Ryan O'Callaghan

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Ryan O'Callaghan at the 2006 Patriots Training Camp.

Ryan O'Callaghan is a National Football League offensive tackle for the New England Patriots. He was born on July 19, 1983 in Susanville, California. Ryan is 6-7 and weighs 330 pounds. He wears number 68 with the Patriots.

High School Football

Ryan attended Enterprise High School in Redding, California. In his 2000 senior season he allowed no sacks while making 74 pancake blocks.

College Football Career

O'Callaghan was known as one of the most dominant offensive tackles in the University of California college football history. Ryan played with the California Golden Bears from 2001 though 2005 and was a starting tackle from 2003 through 2005. In 2004 he had a team leading 29 knockdown blocks and was named a first team All-Pac-10 honoree despite having surgery done on both shoulders.... In 2005 he increased his production as a blocker and had an amazing 38 knockdown blocks. He was also named Pac-10's top offensive lineman. In total he played in 35 games with the Golden Bears. Every season that he started at tackle the Bears had a running back with more than a 1,000 yards rushing.... Despite being seriously injured numerous times in his college career he only missed two games.

NFL career

In 2006 the New England Patriots picked Ryan in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. On July 19 shortly before training camp he signed1 a multiyear contract with the Patriots and made the team. In his rookie season with New England he started six games for the Patriots and appeared in eleven. In week six of the NFL season he recovered a Tom Brady fumble. Five weeks later however he was hurt in the second quarter and missed the next five games due to the injury. He returned in week 17 for the final game of the season and although not starting the game played a significant role in a win vs the Tennessee Titans. Was inactive for the 2006 postseason.

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