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Showing posts with label Ryan Broyles. Show all posts
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July 11, 2014

Ryan Broyles Shows Good Progress In Lions Minicamp

Former Oklahoma and current Detroit Lions receiver Ryan Broyles had a good minicamp, making impressive catches and flashing his speed and agility as he showed good progress in his return from a torn Achilles tendon last season.

“I haven’t felt this healthy to do anything in the off-season,” he said. “I (couldn’t do) a lot of pounding. But this off-season I feel like I’m going to be able to get a full off-season.”

Anterior cruciate ligament tears in each of his knees in 2011 and ’12 robbed Broyles of having a completely healthy off-season in the NFL before this year. His rehabilitation was initially slower for his Achilles — six weeks in a cast followed by two weeks on crutches — versus the ACL, when he was on his feet the first day.

April 24, 2014

Former Sooner Ryan Broyles Practices For First Time Since Injury

Former Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles practiced for the first time since rupturing his Achilles tendon while fielding a punt Oct. 27 against Dallas.

Broyles was cleared to rejoin the team for voluntary conditioning the past two weeks, but did not have a helmet for Day 1 of minicamp. He was back in action Wednesday, including shagging a few passes during the brief media availability.

April 9, 2014

Former Sooner Ryan Broyles Cleared for Offseason Workouts

Former Sooner Ryan Broyles ruptured his Achilles tendon while fielding a punt in an Oct. 27 win against the Dallas Cowboys, ending his season.
Former Sooner Ryan Broyles ruptured his Achilles tendon while fielding a punt in an Oct. 27 win against the Dallas Cowboys, ending his season.

Five months later, he was cleared by doctors to rejoin the Detroit Lions for the start of voluntary conditioning this week. And that's huge news for him.

The receiver has missed 16 games through his first two seasons in the league, and the Lions, who once thought Broyles would be a complement to Calvin Johnson, could be looking to revamp their starting lineup. (

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February 19, 2014

Former Sooner Ryan Broyles Says Knees Are Healthy

Former Sooner Ryan Broyles is currently in Dallas rehabbing and training. He began jogging two weeks ago and recently began running, cutting, jumping and rebuilding the left calf muscle that atrophied after the surgery.

"Every day I'm getting stronger," he said. "I'm four months out and can't wait to see where I'll be 10 months out. Right now I'm happy with my progress."

December 17, 2013

Ryan Broyles Is Optimistic About Return

Ryan Broyles stepped back, put pressure on his left foot and got ready to explode on his first punt return of the season. When he pushed off looking for that explosion against Dallas, the Achilles tendon he had been leaning on ruptured instead.

He crumpled to the ground. His 2013 season, he knew, was over. It's the third time in three seasons (including college) Broyles has had a season end prematurely due to injury.

October 28, 2013

Ryan Broyles Out Remainder of Season With Ruptured Achilles

Former Oklahoma and current Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles, an injury he suffered during Sunday's 31-30 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Broyles will have surgery to repair the injury Tuesday.

September 19, 2013

Ryan Broyles Says He's 'Ready to Go'

Ryan Broyles is nearly 10 months removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL, and has yet to dress for a game this season. But he's needed now more than ever with Patrick Edwards sidelined by an ankle injury.

"It's a big week," offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said. "Pat's banged up a little bit right now, and Ryan's stepped up his role in reps this week. We make that decision on Saturday nights, as far as who's going to be there. He's definitely closer, and if called upon, he's ready to play.

September 1, 2013

Former Sooners Return to Watch Season Opener

With the NFL season not starting for another week, a couple of former Sooners now playing professionally used the time to return to Norman.

Detroit Lions receiver Ryan Broyles watched the game from the sidelines, as did Tony Jefferson and David King.

August 29, 2013

Former Oklahoma Receiver Ryan Broyles is "mentally 100-percent"

Former Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles certainly hasn't been hesitant to get back on the field following an ACL injury suffered last December.

In fact, it's easy to forget he suffered that injury at all. His practice time has far exceeded his rest time throughout training camp and he played in his first live game this past week at Cleveland.

"Mentally, I'm 100-percent," he said following Sunday's practice, "so I want to go out there and make plays when I can."

August 10, 2013

Former Sooner Ryan Broyles Being Cautious With Knee

Former Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles has been like a machine at Detroit Lions training camp. Not missing a practice or a snap.

Until Wednesday when he sat out.

June 19, 2013

Ryan Broyles Expects to be Ready for Week 1

Former Oklahoma and current Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles is giving Adrian Peterson a run for his money in advancing the anterior cruciate ligament recovery timetable.

Just more than a year removed from tearing his left ACL at Oklahoma, Broyles underwent right ACL surgery in December. Not long after the latter injury, Lions general manager Martin Mayhew predicted Broyles would be limited in training camp and unreliable until the middle of the 2013 season.

Broyles already has shattered Mayhew's expectations, returning to full participation in last week's mandatory minicamp.

June 5, 2013

Former Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles Feeling Stronger

Detroit Lions receiver Ryan Broyles is on the sidelines once again during organized team activities.

However, Broyles believes he is much further ahead this year.

Broyles, a second-round pick in 2012, missed a portion of OTAs after sustaining an ACL injury during his senior year at Oklahoma. He participated in training camp, but was inactive during Detroit's season opener against the St. Louis Rams. Broyles continued to progress until he suffered another knee injury (opposite leg) last year.

December 3, 2012

Former Sooner Broyles Tears ACL

Detroit's already thin wide receiver depth was dealt a major blow Monday when the team learned that first-year WR Ryan Broyles would miss the remainder of the 2012 season after tearing his right ACL in the first quarter of the Lions' 35-33 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Broyles had become a dependable receiving option for the Lions after Nate Burleson broke his leg in Week 7. In four games as a starter, Broyles was averaging over 14 yards per catch, second only to Calvin Johnson among Lions receivers. He finished his rookie season with 22 catches for 310 yards and two touchdowns.

“It's tough,” guard Rob Sims said. “It feels like we've been having the worst luck lately. When you lose [Broyles], a guy who was going to be an emerging player on this team, to lose him for the rest of the season, it's hard.

August 6, 2012

Is Sterling Shepard the Next Ryan Broyles?

Quarterback Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates with guard Gabe Ikard #64 after Jones scored against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Cowboys Stadium on December 4, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (December 3, 2010 - Source: Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America)
Center Gabe Ikard says receiver Sterling Shepard and Ryan Broyles has similarities: Star receiver Ryan Broyles may have moved on to the NFL, but his successor may have arrived in a new young receiver. At least, that’s what center Gabe Ikard is hinting.

Sterling Shepard, a former Heritage Hall standout and the son of late former OU receiver Derrick Shepard, has impressed Ikard.

“He’s going to play a lot of good football here,” Ikard said. “I’m excited to see all the plays he can make. I daresay he’s got some very similar movements to an 85 that we lost last year.” (The Oklahoman)

July 30, 2012

Ryan Broyles Cleared to Practice

Wide receiver Ryan Broyles #85 of the Oklahoma Sooners leaps over cornerback Brodrick Brown #19 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Sooners beat the Cowboys 47-41. (November 26, 2010 - Source: Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America)
Former Sooner WR Ryan Broyles cleared to practice: As expected, Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles opened training camp on the "Active/Non-Football Injury" list. Broyles, the NCAA's all-time leader in receptions, had his college career ended with a torn ACL that kept him in rehab mode during the OTAs and minicamp.

Though he's just nine months removed from surgery, the Lions' second-round draft pick felt he was close to being ready to join his new teammates on the practice field. That will happen Sunday, as reports that Broyles has been removed from the non-football injury list and is cleared to practice.

The 5-foot-10, 192-pound Broyles is expected to be an immediate contributor in the Lions' offense, working the slot as the No. 3 receiver behind Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson. (

July 26, 2012

Broyles Starts Training Camp on Lion's PUP List

Ryan Broyles #85 of the Oklahoma Sooners is tackled after catching a pass by Christian Scott #6 of the Texas Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl on October 8, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. The Sooners defeated the Longhorns 44 to 3. (October 7, 2011 - Source: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images North America)
Lions place Ryan Broyles on physically unable to perform list: Two members of the Detroit Lions 2012 draft class are candidates to start training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Second-round receiver Ryan Broyles, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during his senior season at Oklahoma, said he’s not sure if he’s going to open camp on the PUP list when practice begins Friday.

But Broyles said, “I’m going to be out there doing something” on the first day.

The NCAA all-time leader in receptions, Broyles took part in individual drills only during off-season workouts. With Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson and Titus Young ahead of him on the depth chart, the Lions have the option of bringing Broyles along slowly. (Detroit Free Press)

August 17, 2010

Broyles on Paul Hornung Award Watch List

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles has been named to the 2010 Paul Hornung watch list released by The Louisville Sports Commission. In its first year, the award will be presented to the most versatile player in college football. The list, comprised of 48 players, was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on 2009 statistics and expectations heading into the 2010 season.

The Sooners top returning receiver, Broyles set an Oklahoma record with 89 receptions in 2009 and tied the school mark with 15 receiving TDs. Broyles also ranked fourth nationally with a 15.87 punt return average. The MVP of the Sun Bowl with 13 receptions for 156 yards and three touchdowns, Broyles finished the season with 1,120 receiving yards, third best in OU history.

The Hornung Award is the third award to name Broyles to its watch list in the past week as he was previously named to the watch lists for the Biletnikoff and Maxwell Awards. (

August 11, 2010

Broyles Named to Biletnikoff Watch List

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles has been named to the 2010 Biletnikoff Award watch list released by The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation. Given annually to the nation's top receiver, the 2010 Biletnikoff award winner will be announced Thursday, Dec. 9, at The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show.

The Sooners top returning receiver, Broyles set an Oklahoma record with 89 receptions in 2009 and tied the school mark with 15 receiving TDs. Broyles also ranked fourth nationally with a 15.87 punt return average. The MVP of the Sun Bowl with 13 receptions for 156 yards and three touchdowns, Broyles finished the season with 1,120 receiving yards, third best in OU history.

The Biletnikoff Award is the second to name Broyles to its watch list this week as he joined teammates Landry Jones and DeMarco Murray on the Maxwell Award watch list on Monday.

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., (TQC Foundation), the creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award (presented annually to the nation's outstanding college football receiver), is an independent, charitable organization founded in 1994. A number of people established the award and many more have contributed to its development as one of the most prominent in college football. The idea of a college receiver's award was not a novel one, as a number of organizations throughout America considered establishing it. The trophy, presented to each winner, is the most beautiful individual award in college football - it has won several national awards for design excellence and aesthetic appeal. (

July 22, 2010

All-Big 12 Team Packed With Sooners

IRVING, Texas -- Oklahoma earned a league-high seven slots on the media's 2010 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team the Conference announced Thursday. Sooners Ryan Broyles (at WR and PR), OL Stephen Good, RB DeMarco Murray, DL Jeremy Beal, LB Travis Lewis and DB Quinton Carter earned preseason honors.

OU senior Jeremy Beal and junior Travis Lewis were unanimous selections to the team along with Nebraska's Jared Crick.

Teammates Jerrod Johnson and Von Miller (Texas A&M), along with Crick and Toney Clemons (Colorado) were picked for individual awards.

Johnson was selected preseason Offensive Player of the Year, Miller and Crick tied for preseason Defensive Player of the Year while Clemons was chosen preseason Newcomer of the Year.

Johnson was named the preseason squad's quarterback after earning All-Big 12 Second Team honors at the conclusion of the 2009 season. The 6-5 senior led the league in total offense with 314.2 yards a game and was fourth in passing (275.3 ypg).

Miller was also chosen as a linebacker on the preseason team. He garnered All-Big 12 and All-America First Team accolades in 2009 when he led the nation in sacks with 17 and ranked fifth in tackles for loss (1.75/game). The hybrid linebacker/defensive end led the Big 12 in sacks, tackles for loss and forced fumbles.

Crick was named to the preseason team on the defensive line. He was All-Big 12 First Team last year with 73 tackles and 9.5 sacks. Clemons will join the Buffaloes' receiving corps after transferring from Michigan following the 2008 campaign. He played in 19 games and made three starts for the Wolverines, catching 12 passes for 106 yards. (

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October 16, 2009

OU's Broyles, Carter to Start Against Texas

Stoops announces Ryan Broyles and Quinton Carter will start Saturday: Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops announced Friday afternoon that Ryan Broyles and Quinton Carter will start for the Sooners in Saturday's game against Texas. OU and UT meet at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas in the AT&T Red River Rivalry with kickoff slated for 11 a.m., on ABC. Broyles suffered a shoulder injury early in the game at Miami on Oct. 3. His missed last week's game against Baylor. The sophomore receiver leads Oklahoma in receptions (23), receiving yards (346) and touchdowns (7). Before being sidelined, he also was the Sooners' leader in all-purpose yards, kickoff return yards and punt return yards. Carter, a safety, left last week's game against Baylor with a knee ailment, but has been cleared for this week's contest. He is OU's third-leading tacckler with 32 and also has one interception on the season. (SoonerSports PR)