|Date of birth:November 17, 1977|
|Place of birth: Greenfield, Massachusetts|
|College: South Florida|
|Undrafted in 2001|
|Debuted in 2001 for the Chicago Bears|
|Last played in 2003 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Ryan Arthur Benjamin (born November 17, 1977 in Greenfield, Massachusetts) is a former American football long snapper of the National Football League. He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2001. He played college football at South Florida.
He won a Super Bowl ring as a member of the 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Benjamin attended River Ridge High School in New Port Richey, Florida, where he lettered in both football and baseball. He earned all-conference and All-North Suncoast honors his senior year as a defensive tackle. He then played college football at the University of South Florida.
NFL career[edit | edit source]
Benjamin signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent following the 2001 NFL Draft. He was also a member of the New England Patriots that offseason and played one game for the Chicago Bears in place of an injured Patrick Mannelly.
The next season he would temporarily be back with the New England Patriots before being re-signed by the Buccaneers and winning in Super Bowl XXXVII.
Personal[edit | edit source]
Benjamin is married to high school sweetheart Theresa. While at USF, he majored in political science and now is the head coach at River Ridge High School, the assistant coach is Roger "Mike" Smith