PRO: Versatile slot wide receiver who made an immediate impact in the Lions high-powered passing game in his rookie season.
2012: Impressive rookie season was cut short by a knee injury that featured 22 receptions for 300 yards and two touchdowns. Played in 10 games (three starts) and answered the bell when called upon when starting WR Nate Burleson was lost for the season to injury. Breakout performance came on Thanksgiving Day against Houston (11/22) when he hauled in six passes for 126 yards.
COLLEGE: Broyles finished his collegiate career as the NCAA career leader in receptions (349) and is second in receiving yards (4,586). The two-time Biletnikoff Award Finalist started in 43-of-48 career games before being lost to a torn ACL in his senior season. Broyles holds 10 Oklahoma game, season, and career records. He caught a pass in every game he played for the Sooners. Was a 2010 All-American and consensus All-Big 12 selection. Reached 100 career receptions faster than any player in school history. Also served as the Sooners’ primary punt returner throughout his career, returning 107 career punts for 1,186 yards.
2011: Biletnikoff Award finalist, Walter Camp First Team All-American and First Team All- Big 12. Started nine 2011 games before losing the rest of the season to injury. Registered 83 catches for 1,157 yards and 10 touchdowns before injury. Broke his own single-game record for receiving yards with 217 at Kansas. Scored touchdowns in seven of nine games on the season, including four multi-touchdown games.
2010: Set several single-season records with historical performance as a junior. Landed towards the top of NCAA statistical leaderboards in multiple receiving categories.
2009: As a sophomore, Broyles was named a consensus All-Big 12 punt returner and All-Big 12 second team member by the AP and Dallas Morning News.
2008: Started eight of 13 games as a freshman. Ranks second in Oklahoma history with 46 catches as a freshman. Set a record for Sooners debut receiving yards with 141 on seven catches against Cincinnati.
PERSONAL: Attended Norman High School in Norman, Okla. Played football under coach Butch Peters. Had 79 career receptions for 1,688 yards and 18 touchdowns. Also registered 157 tackles and 20 interceptions as a defensive back. Named 6A-2 All-District and OCA All-State.
Ryan Broyles' first two seasons in the NFL have been marred by injury, but he'll get a chance to make a first impression on new coaches
Ryan Broyles is four months removed from a ruptured Achilles tendon and says he’s back running, cutting and jumping trying to get ready for the 2014 season
On Friday, December 20, Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles will host Bowling with Broyles Fundraiser at the Emagine Lanes (200 N Main) in Royal Oak to raise funds for the Ryan Broyles Foundation that will help support families in need this holiday season. Anyone that brings a toy to donate at the door will be put in a drawing for Detroit Lions autographed items.
Tom Leyden talks to Ryan Broyles, breaking down Brandon Pettigrew's big day, the turnovers forced by the defense and the can't miss celebration between Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh.
In this week's Belle Tire Coach's View, Herman Moore sits down with head coach Jim Schwartz to discuss Ryan Broyles' 17-yard first quarter reception in the Lions' 27-20 win at Washington.