Ryan Broyles
WR #84
Norman, OK

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TOTAL 30 395 13.2 40 2 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 DET 6 3 8 85 10.6 22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 DET 10 3 22 310 14.1 40 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Versatile slot wide receiver who made an immediate impact in the Lions high-powered passing game in his rookie season. Will look to rebound in 2014 after missing most of the 2013 season with an Achilles injury.


  • Placed on Reserve/Injured by the Lions on October 30, 2013.
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured by the Lions on December 4, 2012.
  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round (54th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Versatile slot wide receiver who made an immediate impact in the Lions high-powered passing game in his rookie season. Will look to rebound in 2014 after missing most of the 2013 season with an Achilles injury.

2013: Prior to suffering a season ending injury to his Achilles in Week 8 of the 2013 season, Broyles tallied eight receptions for 85 yards (10.6 avg).

  • Inactive in Week 1 vs. Minnesota (9/8) and Week 2 at Arizona (9/15).
  • Caught three passes for 34 yards, his longest for 17 yards in Week 3 at Washington (9/22).
  • Started his first game of the season in Week 4 vs. Chicago (9/29).
  • Started his second consecutive game and totaled 27 yards on two receptions in Week 5 at Green Bay (10/6).
  • Caught two passes for 16 yards in Week 7 vs. Cincinnati (10/20).
  • Started Week 8 against Dallas (10/27) at wide receiver and caught one ball for eight yards before suffering a season-ending ruptured Achilles injury.

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.

  • Did not play in game at San Francisco in Week 2 (9/16).
  • Saw first action of the season in Week 3 at Tennessee (9/23) in four-receiver sets.
  • Had a big day on Monday Night Football at Chicago in Week 7 (10/22), catching his first-career touchdown and finishing with three catches for 51 yards in the Lions’ 13-7 loss to the Bears.
  • Followed up his solid performance at Chicago on Monday Night Football in Week 7 with his second career touchdown reception vs. Seattle in Week 8 (10/28), hauling in a six-yard touchdown pass from QB Matthew Stafford in the first quarter. Finished the game with three receptions for 37 yards.
  • Caught all six passes thrown his way and finished second on the team with 52 yards in the Lions’ 31-14 win over Jacksonville in Week 9 (11/4), setting new career highs in receptions and receiving yards.
  • Had one reception for six yards in Week 10 at Minnesota (11/11).
  • Hauled in two receptions for 35 yards, his longest coming on a 27-yard catch on a key third down play in Week 11 vs. Green Bay (11/18).
  • Had a career day vs. Houston on Thanksgiving Day (11/22), setting new career highs in receptions (6), receiving yards (126) and longest reception (40 yards) against the Texans.
  • Broyles teamed up with WR Calvin Johnson (140 yards) against Houston to become the first duo of Lions receivers to each record 125 yards in a game since WR Brett Perriman (153) and WR Herman Moore (127) each did so November 23, 1995 vs. Minnesota.
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on December 4 after suffering an ACL injury in Week 13 vs. Indianapolis (12/2) and missed the rest of the season.

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.

  • Holds Oklahoma school records for receptions in a game (15), single-season receptions (131), career receptions (349), single-game receiving yards (217), single-season receiving yards (1,622), career receiving yards (4,586), single-season touchdown receptions (15), career touchdown receptions (45), single-season 100-yard games (10) and career 100-yard games (45).
  • Biletnikoff Award finalist in 2011, Walter Camp First Team All-American and First Team All- Big 12. Started nine 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.

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.

  • Averaged 18 points per game as a high school basketball player.
  • Ranked by Scout (No. 23) and Rivals (No. 11) as a top cornerback prospect.
  • Son of Edward and Stephanie.
  • Human Relations major.


  • Receptions: 6 (twice) Last vs. Hou 11/22/12
  • Receiving Yards: 126 vs. Hou 11/22/12
  • Long Reception: 40 vs. Hou 11/22/12
  • Receiving Touchdowns: 1 (twice) Last vs. Sea 10/28/12

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • 1 on 1 with Ryan Broyles

    Posted Aug 26, 2014

    Tori Petry talks with Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles about his play thus far in the preseason and the competition for roster spots at wideout.

  • Broyles on finishing preseason strong

    Posted Aug 26, 2014

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles talks about what is at stake in the club's preseason finale at Buffalo.

  • Teammates excited for Broyles

    Posted Aug 18, 2014

    Lions teammates are excited for Ryan Broyles' big preseason output through the team's first two games.

  • 1 on 1 with Ryan Broyles postgame

    Posted Aug 9, 2014

    Tory Petry talks to Ryan Broyles after the Lions' 13-12 win against Cleveland.

  • INSIDE THE HUDDLE with Ryan Broyles

    Posted Sep 29, 2013

    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.


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