Bryan Bulaga

Bryan Joseph Bulaga (/buˈlɑːɡə/ boo-LAH-gə; born March 21, 1989) is an American football offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa. Bulaga was drafted by the Packers in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He won Super Bowl XLV with the team over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bryan Bulaga
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Bulaga in 2015
No. 75 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born:March 21, 1989 (age 29)
Barrington, Illinois
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:314 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school:Marian Central Catholic
(Woodstock, Illinois)
College:Iowa
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Games played:99
Games started:95
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

His parents are of Polish descent. Bulaga has one small Polish word tattooed on each arm (siła "strength", and pycha "pride"). He was raised Catholic.[1] Bulaga grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois, where he played peewee football for the Crystal Lake Raiders Youth Football program. He attended Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock, Illinois, where he played offensive tackle and tight end but also at defensive end occasionally, and even at linebacker for the Marian Central Catholic Canes high school football team. He recorded 261 career tackles with 46 tackles for losses, 31 sacks, and one interception, while as a tight end, he had 35 pass receptions for a total of 665 yards, and scored 10 touchdowns. Bulaga and his teammates at the Marian Central High School, coached by Ed Brucker, were undefeated during their regular season in nine games, and they took second place in the state playoffs, losing in the championship to the Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin High School.

Bulaga was considered a four-star college recruit by the service Rivals.com, and he ranked sixth among the college prospects for offensive tackle.[2] He had numerous offers for to play football on athletic scholarships, including ones from the University of Nebraska, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Wisconsin, with a number of other schools recruiting him as either a defensive lineman or a tight end. Bulaga chose to attend the University of Iowa, whose football coaches promised him that he could play in the offensive line.

College career

Bulaga played left guard in his true freshman year in 2007, and was a starter by mid-season. He was named to Sporting News Freshman All-Big Ten team. In 2008, he made the move to left tackle, and he started every game at that position for the Hawkeyes. He earned a second team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and a second team Sophomore All-American selection by College Football News.

In 2009, Bulaga was listed at number three on Rivals.com′s preseason offensive tackle power ranking.[3] He was also named to the 2009 Outland Trophy watch list.[4]

After missing three games with a thyroid disease, Bulaga started all of the remaining games for the Hawkeyes, including their 24–14 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the 2010 Orange Bowl. He was named the Big Ten's offensive lineman of the year for 2009.

Professional career

On January 6, 2010, Bulaga released a statement about his intentions to forgo his final season of college and enter the 2010 NFL Draft.[5]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 5 38 in
(1.97 m)
314 lb
(142 kg)
33 14 in
(0.84 m)
9 14 in
(0.23 m)
5.26 s 1.81 s 3.03 s 4.62 s 7.40 s 27 12 in
(0.70 m)
8 ft 2 in
(2.49 m)
26 reps 20[6]
All values from NFL Combine[7]
Bryan Bulaga 2018
Bulaga in a game against the Washington Redskins in 2018

Bulaga was selected in the first round (23rd overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 2010 NFL Draft.[8] He began the 2010 season as a back-up offensive lineman before getting his first start in the fifth week against the Washington Redskins. He went to start every game for the rest of the season,[9] eventually being named to the NFL All-Rookie team.[10] At 21 years, 322 days, Bulaga became the youngest player to start in a Super Bowl.[11] Bulaga and the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 31–25 in the Super Bowl.[12]

During the 2012 NFL season, Bulaga injured his hip and in November was placed on season-ending injured reserve.[13] The Packers decided to shift him over to the left tackle slot for the 2013 NFL season.[14]

Bulaga suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during training camp workouts on August 4, 2013. He missed the entire 2013 season.[15]

In 2014, Bulaga had one of his finest seasons. Despite suffering an injury in week 1 to the Seattle Seahawks, he started and played in 15 of 16 games. Bulaga was instrumental in the offensive line giving up its fewest sacks (30) since the 2007 season and helped propel Eddie Lacy toward his second consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season.[16]

On March 10, 2015, Bulaga and the Packers agreed to a 5-year deal, worth just under $7 million per year.[17] On November 29, 2015, Bulaga was sidelined with an ankle sprain. He was later declared inactive for Week 13 against the Detroit Lions.[18]

During Monday Night Football against the Lions in Week 9, November 6, 2017, Bulaga was carted off the field with a left knee injury. The next day, it was revealed that his left knee was diagnosed with a torn ACL, putting Bulaga out for the rest of the 2017 season.[19] He was placed on injured reserve on November 18, 2017.[20]

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Rivals.com offensive tackles 2007". Rivals.com.
  3. ^ Buchanan, Olin; Dienhart, Tom; Fox, David; Huguenin, Mike; Megargee, Steve (August 22, 2009), "Preseason offensive tackle power rankings", Rivals.com
  4. ^ Richardson, Steve (August 11, 2009), 2009 Outland Trophy Watch List Announced, Football Writers Association of America
  5. ^ "Iowa's Bryan Bulaga Will Enter 2010 NFL Draft", HawkeyeSports.com, January 6, 2010
  6. ^ "2010 Green Bay Packers draft picks". JSOnline.com. April 22, 2010. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "Bryan Bulaga Combine Profile", NFL.com, retrieved February 27, 2010
  8. ^ "Bryan Bulaga Draft Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  9. ^ "2010 game logs", NFL.com
  10. ^ "Bulaga on all-rookie team", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 18, 2011
  11. ^ "Official Athletics Website of the Iowa Hawkeyes". www.hawkeyesports.com.
  12. ^ "Super Bowl XLV – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers – February 6th, 2011". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  13. ^ "Packers place Bryan Bulaga on injured reserve". November 12, 2012.
  14. ^ "Bryan Bulaga moving to left side for Green Bay Packers".
  15. ^ "Report: Packers confirm Bulaga is done for the year". Pro Football Talk. August 5, 2013.
  16. ^ "Bulaga reportedly signs 5-year, $33.75 million deal".
  17. ^ "Bryan Bulaga's return speaks to the importance of continuity".
  18. ^ "Latest on Bryan Bulaga's Ankle Injury". Bleacher Report. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  19. ^ "Injuries: Packers OT Bryan Bulaga suffers torn ACL". NFL. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  20. ^ "Packers activate T Jason Spriggs from I.R." Packers.com. November 18, 2017.

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2008 All-Big Ten Conference football team

The 2008 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big Ten Conference players for the 2008 Big Ten Conference football season. The conference recognizes two official All-Big Ten selectors: (1) the Big Ten conference coaches selected separate offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Coaches" team); and (2) a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the Big Ten also selected offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Media" team).

2009 All-Big Ten Conference football team

The 2009 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big Ten Conference players for the 2009 Big Ten Conference football season. The conference recognizes two official All-Big Ten selectors: (1) the Big Ten conference coaches selected separate offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Coaches" team); and (2) a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the Big Ten also selected offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Media" team).

2009 Big Ten Conference football season

The 2009 Big Ten Conference football season was the 114th for the conference, and saw Ohio State conclude the regular season as Big Ten Conference champion for the 5th consecutive time, their 34th Big Ten title. This earned them the conference's automatic selection to a Bowl Championship Series game in which it emerged victorious in the January 1, 2010 Rose Bowl against Oregon Ducks. Co-runner-up, Iowa, earned the conference's at-large BCS invitation to the January 5, 2010 Orange Bowl. The season started on Thursday, September 3, as conference member Indiana hosted Eastern Kentucky. The conference’s other 10 teams began their respective 2009 season of NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) competition two days later. All teams started their season at home except Illinois who started their season on neutral turf for the third consecutive season against Missouri and Minnesota who traveled to Syracuse.Although several players had post season All-star games remaining, the season concluded for Big Ten teams with the 2010 Orange Bowl in which Iowa defeated Georgia Tech. This was the seventh bowl game for the conference which compiled a 4–3 record. Over the course of 77 home games, the conference set a new attendance record. During the season, Minnesota opened a new athletic stadium, TCF Bank Stadium, and Purdue welcomed a new head coach, Danny Hope.

The season saw John Clay selected as offensive player of the year by both the coaches and the media. Jared Odrick and Greg Jones won defensive player of the year awards from the coaches and media, respectively. Chicago Tribune Silver Football recipients as the Big Ten co-MVPs were Daryll Clark and Brandon Graham. Jones was the conferences only consensus 2009 College Football All-America Team representative. The Big Ten Conference enjoyed two national statistical championships. Graham led the nation in tackles for a loss (TFL). Ray Fisher earned the national statistical championship in kickoff return average and established a new Big Ten single-season record with his performance. The Big Ten led the nation with six first team Academic All-Americans. After the season, 34 athletes were selected in the 2010 NFL Draft including three in the first round and six each by Iowa and Penn State.

2010 Green Bay Packers season

The 2010 Green Bay Packers season was the 92nd season overall and their 90th season in the National Football League. Although they finished with only a respectable 10–6 record, good for a second-place finish in the NFC North, the Packers never lost a game by more than four points, and never trailed by more than seven the entire season, becoming the only team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to accomplish this. All six of their regular season losses were by a combined 20 points. They entered the playoffs as the NFC's sixth seed. After defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 21–16 in the Wild Card round, the Atlanta Falcons 48–21 in the Divisional round and long time rivals, Chicago Bears 21–14 in the NFC Championship, the team advanced to Super Bowl XLV in which they faced the AFC's 2nd seed Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers defeated the Steelers 31–25 to win their fourth Super Bowl and 13th NFL championship. The Packers became the second overall team after the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers, and the first NFC team, to win the Super Bowl as a sixth seed, as well as becoming the second NFC team to win three straight road playoff games (the 2007 New York Giants won three straight road games as a five seed).

The Packers offense ranked ninth in yards per game, tenth in total points, & fifth in passing yards. The defense ranked fifth in yards allowed and finished second in fewest points allowed (240, second best in team history), sacks (47), and interceptions (24), while also limiting quarterbacks to a 67.2 passer rating, first in the league.

2014 Green Bay Packers season

The 2014 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 96th season overall, the 94th in the National Football League, and the ninth under head coach Mike McCarthy. The team tied with four other teams for a league-best 12 wins and 4 losses, while also adding a fourth consecutive NFC North division title. The club went undefeated at home for the first time since 2011. They also led the league in scoring, with 486 points, the second-most in franchise history. It marked the first time since the 2009 season that the team had a 4,000-yard passer, two 1,000-yard receivers, and a 1,000-yard rusher. They won the divisional round playoff game against the Cowboys, but then lost the conference championship game against the Seattle Seahawks in one of the biggest collapses in NFL playoff history. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the league's Most Valuable Player.The Packers made the playoffs for the sixth straight season, tying the record set between 1993–98.

2015 Green Bay Packers season

The 2015 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 97th season overall, 95th in the National Football League, and the tenth under head coach Mike McCarthy. With a Week 15 win over the Oakland Raiders, the Packers clinched a playoff spot for the seventh consecutive season, but they failed to win their fifth consecutive NFC North title after a Week 17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings as does matching their 12-4 record from last season. As a result, the fifth-seeded Packers traveled to Washington to face the fourth-seeded Redskins in the Wild Card round. They beat the Redskins 35–18, and then traveled to Arizona for a rematch against the second-seeded Arizona Cardinals, where the Packers' season ended as they lost to the Cardinals in overtime, 20–26.

2016 Green Bay Packers season

The 2016 Green Bay Packers season was their 98th season overall, 96th season in the National Football League, and the 11th under head coach Mike McCarthy. Despite a 4-6 start to the season, the Packers went on a 6-game winning streak to finish the regular season with a 10–6 record. The team clinched the NFC North for the fifth time in six years with their week 17 win over the Detroit Lions. They routed the fifth-seeded New York Giants 38–13 in the wild card round of the playoffs and upset the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys 34–31 in the divisional round of the playoffs, but their season came to an end when they were beat by the second-seeded Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game 44–21.

2018 Green Bay Packers season

The 2018 season was the Green Bay Packers' 98th season in the National Football League, their 100th overall and their 13th and final season under head coach Mike McCarthy. After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to injury, the Packers were aiming to improve their 7–9 record from last season but finished with a 6–9–1 record.

For the first time since 2007, Jordy Nelson did not play for the Packers as he signed with the Oakland Raiders via free agency during the offseason.

On January 7, 2018, Brian Gutekunst was named the new general manager, after Ted Thompson took over as the senior advisor to football operations.On December 2, 2018, after a 4–7–1 start, Mike McCarthy was fired hours after the Packer's Week 13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and Joe Philbin was named as the interim head coach. After a loss to the Chicago Bears in week 15, the Packers were eliminated from the postseason. This was the first time the Packers missed the postseason back to back years since 2005 to 2006, which were also the first two seasons of the Aaron Rodgers era and the beginning of the Rodgers/McCarthy era. This was also the first time the Packers suffered from back to back losing seasons since 1990 to 1991.

2019 Green Bay Packers season

The 2019 season will be the Green Bay Packers' upcoming 99th season in the National Football League, their 101st overall and their first under new head coach Matt LaFleur. After suffering back-to-back losing seasons in for the first time since 1990–91 and missing the playoffs back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2005–06, the Packers will look to improve on their 6–9–1 record from last year, and attempt to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

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