Players

Ryan Diem
G #71
Height:
6-6
Weight:
320
College:
Northern Illinois
Experience:
11
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 157 150
2011 IND 11 11
2010 IND 16 16
2009 IND 15 15
2008 IND 16 16
2007 IND 10 10
2006 IND 15 15
2005 IND 14 14
2004 IND 16 16
2003 IND 13 13
2002 IND 16 16
2001 IND 15 8

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CAREER NOTES

2010:  Started 16 games at RT…has been starting fixture on line for 10 seasons, but assumed starting role at RT after starting career as RG…with linemates, has helped club produce 5,000+ net yards in last 10 seasons (club has produced franchise record 13 consecutive overall)…line has yielded only 187 sacks in last 160 games, the lowest total in NFL…line allowed 16 sacks in 2010, tied for fewest allowed in NFL…
CAREER NOTES

2010:  Started 16 games at RT…has been starting fixture on line for 10 seasons, but assumed starting role at RT after starting career as RG…with linemates, has helped club produce 5,000+ net yards in last 10 seasons (club has produced franchise record 13 consecutive overall)…line has yielded only 187 sacks in last 160 games, the lowest total in NFL…line allowed 16 sacks in 2010, tied for fewest allowed in NFL…marked eighth time in nine seasons club ranked in top five in NFL (23, 2002, 4th; 19, 2003, 3rd; 14, 2004, T1st; 20, 2005, 1st; 15, 2006, 1st; 23, 2007, 7th; 14, 2008, 4th; 13, 2009, 1st; 16, 2010, T1st) and fifth time in nine seasons club ranked 1st…line set 2nd-best ratio of sacks per pass plays (1 sack for every 43.4 pass plays) in club history…12 best ratios of sacks per pass plays in club's 58-year history have been accomplished since 1998: 1 sack for 47.2 pass plays in 2009 (614 pass plays, 13 sacks), 1 for 43.4 in 2010 (695, 16), 1 for 42.8 in 2008 (599, 14), 1 for 40.0 in 1999 (560, 14), 1 for 38.6 in 2004 (541, 14), 1 for 38.1 in 2006 (572, 15), 1 for 30.9 in 2003 (588, 19), 1 for 29.6 in 2000 (591, 20), 1 for 27.2 in 1998 (598, 22), 1 for 26.8 in 2005 (535, 20), 1 for 26.7 in 2002 (614, 23) and 1 for 25.0 in 2007 (574, 23)…was part of line that ranked No. 1 in NFL with 90.7 rating according to New York Life Protection Index by Stats, Inc., a measure of team’s ability in pass protection…90.7 rating was highest in NFL since at least 1995…Colts have ranked No. 1 in index eight times since 1998, and have not ranked outside top five during that span…line also helped QB-Peyton Manning become only NFL QB with 13 consecutive seasons with 25+-TD passes and 3,000+ seasons to open career, while Manning extended his NFL record for 4,000+ seasons to 11…is one of 13 Colts players to participate in 100+ career wins (141 games, Manning; 132, QB-John Unitas; 130, C-Jeff Saturday; 125, TE-Justin Snow; 118, WR-Marvin Harrison; 114, P-Hunter Smith; 114, WR-Reggie Wayne; 109, P-David Lee; 107, LB-Don Shinnick; 106, Diem; 106, DE-Ordell Braase; 105, C/LB-Dick Szymanski; 100, DE-Dwight Freeney).  POST-SEASON:  Was inactive in Wild Card Playoffs vs. NYJ 1/8.

2009:  Started 15 games at RT…was inactive at Buffalo 1/3…has been starting fixture on line for nine seasons, but assumed starting role at RT after starting career as RG…with linemates, has helped club produce 5,000+ net yards in last nine seasons (club has produced franchise-record 12 consecutive overall)…line has yielded only 191 sacks in last 160 games, the lowest total in NFL…line allowed 13 sacks in 2009, the fewest sacks allowed in NFL…marked seventh time in eight seasons club ranked in top five in NFL (23, 2002, 4th; 19, 2003, 3rd; 14, 2004, T1st; 20, 2005, 1st; 15, 2006, 1st; 23, 2007, 7th; 14, 2008, 4th; 13, 2009, 1st) and fourth time in eight seasons club ranked 1st…for second consecutive season, line set franchise record for best ratio of sacks per pass plays (1 sack for every 47.2 pass plays), besting previous mark of 1 sack for every 42.8 pass plays set in 2008…seven best ratios of sacks per pass plays in the club's 57-year history have been accomplished since 1998: 1 sack for 47.2 pass plays in 2009 (614 pass plays, 13 sacks), 1 for 42.8 in 2008 (599, 14), 1 for 40.0 in 1999 (560, 14), 1 for 38.6 in 2004 (541, 14), 1 for 38.1 in 2006 (572, 15), 1 for 30.9 in 2003 (588, 19), 1 for 29.6 in 2000 (591, 20), 1 for 26.7 in 2002 (614, 23) and 1 for 27.2 in 1998 (598, 22)…line helped QB-Peyton Manning become only NFL passer with 12 consecutive seasons with 25+-TD passes and 3,000+ seasons to open career, while Manning extended his NFL record for 4,000+ seasons to 10.  POST-SEASON:  Started at RT vs. Baltimore 1/16 in Divisional Playoffs, vs. NYJ 1/24 in AFC Championship Game and vs. New Orleans 2/7 in Super Bowl XLIV.

2008:  Started 16 games at RT…was one of two OL to start all 16 games (Charlie Johnson)…has been starting fixture on line for eight seasons, but assumed starting role at RT after starting career as RG…with linemates, has helped club produce 5,000+ net yards in last eight seasons (club has produced franchise record 11 consecutive overall)…line has yielded only 178 sacks in last 144 games, the lowest total in NFL…line allowed 14 sacks in 2008, ranking 3rd in AFC and 4th in NFL in fewest sacks allowed…marked sixth time in seven seasons club ranked in top five in NFL (23, 2002, 4th; 19, 2003, 3rd; 14, 2004, T1st; 20, 2005, 1st; 15, 2006, 1st; 23, 2007, 7th; 14, 2008, 4th)…line set franchise record in 2008 for best ratio of sacks per pass plays (1 sack for every 42.8 pass plays), while six-best ratios of sacks per pass plays in the club's 56-year history have been accomplished since 1998: 1 sack for 42.8 pass plays in 2008 (599 pass plays, 14 sacks); 1 for 40.0 in 1999 (560, 14), 1 for 38.6 in 2004 (541, 14), 1 for 38.1 in 2006 (572, 15), 1 for 30.9 in 2003 (588, 19), 1 for 29.6 in 2000 (591, 20), 1 for 26.7 in 2002 (614, 23) and 1 for 27.2 in 1998 (598, 22)…line helped QB-Peyton Manning become only NFL passer with 11 consecutive seasons with 25+-TD passes and 3,000+ seasons to open career, while Manning extended his NFL record for 4,000+ seasons to nine. POST-SEASON: Started at RT in Wild Card Playoffs at San Diego 1/3.

2007:  Started 10 games at RT…was inactive games 11-16 with injury…line allowed 23 sacks in 2007, ranking 5th in AFC and 7th in NFL in fewest sacks allowed…snapped streak of five consecutive seasons club ranked in top five in fewest sacks allowed…line helped RB-Joseph Addai (261-1,072, 12 TDs) become third Colts rusher (Marshall Faulk, Edgerrin James) to begin career with consecutive 1,000+ seasons...line helped club total 19 rushing TDs, the most since 22 in 1990…line helped club produce 7th 4,000+-passer (4,040, Manning) and 1,000+-rusher (1,072, Addai) and 1,000+-receiver (1,510, WR-Reggie Wayne) tandem.  POST-SEASON:  Started at RT in Divisional Playoffs vs. San Diego 1/13.

2006:  Started 15 games at RT…was inactive at Tennessee 12/3.  POST-SEASON:  Started four games at RT, vs. Kansas City 1/6 in Wild Card Playoffs, at Baltimore 1/13 in Divisional Playoffs, vs. New England 1/21 in AFC Championship Game and vs. Chicago 2/4 in Super Bowl XLI…helped club average 151.0 rushing yards per game and hold 35:02 time of possession average.

2005:  Started 14 games at RT…was inactive in last two games with knee injury…line helped RB-Edgerrin James produce 1,506 rushing yards, his 4th career 1,500+ season, including nine 100+ games…line surrendered league-low 20 sacks.  POST-SEASON:  Started at RT vs. Pittsburgh 1/15.

2004:  Started 16 games at RT…with linemates, helped Manning have four of his league-record six consecutive 4,000+ passing seasons (1999-04), including club-record 4,557 yards in 2004…line helped club set franchise records in net yards (6,475), points scored (522), TDs (66) and first downs (379)…it was club's first 500+-point season…line surrendered 14 sacks in 2004, tying league low…two of five best ratios of sacks per pass plays in club history have come since 2003 (1 sack for 38.6 plays in 2004 (541 pass plays-14 sacks), 2nd-best in club history; 1 sack for 30.9 plays in 2003 (588 pass plays-19 sacks), now 3rd-best in club history)…line helped James produce eight 100+ rushing performances, including second career 200+ game at Chicago 11/21.  POST-SEASON:  Started at RT 1/9 vs. Denver and 1/16 at New England.

2003:  Started 13 games at RT…missed 9/28 at New Orleans, 10/6 at Tampa Bay and 10/12 vs. Carolina with ankle injury…starts total ranked 2nd-most in career to 16 in 2002 and 2004…with linemates, helped Manning have 4,000+ passing season, while Harrison topped 100+ receptions…club tallied 447 points, T2nd-most in NFL and then the highest total in franchise history…club was 12-4 and won AFC South title.   POST-SEASON:  Started at RT 1/4 vs. Denver, 1/11 at Kansas City and 1/18 at New England.

2002:  Opened 16 games in first full season as starter…joined C-Jeff Saturday and LT-Tarik Glenn as only linemen to start each contest and joined LG-Rick DeMulling as first full-season starters on line…served on unit that allowed Manning to post NFL-record fourth consecutive 4,000+ passing season, while Harrison (143) also produced league-record fourth consecutive 100+-reception season…helped club allow only one sack in every 26.7 pass attempts and produce 5,000+ yards offense for fifth consecutive season.  POST-SEASON:  Started at RG 1/4 at NYJ.

2001:  Started eight of 15 contests…did not play 9/9 at NYJ, then appeared in final 15 outings…started at RT 10/21 vs. New England in place of injured Adam Meadows…started seven of final eight contests at RG after earning spot from Larry Moore…saw action as reserve 12/2 at Baltimore…line helped Colts produce 10 individual 100+ rushing performances, the most by any NFL team…was starting component of line that helped Rhodes (233-1,104, 9 TDs rushing) produce the best season ever by an undrafted free agent RB in NFL history.

COLLEGE

Four-year letterman and two-time captain…started final 35 games at OT…did not allow QB sack in final two seasons…first OL in school history to be drafted since Todd Peat (1987, St. Louis Cardinals)...started 11 games at RT as senior…recorded 94 key blocks, including 25 knockdowns…offense ranked 12th in nation in rushing (228.1 ypg.) and scoring (37.2 ppg.)…played major role as offense set school single-season record for total yards (4,706), points (409), touchdowns (51) and first downs (255)…opened season with seven key blocks vs. Northwestern as club amassed 366 rushing yards…made 12 key blocks and graded season-high 95 percent as club registered 646 total yards vs. Buffalo…had five knockdowns vs. Central Michigan…was All-MAC first-team and COSIDA Academic All-America...started 11 games as junior…participated in 784 plays and graded 87 percent for blocking consistency…totaled 84 key blocks and 22 knockdowns…helped offense generate 3,795 yards…had six knockdown blocks vs. Western Illinois…graded season-high 94 percent vs. Kent…was All-MAC first-team and GTE/COSIDA Academic All-District V selection…was All-MAC Academic Team...started 11 games as sophomore…competed in 724 plays at RT…had 75 key blocks and 24 knockdowns to earn 83.5 percent for blocking consistency…was All-MAC second-team and Academic All-MAC honorable mention...played in nine games at RT as freshman…participated in 403 plays and had 14 knockdowns…recorded season-high 87 percent blocking consistency vs. Eastern Michigan…majored in mechanical engineering.

PERSONAL

Full name is Ryan Diem…born in Carol Stream, Ill….attended Glenbard North High School…USA Today All-America honorable-mention and Chicago Tribune All-State as senior…had 43 tackles and eight sacks as DL as senior…was all-state in track, setting school indoor (60’6") and outdoor (63’1") record in shot put as senior…four-time honor roll student...graduated with 4.97 grade point average…has partnered with "Allie and Friends" for five years to host charity golf outing to raise funds for Children's Neuroblastoma Cander Foundation...was honored in 2008 as Northern Illinois Outstanding Young Alumni...Diem and his wife, Julie, reside with their daughter, Ashlyn, in Zionsville.

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