American Football Database
Ryan Benjamin
No. 66     
Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-11-17) November 17, 1977 (age 44)
Place of birth: Greenfield, Massachusetts
Career information
College: South Florida
Undrafted in 2001
Debuted in 2001 for the Chicago Bears
Last played in 2003 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Games played     27
Games started     0
Fumble recoveries     0
Stats at

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

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.[1]

NFL career

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.


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