Clifton Ryan
No. 95     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-02-18) February 18, 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth: Saginaw, Michigan
Career information
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* St. Louis Rams ( 2007 2010)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     103
Sacks     3.0
INTs     0
Stats at

Clifton Ryan (born February 18, 1984) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at Michigan State.

Early years

Ryan went to High School at Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, Michigan, where he finished with 310 tackles and 12 sacks.

College career

Ryan played college football at Michigan State where he played in 50 games, making 35 starts and finished his career with 118 tackles and 10.5 sacks. As a senior, he totaled 25 tackles, six for losses and four sacks. As a sophomore, he had 41 tackles (eight for a loss) and 2.5 sacks. He majored in Kinesiology.

Professional career

Pre-draft measureables

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2⅛ in 305 lb 5.07 s 1.69 s 2.91 s 4.69 s 7.36 s 29 in 8 ft 6 in 25 rep

St. Louis Rams

Ryan was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. On July 14, 2007, the St. Louis Rams agreed to terms with Ryan on a three-year $1.24 million contract that included a $129,000 signing bonus. In his debut season he played in all 16 games finishing the season with 30 tackles and two sacks. He was not re-signed following the 2010 season and became a free agent on March 17, 2011.[2]

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