PLAYER
Manny Ramirez
G #63
Height:
6-3
Weight:
325
College:
Texas Tech
Hometown:
Houston, TX
Experience:
9
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 83 65
2015 DET 16 7
2014 DEN 16 16
2013 DEN 16 16
2012 DEN 15 11
2011 DEN 2 0
2010 DET 0 0
2009 DET 13 12
2008 DET 4 3
2007 DET 1 0

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Biography

Ninth-year offensive lineman who returns for his second stint with the Lions after beginning his career in Detroit as a fourth-round draft pick (117th overall) in 2007. Spent the last four seasons with the Denver Broncos (2011-14) and has started 58 of his 67 career games in the NFL. Has also started in four of the seven postseason games he has played in.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Traded to the Detroit Lions as part of a trade for a 2015 first-round pick from Denver on April 30, 2015.
  • Re-signed by the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent to a two-year extension on September 11, 2013.
  • Re-signed by the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 22, 2012.
  • Signed by the Denver Broncos as a free agent on January 4, 2011.
  • Released by the Lions on October 6, 2010.
  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

PRO
Ninth-year offensive lineman who returns for his second stint with the Lions after beginning his career in Detroit as a fourth-round draft pick (117th overall) in 2007. Spent the last four seasons with the Denver Broncos (2011-14) and has started 58 of his 67 career games in the NFL. Has also started in four of the seven postseason games he has played in.

2014: Started all 16 regular season games for the second-consecutive season, including at center for the first eight games before making the switch to the starting right guard for the final eight regular season games. Member of a Broncos offensive line that helped Denver allow the fewest sacks (17) in the NFL while also ranking fourth in total offense (402.9 yards per game).

2013: Opened all 16 regular season games and all three playoff contests at center for the Broncos and was a key cog in an offensive line unit that allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL (20), as well as the most games allowing zero sacks (six).

  • Part of an offensive line group that received a collective Offensive Player of the Week honor by Sports Illustrated's Peter King for its performance in which it allowed zero sacks and zero quarterback hits against the NFL's top-rated defense vs. Kansas City.
  • Offensive line held the Patriots to zero sacks and zero quarterback hits in Denver's AFC Championship Game win vs. New England (1/19).

2012: Set a career high with 15 games played, including 11 starts at right guard.

2011: In his first season with the Broncos, saw action in two games and was inactive for the remaining 14 regular season games and both playoff games.

2010: Spent the season out of football after being waived by the Lions on October 6.

2009: In his last season in Detroit, played in a then-career-high 13 games at left guard and was penalized only three times according to Stats, Inc.

2008: Played in three games, all starts, including tow starts at right guard and one at left guard.

2007: Selected by the Lions in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft and played in one game as a rookie. Made his NFL debut on special teams vs. Kansas City (12/23).

COLLEGE
Part of the nation's most explosive aerial attack during his four seasons at Texas Tech (2003-06) as the Red Raiders led the nation with 398.9 passing yards per game during that span. Earned multiple All Big-12 Conference honors following his senior year and established a school lifting record with his 550-pound bench press.

PERSONAL
Was a First Team All-District 20-5A selection in his final two seasons at Willowridge High School in Houston.

  • Majored in exercise sport science at Texas Tech.

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