Marshal Yanda

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Marshal Yanda
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Yanda in 2012
No. 73 – Baltimore Ravens
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born: (1984-09-15) September 15, 1984 (age 33)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Anamosa (IA)
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2017
Games played: 146
Games started: 135
Player stats at

Marshal John Yanda (born September 15, 1984) is an American football guard for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa, and was drafted by the Ravens in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

With six consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 2011–16 (the longest active streak amongst guards at the time) Yanda is widely considered to be among the best offensive linemen in football.[1][2][3] He missed most of the 2017 season due to injury.

Early years[edit]

Yanda attended Anamosa High School in Iowa and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track & field. In football, he was a two-time first team all-conference selection.

College career[edit]

Yanda played for the Iowa Hawkeyes football team while attending the University of Iowa, where he was an economics major. He was selected as a third-team All-American by The NFL Draft Report in 2006 and earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the league's coaches in recognition of his contributions on the field. Yanda's first two college football seasons were played for North Iowa Area Community College.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
307 lb
(139 kg)
5.15 s 1.69 s 2.88 s 4.58 s 7.36 s 27 in
(0.69 m)
8 ft 5 in
(2.57 m)
23 reps
All values from Florida State's Pro Day[4]

The Baltimore Ravens selected Yanda in the third round (86th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. Yanda was the seventh offensive tackle drafted in 2007.

On July 11, 2007, the Baltimore Ravens signed Yanda to a three-year, $1.61 million contract that includes $502,698 guaranteed.[5]

During his rookie year in 2007, Yanda played all 16 games with 12 starts. In 2008, Yanda was limited to five starts. In 2009, Yanda played all 16 games with nine starts. In 2010, Yanda started all 16 games for the first time of his career. On July 26, 2011, the Ravens re-signed Yanda to a five-year, $32 million contract.[6] In 2011, Yanda again started all 16 games and was chosen to represent the AFC in the 2011 Pro Bowl. In 2012, Yanda started 14 games and won his first championship ring as the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers.[7] In the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Yanda played all 16 games each season.[8]

On October 16, 2015, the Ravens signed Yanda to a four-year contract extension worth $32 million.[9]

Yanda was consecutively named as the top-ranked guard by Pro Football Focus in 2014, 2015, and 2016.[10][11][12] He was ranked 37th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.[13]

Yanda was named to his sixth straight Pro Bowl in recognition of his accomplishments in the 2016 season.[14] He was also ranked 43rd by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.[15]

Yanda broke his ankle during a game on September 17, 2017, prematurely ended his season.[16][17]

Personal life[edit]

Yanda married Shannon Hunt Yanda in 2011. The couple have three children: Graham, Libby, and Logan. They spend the NFL off-season in Marion, Iowa.[18]


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  3. ^ NFL (2017-05-29), #43: Marshal Yanda (G, Ravens) | Top 100 Players of 2017 | NFL, retrieved 2017-05-31 
  4. ^ "Marshal Yanda, DS #6 OT, Florida State". Retrieved June 6, 2018. 
  5. ^ " Marshal Yanda contract". Retrieved July 6, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Recent News on Marshal Yanda". Rotoworld. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  7. ^ "Super Bowl XLVII - San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens - February 3rd, 2013". Retrieved 2017-11-08. 
  8. ^ "Marshal Yanda Stats". Retrieved 2017-12-02. 
  9. ^ "Marshal Yanda and Ravens agree on 4-year $32 million deal". Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
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  13. ^ NFL Top 100 Players of 2016 - No. 37 Marshal Yanda
  14. ^ "NFL announces 2017 Pro Bowl rosters". December 20, 2016. 
  15. ^ NFL Top 100 Players of 2017 - No. 43 Marshal Yanda
  16. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 17, 2017). "Pro Bowl Guard Marshal Yanda Fractures Ankle, Done for the Season". 
  17. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 19, 2017). "Ravens Sign Two Offensive Linemen to 53-Man Roster". 
  18. ^ Schepanski, Daryl (August 6, 2015). "Right at home". Journal-Eureka. 

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