Boise State’s Best All Time NFL Player Calls it Quits
Boise State's highest ever draft pick...chosen by the Denver broncos as the number 12 pick in the first round of the 2008 draft, Ryan Clady has decided after nine years to call it a career. And what a career it was.....
Clady was a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All Pro. Arguably he was one of the best left tackles in the NFL early in his career.
In an article that appeared on NFL.com, Broncos general manager John Elway had this to say: "A great player for the Broncos for many years--as dominant as there was at left tackle. Congrats on an outstanding career, Ryan.”
Clady was one of the top offensive line free agents available this off season, and I really thought he would play for at least one if not a few more years....he even had a visit to my Seattle Seahawks..( I personally was hoping the Hawks would sign him, cause they really can use the O-line help after watching them last year) but he’s seen a bunch of injuries over past few years. He missed all of 2015 with a torn ACL and he only played nine games last year because of injuries.
Ryan was one of, if not the best athlete to ever play for Boise State, and I will forever have the memory of his block sealing the victory in the Fiesta Bowl as Ian Johnson took the hand off on that amazing Statue of Liberty play. So good luck Ryan with the next portion of your life, whatever that is…and thanks for the memories.
Watch the Statue Of Liberty play that wins the 2007 Fiesta Bowl