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Ryan Otten
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Otten before San Jose State's 2012 homecoming game.
No. 88, 82
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1990-04-07) April 7, 1990 (age 29)
Carmichael, California
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:241 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Loomis (CA) Del Oro
College:San Jose State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Ryan James Otten[1] (born April 7, 1990) is a former American football tight end He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football at San Jose State.

Early life[edit]

Otten was born in Carmichael, California and graduated from Del Oro High School in Loomis, California in 2008.[1][2] As a senior in 2007, Otten was a first-team All-NorCal selection by Scout.com.[2] Additionally, Otten won the National Football Foundation High School Scholar-Athlete Award in 2007.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Ryan Otten
Loomis, CA Del Oro HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.59 Jan 27, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:2/5 stars    ESPN grade: 66
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 77 (TE), 119 (school)   Rivals: 116 (school)  247Sports: 160 (CA)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "2008 San Jose St. Football Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  • "2008 San Jose State College Football Team Recruiting Prospects". Scout.com. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  • "San Jose State Football 2008 Player Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  • "2008 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 11, 2014.

College career[edit]

At San Jose State University, Otten redshirted his freshman year in 2008 then played for the San Jose State Spartans football team from 2009 to 2012. As a redshirt freshman in 2009 under coach Dick Tomey, Otten played all 12 games with 7 starts and had 10 receptions for 78 yards.[2] In 2010 as a sophomore playing under new coach Mike MacIntyre, Otten had 17 receptions for 201 yards and 3 touchdowns in 6 games; he missed 6 games due to injury.[2] As a junior in 2011, Otten played 11 games and had 52 receptions for 739 yards and 5 touchdowns. He was also a first-team All-WAC selection in a season where San Jose State improved from 1-12 in 2010 to 5-7.[2] In his senior season in 2012, a season where San Jose State went 11-2 including a victory in the 2012 Military Bowl, Otten played all 13 games and had 47 receptions for 742 yards and 4 touchdowns.[2] Again, Otten was a first-team All-WAC selection in 2012.[3] Otten led all Division I FBS tight ends in yards per catch with 15.8 in 2012.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
230 lb
(104 kg)
33 38 in
(0.85 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.69 s 1.64 s 2.75 s 4.62 s 7.50 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 4 in
(2.84 m)
17 reps
Arm and hand spans were taken at the NFL Scouting Combine;[4] all other measurements were taken on Pro Day at San Jose State.[5]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, Otten signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on Monday April 29, 2013.[6] He was released on August 30, 2013.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On October 9, 2013, Otten was signed to the San Diego Chargers' practice squad.[7] Otten signed a future contract with the Chargers on January 16, 2014.[8] The Chargers released Otten on August 25, 2014.[9]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

On September 9, 2014, the Cincinnati Bengals signed Otten to the practice squad.[10] On September 16, the Bengals cut Otten.[11]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

The Minnesota Vikings signed Otten to the practice squad on November 12, 2014 and released Otten on May 7, 2015.[12][13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Del Oro High School Class of 2008". Loomis News. June 4, 2008. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Ryan Otten". San Jose State Spartans. Archived from the original on April 3, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ryan Otten". San Diego Chargers. Archived from the original on December 13, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  4. "Ryan Otten Combine Player Profile". NFL. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  5. "Ryan Otten". NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  6. "Jaguars agree to terms with 23 Rookie Free Agents".
  7. "Michael Harris to IR".
  8. "Nine signed to future deals".
  9. Chargers Trim Roster; Waive 11 Players
  10. Hobson, Geoff (September 9, 2014). "Bengals moving Still back to roster; TE Otten signed to practice squad". Cincinnati Bengals. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  11. Hobson, Geoff (September 16, 2014). "Notes: Bengals re-sign TE Brock, Smith to IR; Inactive list may be full of inactives; Stat check". Cincinnati Bengals. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  12. http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/Vikings-Waive-5-Players/99febb2f-685c-464f-b7b8-36c923ef6cf3
  13. http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2014/11/12/vikings-re-sign-ryan-otten-practice-squad/

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