Ryan McCollum

American football player (born 1998)
American football player
Ryan McCollum
No. 62 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1998-03-04) March 4, 1998 (age 26)
Spring, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Klein Oak (Spring, Texas)
College:Texas A&M
Undrafted:2021
Career history
  • Houston Texans (2021)*
  • Detroit Lions (2021)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2022–present)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:13
Games started:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Ryan McCollum (born March 4, 1998) is an American football center for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M.

College career

In August 2015, McCollum verbally committed to Oklahoma State.[1] On December 2, 2015, he decommitted from Oklahoma State, and committed to Texas A&M on December 13, 2015.[2][3] During his freshman year in 2017, he appeared in 13 games, with seven starts. During his sophomore year in 2018, he appeared in 12 games with seven starts. During his junior year in 2019, he appeared in eight games, and was awarded the Offensive Unselfish Leadership Award at the annual team banquet.[4]

During his senior year in 2020, he served as the offensive team captain in five games. He was named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week for the week ending December 7, 2020.[5] On January 6, 2021, he declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.[6][7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5+14 in
(1.96 m)
307 lb
(139 kg)
33+58 in
(0.85 m)
10+14 in
(0.26 m)
5.30 s 1.89 s 3.03 s 4.80 s 7.71 s 29.5 in
(0.75 m)
8 ft 2 in
(2.49 m)
20 reps
All values from Pro Day[8]

Houston Texans

On May 14, 2021, the Houston Texans signed McCollum as an undrafted college free agent.[4]

Detroit Lions

On October 6, 2021, the Detroit Lions signed McCollum off the Texans' practice squad.[9]

On March 10, 2022, McCollum re-signed with the Lions.[10] On August 15, the Lions waived McCollum.[11]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On August 16, 2022, the Pittsburgh Steelers claimed McCollum off waivers from Detroit.[12] He was waived on August 30 and signed to the practice squad the next day.[13][14] McCollum was released by Pittsburgh on September 30,[15] and re–signed to the practice squad four days later. He signed a reserve/future contract on January 10, 2023.[16]

On August 29, 2023, McCollum was released by the Steelers.[17] He re-signed to the practice squad on September 13.[18] On January 17, 2024, he signed a reserve/futures contract with the Steelers.[19]

Personal life

On September 15, 2018, McCollum was arrested for reckless driving and evading a campus police officer; however, all of the charges were eventually dropped.[20]

References

  1. ^ Fredrickson, Kyle (August 2, 2015). "Oklahoma State football: Cowboys add verbal commitment from 2016 offensive tackle Ryan McCollum". The Oklahoman. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  2. ^ Powers, Greg (December 2, 2015). "Ryan McCollum Decommits from Oklahoma State". 247sports.com. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  3. ^ Taglienti, Michael (December 13, 2015). "Texas A&M Recruiting: Aggies add OL Commit Ryan McCollum". gigemgazette.com. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Sidhu, Deepi (June 28, 2021). "Meet OL Ryan McCollum". houstontexans.com. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  5. ^ Tarpley, Jeff (December 7, 2020). "A&M's Ryan McCollum named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week". 247sports.com. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  6. ^ Underwood, Hannah (January 6, 2021). "Texas A&M OL Ryan McCollum declares for 2021 NFL draft". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  7. ^ Stavenhagen, Casey (April 27, 2021). "Texas A&M center Ryan McCollum excited for 'next chapter'". The Battalion. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  8. ^ "2021 NFL Draft Scout Ryan McCollum College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved February 3, 2024.
  9. ^ Birkett, Dave (October 6, 2021). "Detroit Lions sign 2; Pro Bowl C Frank Ragnow could miss multiple weeks". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  10. ^ "Lions re-sign OLB Rashod Berry and C Ryan McCollum". detroitlions.com. Retrieved 2023-01-06.
  11. ^ Maakaron, John (15 August 2022). "Detroit Lions Waive Nolan Givan, Ryan McCollum, Release Garrett Griffin". Sports Illustrated Detroit Lions News, Analysis and More. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  12. ^ Varley, Teresa (August 16, 2022). "Steelers make roster moves on Tuesday". Steelers.com.
  13. ^ Varley, Teresa (August 30, 2022). "Steelers make first round of roster moves". Steelers.com.
  14. ^ Varley, Teresa (August 31, 2022). "Steelers add eight to practice squad". Steelers.com.
  15. ^ "NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/30/22". profootballrumors.com. Retrieved June 22, 2023.
  16. ^ "Steelers sign 10 to Reserve/Future contracts". Steelers.com. January 10, 2023.
  17. ^ Varley, Teresa (August 29, 2023). "Steelers trade Green, reduce roster to 53". Steelers.com.
  18. ^ "Roster moves continue for Steelers". Steelers.com. September 13, 2023.
  19. ^ Varley, Teresa (January 17, 2024). "Steelers sign 17 to Reserve/Future contracts". Steelers.com. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  20. ^ Brown, Travis L. (September 28, 2018). "Charges dropped against Texas A&M offensive lineman Ryan McCollum". The Bryan-College Station Eagle. Retrieved October 10, 2021.

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