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 68   Ryan O'Callaghan   T
  Height: 6-7   Weight: 330
  Year: 4   Yrs/Pat: 4
  Acquired: D5-06(136th overall)
  School: California
  Major: Business
  Born: Jul 19, 1983    

Personal

Ryan O'Callaghan was born the son of Tom and Evelyn O'Callaghan on July 19, 1983 in Susanville, Calif. ... Attended Enterprise (Redding, Calif.) High School, where he earned Prep Star All-America honors and was rated the 10th-best offensive line prospect in the West as a senior ... Selected to play on the California state all-star team vs. Florida ... Was a dominant offensive tackle as a senior, allowing no sacks while registering 74 knockdown blocks for a 10-2 team in 2000 ... Led a rushing attack that averaged 240 yards per game in his senior season ... Participated in Blue Cross Blue Shield Field Day at Gillette Stadium in 2007, running football drills for over 300 children at the event ... Was an interdisciplinary studies major at the University of California.
 



Career Highlights

GP/GS (Playoffs): 26/7 (3/0)

  • O'Callaghan has played in 26 games with seven starts for the Patriots over three seasons with the club (2006-08).
  • In 2007, O'Callaghan played in a career-high 15 games and made his lone start of the season in at right tackle in the Patriots' 38-35 win over the New York Giants on Dec. 29 - the final victory in the Patriots' 16-0 regular season.
  • As a rookie in 2006, O'Callaghan started a career-high six games at right tackle.

 



Career Transactions

Ryan O'Callaghan was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fifth round (136th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft ... Signed by the Patriots (7/19/06) ... Placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury (8/26/08).
 



Career Statistics

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2007 Season

2007 (15/1/0/1):  Set a career high for games played, making 15 appearances in 2007, including one start at right tackle.

at N.Y. Jets (9/9):  Played in a reserve role at right tackle... Reported as an eligible receiver at tight end on several offensive plays. San Diego (9/16):  Saw action on special teams coverage units... Reported as an eligible receiver as a tight end on six offensive plays.  Buffalo (9/23):  Played on special teams protection units and reported as an eligible receiver on three offensive plays.  at Cincinnati (10/1): Inactive.  Cleveland (10/7):  Saw action on special teams coverage and protection units in the Patriots' 34-17 victory over the Browns.  at Dallas (10/14):  Played in reserve on special teams protection and coverage units in the Patriots' 48-27 victory over the Cowboys.  at Miami (10/21):  Saw action in a reserve role on special teams protection and coverage units in the Patriots' 49-28 win over the Dolphins.  Washington (10/28):  Played in reserve on special teams protection and coverage units in the Patriots' commanding 52-7 win over the Redskins.  at Indianapolis (11/4):  Played in a reserve role on special teams protection and coverage units in the Patriots' 24-20 comeback win over the Colts.  at Buffalo (11/18):  Saw action in a reserve role on special teams protection and coverage units in the Patriots' 56-10 win over the Bills.  Philadelphia (11/25):  Played in a reserve role on special teams protection and coverage units in the Patriots' 31-28 comeback win over the Eagles.  at Baltimore (12/3):  Saw action in a reserve role on special teams protection and coverage units in the Patriots' 27-24 win over the Ravens.  Pittsburgh (12/9):  Played on special teams protection and coverage units in the Patriots' 34-13 win over the Steelers... Declared as an eligible receiver on several offensive plays.  N.Y. Jets (12/16):  Saw action on special teams protection and return units in the Patriots' 20-10 win over the Jets.  Miami (12/23):  Played in reserve on special teams protection and return units while seeing snaps lined up as an eligible receiver at tight end in the Patriots' 28-7 win over the Dolphins.  at N.Y. Giants (12/29):  Made his first start of the season at right tackle... Contributed to an offensive line that only surrendered one sack to the league's top rated pass rush unit over 43 dropbacks as the Patriots completed their season undefeated for the fourth time in NFL history with a 38-35 comeback victory over the Giants.

2007 Postseason (3/0/0/0):  Jacksonville (1/12):  Played in reserve on special teams protection and return units in the Patriots' 31-20 win over the Jaguars.  San Diego (1/20):  Saw action on special teams protection units in the Patriots' 21-12 win over the Chargers in the AFC Championship Game.  N.Y. Giants (2/3):  Saw action on special teams protection and return units in Super Bowl XLII.



2006 Season

2006 (11/6, 0/0): Saw action in 11 games as a rookie, starting six contests at right tackle ... Helped pave the way for the Patriots to record 1,969 rushing yards, the team's second highest total in the last 18 years ... Dressed but did not see action in all three playoff games ... Started his first career game at right tackle in the Patriots' 19-17 victory over Buffalo (9/10/06).

Buffalo (9/10): Made his first career NFL start at right tackle ... Member of an offensive line that opened holes for Patriots' rushers to gain 183 rushing yards on 41 carries (4.5 yard avg.). N.Y. Jets (9/17): Started at right tackle ... Part of an offensive line that allowed Patriots' rushers to gain 147 yards in the Patriots' 24-17 win over the N.Y. Jets. Denver (9/24): Started at right tackle and was a member of an offensive line that did not allow a sack despite 55 pass attempts. Miami (10/8): Made the start at right tackle ... Member of an offensive front that allowed just one sack on 29 pass attempts. Buffalo (10/22): Started at right tackle ... Pounced on a Tom Brady fumble midway through the third quarter. Minnesota (10/30): Started at right tackle ... Was a member of an offensive front that gave Tom Brady enough time to throw for 372 yards and tie his career high with four touchdown tosses ... Helped to pave the way for a running game that averaged 5.7 yards per carry, gaining 85 yards on just 15 rushes. Indianapolis (11/5): Played in a reserve role at right tackle ... Member of an offensive front that did not allow a sack on 35 pass attempts. Chicago (11/26): Saw action in a reserve role at right tackle ... Left the game with an injury in the second quarter. Tennessee (12/31): Saw significant action in a reserve role at right tackle ... Member of an offensive front that allowed Patriots' ball carriers to gain 171 rushing yards on just 31 carries (5.5 avg.).



College

Started 35 games for the University of California over four seasons (2002-05), missing only one game in his collegiate career ... In his final two seasons with the Bears, blocked for a 2,000-yard rusher (J.J. Arrington, 2004) and a pair of 1,000-yard performers (Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett, 2005) ... A two-time All-Pac-10 first team selection (2004-05) ... Recorded a total of 44 touchdown-resulting blocks in his career ... Started all 11 games in which he played as a senior in 2005 ... All-Pac-10 Conference first-team selection ... Recipient of the Morris Trophy, given to the outstanding offensive and defensive linemen in the Pac-10 Conference ... All-American Dream Team selection by The NFL Draft Report ... Rated the best right tackle in college by The Poor Man's Guide to the NFL Draft ... Started all 12 games as a junior in 2004 ... First-team All-Pac-10 Conference selection ... Started 11 of 12 games as a sophomore in 2003 ... Appeared in all 12 games as a reserve offensive tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2002.



Extra Points

  • Ryan's father, Tom, was a catcher in the San Francisco Giants minor league system.
  • After his senior season at Cal, Ryan was awarded the Morris Trophy, which is given to the most outstanding offensive and defensive linemen in the Pacific-10 Conference. What makes the award unique is the selection procedure, which has the starting defensive linemen in the Conference voting for the offensive winner and vice versa.


2008 Season

2008 (0/0): Placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury (8/26) and missed the 2008 season due to injury.