PLAYER
Rick Wagner
T #71
Height:
6-6
Weight:
315
Age:
27
College:
Wisconsin
Hometown:
West Allis, WI
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2017):

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2
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2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 64 49
2017 DET 2 2
2016 BAL 15 14
2015 BAL 16 16
2014 BAL 15 15
2013 BAL 16 2
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 ARI W 35-23
2 @NYG W 24-10

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Biography

Joins the Lions after signing as an unrestricted free agent in 2017. Comes to Detroit as a steady, veteran presence on offense. Spent his first four seasons in Baltimore (2013-16) helping seal the edge along the right side of the offensive line. Entered the League in 2013 out of the University of Wisconsin.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent on March 9, 2017.
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured list on December 23, 2014.
  • Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round (168th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

PRO
Joins the Lions after signing as an unrestricted free agent in 2017. Comes to Detroit as a steady, veteran presence on offense. Spent his first four seasons in Baltimore (2013-16) helping seal the edge along the right side of the offensive line. Entered the League in 2013 out of the University of Wisconsin.

  • Worked with Lions Head Coach Jim Caldwell in Baltimore’s offense in 2013 when Caldwell served as the Ravens Offensive Coordinator.
  • Played in 62 of a possible 64 games from 2013-16.

2016: Started at right tackle in all 15 games played.

  • Helped protect Ravens QB Joe Flacco who threw for 4,000 yards for the first time in his career (4,317).

2015: Started at right tackle in all 16 games played.

  • Part of an offense that produced a single-season franchise-record 4,271 passing yards (eighth in the NFL).
  • Played on a Baltimore offensive line that permitted the NFL’s third-fewest sacks (24).

2014: Started 15 games at right tackle for an offensive line that allowed the NFL’s second-fewest sacks (19).

  • Made his first-career start at right tackle, helping Flacco set career-highs in passing attempts (62, tied), completions (35) and long pass (80 yards) against the Bengals (9/17).
  • Helped establish single-season franchise records in yards (5,838) and points (409).
  • A staple on an offensive line that helped Flacco establish career-highs in passing yards (3,986) and touchdowns (27).

2013: Worked primarily as a reserve at tackle for the Ravens offensive line in his rookie season.

  • Appeared at right tackle in his rookie debut at Denver, helping Flacco throw for 363 yards, two touchdowns and a career-high 62 pass attempts (9/5).
  • Made his first-career start at tight end in the “jumbo” package against the Packers (10/13).
  • Started at tight end in the jumbo package and saw action on special teams against New England (12/22).

COLLEGE
Saw action in 51 games (37 starts) at Wisconsin both at right tackle and left tackle.

  • Served as team captain and earned First-Team All-Big Ten, Academic All-Big Ten and several All-American nods as a senior in 2012.
  • Missed just three games in his career.
  • Graduated with a degree in consumer affairs.
  • Redshirted as a true freshman in 2008.

PERSONAL
Attended Nathan Hale (West Allis, Wis.) High School and also lettered in basketball.

  • Received the Tom Wiesner Award in 2012, presented to a Wisconsin-born player who exhibits qualities of loyalty, hard work, spirit and dedication.

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