Dan Ryczek

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Dan Ryczek
No. 51, 54
Born: (1949-08-24) August 24, 1949 (age 69)
Painesville, Ohio
Career information
Position(s) Center
College Virginia
High school Mentor (Mentor, Ohio)
NFL draft 1971 / Round: 13 / Pick: 322
Career history
As player
1973–1975 Washington Redskins
1976–1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1978–1979 Los Angeles Rams
Career stats

Daniel Stanley Ryczek (born August 24, 1949)[1] is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Rams, his last game was playing for the LA Rams in Super Bowl 14.

Football career[edit]

Ryczek played at Mentor High School in Ohio. He played college football at the University of Virginia, where he was the 1970 co-captain and received the 1970 Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the best blocking offensive lineman. Ryczek was drafted in the thirteenth round of the 1971 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins and Head Coach George Allen.[2] In the Expansion draft in 1976, he was selected by the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 1978, he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams, back to George Allen, the new head coach or the Rams.

His brother Paul also played for Virginia and in the NFL.[2]


  1. ^ "Dan Ryczek". NFL.com. National Football League. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Dan Ryczek". Pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 9 May 2016. his parents were Stanley Ryczek and his mom was Helen Ryczek (Gorman) without their support and hard work to give our family a real opportunity to succeed, nothing I did would have been possible.