Ryan Orton
Ryan  Orton


Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 290

Offensive Lineman


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Played in 10 games with four starts at right guard• earned fourth varsity letter• named Academic All-Big Ten.

Game-by-Game: in the starting lineup at right guard for season-opener at Southern California (9/3) • helped lead an offensive line which helped offense gain 20 first downs against the Trojans • started second game of season against New Mexico State (9/10) • helped rushing attack that racked up 236 yards in victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • started at right guard against North Dakota State (9/24) • saw action at Michigan (10/1) • saw action at Purdue (10/8) • played as a reserve against Nebraska (10/22) • made an appearance vs. Wisconsin (11/12) • saw action in Northwestern game (11/19) • saw action against Illinois (11/26) on Senior Day.

Started three games this season at tackle, Northwestern (10/2), Michigan State (11/6) and Illinois (11/13) • earned third varsity letter • was part of an offensive line that paved the way for three rushing touchdowns in victory over Illinois that broke nine-game losing streak.

Made first appearance of the season in the 35-21 loss to No. 8 Cal on 9/19 • appeared in the 35-24 win at Northwestern on 9/26 while the offense totaled 166 yards rushing and 352 yards of total offense • appeared in the 31-28 loss to Wisconsin on 10/3 as the offense gained 15 first downs, 271 yards passing and 328 total yards • saw action in the 38-7 loss to No. 18 Ohio State on 10/24 • started at guard in the 16-13 win over South Dakota State on 11/14 • earned second varsity letter • member of the Big Ten All-Academic Team.

Up-and-coming young offensive lineman appeared in all 13 games • made six starts at left guard • drew a start in his first collegiate game vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • came off the bench for the next six games • returned to the starting lineup at Purdue (10/25) and started the final five games of the regular season • helped the Gopher offense average 322.9 yards and 23.2 points per game • part of an offense that generated 2,848 passing yards, the fifth-most in school history • scholar-athlete award winner • earned first letter.

Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner.

A 2007 graduate of Eden Prairie High School (Minn.) • high school coach was Mike Grant • three-star recruit ranked as the 42nd-best offensive guard in the nation and the seventh-best player in Minnesota by Rivals • ranked the 80th-best offensive guard in the nation and the ninth-best player in Minnesota by Scout • selected to the SuperPrep Midwest Team as the 83rd-best player • named to the PrepStar Midwest Region Team • was a 2006 first team Associated Press All-State selection • selected to the Star Tribune All-Metro Team in 2006 • led Eagles to an 11-2 mark as a junior, helping his team advance to the Class 5A semifinals • also competed in track and field at Eden Prairie, competing in the shot put.

Son of Donald Ramler and Susan Orton • born Oct. 18, 1988 • applied economics major.


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