2009, making him only the fifth tackle since the 1970 NFL merger to earn that distinction by his second professional season.
- Became just the 11th tackle in NFL history to receive Pro Bowl honors by his second season in 2009 when he was voted a starter for the league’s all-star contest.
- Did not allow a full sack in his first 20 starts according to Stats Inc., marking the longest such streak by a tackle to begin his career since at least 1994.
- Earned second-team All-Pro honors (Associated Press) while finishing third in NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting in 2008 after helping Denver tie for first in the NFL in fewest sacks allowed (12) and rank second in the league in yards per game (395.8).
- Became the first offensive lineman to be named Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week in the five-year history of the award for his play vs. Kansas City (12/7/08).
- Started 37 of his 39 career games played at Boise State University, where he earned first- team All-Western Athletic Conference honors during his final two seasons and was part of its undefeated team (13-0) in 2006.
- Selected by the Broncos in the first round (12th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 7/25/08.
2014: Clady started at left tackle for all 16 regular-season game and earned his fourth Pro Bowl selection—the most by an offensive tackle in Broncos history… Helped the Broncos surrender the fewest sacks (17) in the NFL while ranking fourth in total offense (402.9 ypg.).
2013: Clady injured his foot in Denver’s Week 2 win at NYG (9/15) and was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 18.
2012: Clady opened all 16 games for the fifth consecutive season and allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL (1.0) among starting tackles to earn his third career Pro Bowl selection… Named a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press and PFW/PFWA… Recognized as the offensive lineman of the week by Peter King of Sports Illustrated after playing on a unit that earned the Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award for allowing zero sacks, one quarterback hit and helping the team rush for 225 yards vs. N.O. (10/28).
2011: Clady opened all 16 regular-season games for the fourth consecutive season to begin his career and earned his second Pro Bowl selection… Opened both of Denver’s postseason contests… Helped the Broncos lead the NFL in rushing, setting a franchise record with 164.5 yards per game on the ground.
2010: Clady recovered from an offseason knee injury to start all 16 games for Denver and run his consecutive games started streak to 48 contests to begin his career… Named the Broncos’ recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award for his heart and determination in rehabbing from his patella tendon injury.
2009: Clady earned the first Pro Bowl selection (starter) of his NFL career and was a consensus All-Pro, starting all 16 games at left tackle for the Broncos and not missing a snap for the second consecutive year… Became only the fifth tackle since the 1970 NFL merger to be named a first-team Associated Press All-Pro by his second professional season… Became just the 11th tackle in NFL history to earn Pro Bowl honors by his second professional season… Joined Gary Zimmerman (1995-97) and Tony Jones (1998) as one of three tackles in Denver history to receive Pro Bowl honors… Also picked up All-Pro recognition from Pro Football Weekly /PFWA, The Sporting News and ESPN.com… Named to the inaugural USA Football/NFLPA All-Fundamentals Team… Did not give up a full sack in Denver’s first four games, extending his streak without giving up a full sack to his first 20 career starts to mark the longest such streak by a tackle to begin his career since at least 1994 (Stats Inc.)… Penalized only once for holding on the year.
2008: Selected by the Broncos in the first round (12th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft, Clady started all 16 games and played every offensive snap for Denver at left tackle as a rookie… Named a second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press… Finished third in the Associated Press’ NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting and received all-rookie honors from Pro Football Weekly /PFWA and The Sporting News … Also named All-AFC by Pro Football Weekly /PFWA and All-Joe by USA Today … Became the first offensive lineman to be named Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week in the five-year history of the award for his play vs. K.C. (12/7)… Credited with allowing the fewest sacks (0.5) among all 16-game starting tackles in the NFL according to Stats Inc…. Called for just three penalties (2 false start, 1 holding) on the year… One of three rookies in the NFL to start every game at left tackle, joining Jake Long (Miami) and Duane Brown (Houston)… Helped Denver tie for first in the league in sacks allowed with a franchise record-low 12 and rank second in the league in total offense (395.8 ypg.)… Blocked for a Denver offense that ranked third in the NFL in yards per rush (4.8) despite placing a league-high seven running backs on injured reserve.
COLLEGE: Clady played 39 career games (37 starts) in three seasons at Boise State University, where he earned first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors during his final two years at left tackle… Received first-team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association and The Sporting News while earning second-team recognition from the Walter Camp Football Foundation as a junior… Helped Boise State become the only undefeated major college football team in the country (13-0) en route to a final ranking of No. 5 (Associated Press) after its Fiesta Bowl win against Oklahoma in 2006… Started at right tackle as a redshirt freshman after competing along the defensive line on Boise State’s scout team as a true freshman.
PERSONAL: Clady received first-team All-Citrus Belt League honors as well as first-team all-county and All- CIF recognition as a defensive lineman at Eisenhower High School in Rialto, Calif…. Registered 60 tackles, five sacks and one fumble recovery as a senior… Brother, Chris, lettered as a defensive lineman at Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2009… Majored in communications at Boise State… Is the son of Ross Clady… Ryan Clady was born on Sept. 6, 1986, in Long Beach, Calif.