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Ryan Wendell
No. 69     New England Patriots
Center / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: March 4, 1986 (1986-03-04) (age 23)
Place of birth: Diamond Bar, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
College: Fresno State
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2009 for the New England Patriots
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • WAC Co-Freshman of the Year (2004)
  • First-team Freshman All-American (2004)
  • 2× All-WAC (2006–2007)
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Games played     2
Games started     0
Fumbles recovered     0
Stats at

Ryan Wendell (born March 4, 1986 in Diamond Bar, California) is an American football center for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Fresno State.


Early years

Wendell attended Diamond Bar High School where he played football as both an offensive and defensive lineman. He had his jersey number retired and is a member of the school's hall of fame.

College career

After graduating from high school, Wendell attended Fresno State University, where he played in nine games as a true freshman in 2004. He started all 13 games of his sophomore season and all 12 games of his junior season (at both guard and center), earning All-WAC honors.

Professional career


New England Patriots

Wendell was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2008. He was waived by the team on August 26, 2008, and signed to the Patriots' practice squad on September 24, 2008.

The Patriots waived Wendell on September 22, 2009. He was re-signed to the team's practice squad two days later. In mid-season, the Patriots raised Wendell's salary in mid-season from the practice squad minimum (about $150,000) to that of a first-year active roster player ($310,000).[1] Wendell was promoted to the active roster on December 31, 2009 after the team waived defensive tackle Titus Adams.


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