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Bryan Bulaga
T #75
Height:
6-5
Weight:
314
Age:
25
College:
Iowa
Experience:
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Biography

  • Started 33 contests at right tackle in his first three seasons as a pro.
  • Was limited to nine games in 2012 after sustaining a season-ending hip injury in the first half of the Week 9 contest vs. Arizona.
  • Opened the final 12 games of 2010 and the entire postseason at RT after taking over for injured veteran Mark Tauscher (shoulder), the most regular-season starts by a Packers rookie tackle since Tauscher’s 14 in 2000.
  • Named to the Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie team in 2010.
  • Started 23 of 26 games at left tackle over his final two college seasons at Iowa, missing three games in 2009 due to thyroid condition.
  • Was the first offensive lineman selected in the first round by the Packers since 1997 (Ross Verba) and the third offensive lineman from Iowa taken in the first round in team history (Verba, Ron Hallstrom in 1982).
  • A star two-way player as a high schooler, he was recruited by several major college programs as a defensive lineman.

 
Pro Highlights:

  • Played in 37 games with 33 starts at right tackle in his first three seasons as a pro.
  • Part of a line that has helped the Packers average 28.8 points per game from 2010-12, No. 3 in the NFL over that span, and 374.2 yards per game, No. 6 in the league.
  • Was limited to nine games in 2012 after sustaining a season-ending hip injury in the first half of the Week 9 contest vs. Arizona.
  • Allowed just one sack in 2011, according to STATS LLC.
  • As a rookie in 2010, started the final 12 regular-season games and all four postseason contests at RT after taking over for veteran Mark Tauscher (shoulder).
  • His 12 starts in ’10 were the most in the regular season by a Packers rookie tackle since Tauscher’s 14 in 2000.
  • Named to the All-Rookie team by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA in 2010.
  • Capped his impressive rookie season by becoming the youngest player, according to STATS LLC, to ever start in the Super Bowl (21 years, 322 days) and turned in a commendable performance against Pittsburgh pass rusher LaMarr Woodley.
  • Was the fourth offensive tackle selected in the 2010 NFL Draft (No. 23 overall). Became the first offensive lineman to be selected in the first round by the Packers since Ross Verba in 1997 and the third Iowa offensive lineman to be selected in the first round in team history (Verba, Ron Hallstrom in 1982).


2012 SEASON
: Opened each of the first nine games at RT before a hip injury cut short his season…Helped the offense rank No. 5 in the league in scoring (27.1) and No. 2 in fewest giveaways (16), which also was tied for the second-fewest turnovers in franchise history…Vs. San Francisco (Sept. 9): Part of a line that allowed QB Aaron Rodgers time to complete 30 of 44 passes for 303 yards and two TDs against a talented 49ers front seven…Vs. New Orleans (Sept. 30): Helped the offense register 421 yards and a season-high 30 first downs. Part of a line that did not allow a sack and helped Rodgers connect on 31 of 41 passes for 319 yards and four TDs…At Houston (Oct. 14): Member of a line that turned in an outstanding all-around performance in the 42-24 win against what was the NFL’s No. 3-ranked defense entering the game. Helped the offense produce 427 yards, including 338 passing yards and a franchise-record-tying six TD passes from Rodgers…At St. Louis (Oct. 21): Spent much of the game matched up with standout DE Chris Long, limiting him to just one assisted tackle and no sacks as Rodgers threw for 342 yards and three TDs with no INTs on 30-of-37 passing…Vs. Arizona (Nov. 4): Suffered a hip injury on a second-quarter run by WR Randall Cobb, who had lined up in the backfield on the play. Did not return to the game and the injury was later deemed a season-ending one. Was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 12.

2011: Started all 12 games that he appeared in, as well as the team’s playoff contest…Helped the offense set franchise records for points (560), also the second most in NFL history, total net yards (6,482), total net passing yards (4,924) and fewest giveaways (14)…Blocked for Rodgers as he was named the NFL Most Valuable Player by The Associated Press after setting an NFL single-season record for passer rating (122.5) and team marks for touchdown passes (45), passing yards (4,643), yards per attempt (9.25), completion percentage (68.3) and 300-yard games (eight)…Allowed just one sack on the season, according to STATS LLC…Started each of the first three games before suffering a knee injury at Chicago in Week 3, which forced him to miss the next two contests (vs. Denver, at Atlanta)…Sustained a sprain around his kneecap at Kansas City in Week 15 and was sidelined for the final two regular-season games vs. Chicago and Detroit…At Carolina (Sept. 18): Helped the offense register a 419-yard, 30-point outing and match a season low with only one sack allowed. Made a key drive block on DE Greg Hardy on RB James Starks’ game-long 40-yard run in the third quarter…At Minnesota (Oct. 23): Helped block for another prolific performance by Rodgers, one that saw him throw for 335 yards and three TDs en route to the second-highest passer rating of his career (146.5). Was an integral part of the “four-minute” situational drive at the end of the game that allowed Starks to pound out 55 yards on six carries as the Packers ran out the final 2:30…Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 14): Helped the offense rack up 38 points and provided time for Rodgers to complete 23 of 30 passes for 250 yards and four TDs. It marked his third straight 140-plus rating game as Rodgers joined Kurt Warner (1999) as the only QBs in NFL history to accomplish that feat…At Detroit (Nov. 24): Helped silence a vaunted Detroit front, allowing Rodgers time to complete 22 of 33 passes for 307 yards and two TDs as he posted an NFL-record 11th straight game with a 110-plus passer rating…At N.Y. Giants (Dec. 4): Held up well in protection once again, facing several of the Giants’ talented linemen as the offense allowed only two sacks. Helped Rodgers throw for 369 yards, his franchise-record eighth 300-yard game of the season, and four TDs.

2010: Competed in training camp for the starting LG position, began the season as the top reserve at LT and LG, and then took over as the starting RT in Week 5 when Tauscher was lost for the season to a shoulder injury…Went on to start the final 12 games of the regular season and the entire postseason at RT…Named to the All-Rookie team by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA…At Philadelphia (Sept. 12): Made his NFL debut on special teams, blocking on FGs and PATs…Vs. Buffalo (Sept. 19): Saw his first regular-season playing time at LT in relief of Chad Clifton (knee), entering the game with just under six minutes left in the second quarter and playing the rest of the way…At Washington (Oct. 10): Made first NFL start at Washington (Oct. 10), at RT in place of Tauscher. Blocked for team’s season-high 157 rushing yards on just 17 carries (9.2 avg.), the first time in franchise history that the Packers rushed for 150-plus yards on fewer than 20 attempts in a regular-season game…Vs. Pittsburgh (Super Bowl XLV, Feb. 6): Became the youngest player, according to STATS LLC, to start in the Super Bowl (21 years, 322 days), besting the mark set by Denver WR Ricky Nattiel (22 years, six days) in Super Bowl XXII vs. Washington. Turned in one of his best performances of the season against Woodley, limiting him to just one sack…2010 Draft: Selected in the first round at No. 23 overall, the fourth OT taken. Became the first offensive lineman selected in the first round by the Packers since Verba in ’97 and the third Iowa offensive lineman selected in the first round in team history (Verba, Hallstrom in ’82).

COLLEGE: Played in 30 games for Iowa with 28 starts in three seasons, 23 of them at LT…Allowed just 3½ sacks and was penalized only five times in his career…Played with current teammates Mike Daniels, Dezman Moses and Micah Hyde with the Hawkeyes…Chose Iowa in part because of the opportunity to play offensive line, and also because Iowa City reminded him most of his hometown…Majored in communication studies…Junior season (2009): Started 10 of 13 games at LT, missing three games following the season opener with a thyroid condition…A cold or flu virus settled into his thyroid, causing weakness and fatigue during any periods of exertion…Even after returning to the lineup, needed another three games to feel back to full strength…Still, was named Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, becoming the sixth Hawkeye to receive the honor, along with Robert Gallery (2003), Eric Steinbach (2002), Mike Devlin (1992), Dave Croston (1986) and Mike Haight (1985)…Also was a first-team All-America selection by Sporting News, with other All-America honors coming from the Walter Camp Football Foundation and The Associated Press (both second team), CollegeFootballNews.com (third team), and Pro Football Weekly (honorable mention)…Named first-team All-Big Ten by the league’s coaches and media, Sporting News and Phil Steele’s College Football…One of four juniors named to team’s 2009 leadership group…Allowed two sacks on 392 pass plays, both coming vs. Michigan DE Brandon Graham (Oct. 10), the No. 13 overall pick in the first round of the 2010 draft by Philadelphia who had 3½ total tackles for loss in the contest…Closed college career at Orange Bowl in Miami vs. Georgia Tech (Jan. 5), limiting DE Derrick Morgan, drafted No. 16 overall in the first round by Tennessee in 2010, to just three tackles; key block on Morgan cleared way for RB Brandon Wegher’s 32-yard TD run to seal 24-14 win…Sophomore season (2008): Started all 13 games at LT, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors from league’s coaches and honorable mention from media…Named first-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele’s College Football and Sophomore All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com…In 835 total snaps, was penalized just twice, and on 320 pass plays allowed only 1½ sacks…Helped rushing offense, led by future N.Y. Jets draft pick RB Shonn Greene, top 200 yards six times…Made first start at LT vs. Maine (Aug. 30)…Aided ground game in churning out season-best 254 rushing yards, including 217 with four TDs from Greene, vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 18)…Helped offense rush for 248 yards vs. Purdue (Nov. 15), and on 14-yard TD run by Greene, threw a block on fellow 2010 Green Bay draftee Mike Neal, though the two did not go head-to-head throughout the game…Freshman season (2007): Played in seven games, with five starts at LG, playing every offensive snap in those five starts to close the season…One of 11 true freshmen to see action for the Hawkeyes…Named to Freshman All-Big Ten team by Sporting News…After coming off the bench to play in season opener vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 1), missed the next five contests with a shoulder injury…Made his first career start, at LG, at Purdue (Oct. 20)…Started at LG vs. Michigan State (Oct. 27) as offense rushed for 230 yards in double-OT win to start a three-game winning streak. 

PERSONAL: Given name Bryan Joseph Bulaga...Last name is pronounced buh-LAH-guh…Born in Barrington, Ill. …Married, wife’s name is Abbie…High school: As a senior at Marian Central Catholic High (Woodstock, Ill.), earned Parade and PrepStar first-team All-America honors, plus second-team recognition from USA Today…Also earned first-team all-state honors from the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association, the Chicago Tribune and the Champaign News-Gazette, and was named Suburban Catholic Conference and Northwest Herald Area Player of the Year…A two-year varsity captain who did not allow a sack as a LT in his career; also played DE, LB and TE…As a junior, was named first-team all-area by the Chicago Sun-Times…In his career, recorded 261 career tackles, with 46 for loss, 31 sacks and one INT, with 23 of the sacks coming at DE as a senior…As a TE, posted 35 career receptions for 665 yards (19.0 avg.) and 10 TDs, plus three two-point conversions…Also lettered one year each in baseball and basketball…Community involvement: Participated in the Green Bay Packers Golf Invitational in Kohler, Wis. …Helped coach kids at the annual Junior Power Pack football clinic…Also supported the Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer with an autograph signing and attended the local Families of Children with Cancer holiday party…Participated in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon…In college, participated in an effort to help flood victims in Cedar Rapids, Iowa…Hobbies/interests: Once worked at his uncle’s Avis rental-car business…Visited Atlantis last offseason and Jamaica this past offseason...Enjoys watching movies, reading, and playing golf and video games…Lists Game of Thrones as his favorite TV show and The Dark Knight as his favorite movie…Residence: Crystal Lake, Ill.

  • Started 33 contests at right tackle in his first three seasons as a pro.
  • Was limited to nine games in 2012 after sustaining a season-ending hip injury in the first half of the Week 9 contest vs. Arizona.
  • Opened the final 12 games of 2010 and the entire postseason at RT after taking over for injured veteran Mark Tauscher (shoulder), the most regular-season starts by a Packers rookie tackle since Tauscher’s 14 in 2000.
  • Named to the Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie team in 2010.
  • Started 23 of 26 games at left tackle over his final two college seasons at Iowa, missing three games in 2009 due to thyroid condition.
  • Was the first offensive lineman selected in the first round by the Packers since 1997 (Ross Verba) and the third offensive lineman from Iowa taken in the first round in team history (Verba, Ron Hallstrom in 1982).
  • A star two-way player as a high schooler, he was recruited by several major college programs as a defensive lineman.

 
Pro Highlights:

  • Played in 37 games with 33 starts at right tackle in his first three seasons as a pro.
  • Part of a line that has helped the Packers average 28.8 points per game from 2010-12, No. 3 in the NFL over that span, and 374.2 yards per game, No. 6 in the league.
  • Was limited to nine games in 2012 after sustaining a season-ending hip injury in the first half of the Week 9 contest vs. Arizona.
  • Allowed just one sack in 2011, according to STATS LLC.
  • As a rookie in 2010, started the final 12 regular-season games and all four postseason contests at RT after taking over for veteran Mark Tauscher (shoulder).
  • His 12 starts in ’10 were the most in the regular season by a Packers rookie tackle since Tauscher’s 14 in 2000.
  • Named to the All-Rookie team by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA in 2010.
  • Capped his impressive rookie season by becoming the youngest player, according to STATS LLC, to ever start in the Super Bowl (21 years, 322 days) and turned in a commendable performance against Pittsburgh pass rusher LaMarr Woodley.
  • Was the fourth offensive tackle selected in the 2010 NFL Draft (No. 23 overall). Became the first offensive lineman to be selected in the first round by the Packers since Ross Verba in 1997 and the third Iowa offensive lineman to be selected in the first round in team history (Verba, Ron Hallstrom in 1982).


2012 SEASON
: Opened each of the first nine games at RT before a hip injury cut short his season…Helped the offense rank No. 5 in the league in scoring (27.1) and No. 2 in fewest giveaways (16), which also was tied for the second-fewest turnovers in franchise history…Vs. San Francisco (Sept. 9): Part of a line that allowed QB Aaron Rodgers time to complete 30 of 44 passes for 303 yards and two TDs against a talented 49ers front seven…Vs. New Orleans (Sept. 30): Helped the offense register 421 yards and a season-high 30 first downs. Part of a line that did not allow a sack and helped Rodgers connect on 31 of 41 passes for 319 yards and four TDs…At Houston (Oct. 14): Member of a line that turned in an outstanding all-around performance in the 42-24 win against what was the NFL’s No. 3-ranked defense entering the game. Helped the offense produce 427 yards, including 338 passing yards and a franchise-record-tying six TD passes from Rodgers…At St. Louis (Oct. 21): Spent much of the game matched up with standout DE Chris Long, limiting him to just one assisted tackle and no sacks as Rodgers threw for 342 yards and three TDs with no INTs on 30-of-37 passing…Vs. Arizona (Nov. 4): Suffered a hip injury on a second-quarter run by WR Randall Cobb, who had lined up in the backfield on the play. Did not return to the game and the injury was later deemed a season-ending one. Was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 12.

2011: Started all 12 games that he appeared in, as well as the team’s playoff contest…Helped the offense set franchise records for points (560), also the second most in NFL history, total net yards (6,482), total net passing yards (4,924) and fewest giveaways (14)…Blocked for Rodgers as he was named the NFL Most Valuable Player by The Associated Press after setting an NFL single-season record for passer rating (122.5) and team marks for touchdown passes (45), passing yards (4,643), yards per attempt (9.25), completion percentage (68.3) and 300-yard games (eight)…Allowed just one sack on the season, according to STATS LLC…Started each of the first three games before suffering a knee injury at Chicago in Week 3, which forced him to miss the next two contests (vs. Denver, at Atlanta)…Sustained a sprain around his kneecap at Kansas City in Week 15 and was sidelined for the final two regular-season games vs. Chicago and Detroit…At Carolina (Sept. 18): Helped the offense register a 419-yard, 30-point outing and match a season low with only one sack allowed. Made a key drive block on DE Greg Hardy on RB James Starks’ game-long 40-yard run in the third quarter…At Minnesota (Oct. 23): Helped block for another prolific performance by Rodgers, one that saw him throw for 335 yards and three TDs en route to the second-highest passer rating of his career (146.5). Was an integral part of the “four-minute” situational drive at the end of the game that allowed Starks to pound out 55 yards on six carries as the Packers ran out the final 2:30…Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 14): Helped the offense rack up 38 points and provided time for Rodgers to complete 23 of 30 passes for 250 yards and four TDs. It marked his third straight 140-plus rating game as Rodgers joined Kurt Warner (1999) as the only QBs in NFL history to accomplish that feat…At Detroit (Nov. 24): Helped silence a vaunted Detroit front, allowing Rodgers time to complete 22 of 33 passes for 307 yards and two TDs as he posted an NFL-record 11th straight game with a 110-plus passer rating…At N.Y. Giants (Dec. 4): Held up well in protection once again, facing several of the Giants’ talented linemen as the offense allowed only two sacks. Helped Rodgers throw for 369 yards, his franchise-record eighth 300-yard game of the season, and four TDs.

2010: Competed in training camp for the starting LG position, began the season as the top reserve at LT and LG, and then took over as the starting RT in Week 5 when Tauscher was lost for the season to a shoulder injury…Went on to start the final 12 games of the regular season and the entire postseason at RT…Named to the All-Rookie team by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA…At Philadelphia (Sept. 12): Made his NFL debut on special teams, blocking on FGs and PATs…Vs. Buffalo (Sept. 19): Saw his first regular-season playing time at LT in relief of Chad Clifton (knee), entering the game with just under six minutes left in the second quarter and playing the rest of the way…At Washington (Oct. 10): Made first NFL start at Washington (Oct. 10), at RT in place of Tauscher. Blocked for team’s season-high 157 rushing yards on just 17 carries (9.2 avg.), the first time in franchise history that the Packers rushed for 150-plus yards on fewer than 20 attempts in a regular-season game…Vs. Pittsburgh (Super Bowl XLV, Feb. 6): Became the youngest player, according to STATS LLC, to start in the Super Bowl (21 years, 322 days), besting the mark set by Denver WR Ricky Nattiel (22 years, six days) in Super Bowl XXII vs. Washington. Turned in one of his best performances of the season against Woodley, limiting him to just one sack…2010 Draft: Selected in the first round at No. 23 overall, the fourth OT taken. Became the first offensive lineman selected in the first round by the Packers since Verba in ’97 and the third Iowa offensive lineman selected in the first round in team history (Verba, Hallstrom in ’82).

COLLEGE: Played in 30 games for Iowa with 28 starts in three seasons, 23 of them at LT…Allowed just 3½ sacks and was penalized only five times in his career…Played with current teammates Mike Daniels, Dezman Moses and Micah Hyde with the Hawkeyes…Chose Iowa in part because of the opportunity to play offensive line, and also because Iowa City reminded him most of his hometown…Majored in communication studies…Junior season (2009): Started 10 of 13 games at LT, missing three games following the season opener with a thyroid condition…A cold or flu virus settled into his thyroid, causing weakness and fatigue during any periods of exertion…Even after returning to the lineup, needed another three games to feel back to full strength…Still, was named Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, becoming the sixth Hawkeye to receive the honor, along with Robert Gallery (2003), Eric Steinbach (2002), Mike Devlin (1992), Dave Croston (1986) and Mike Haight (1985)…Also was a first-team All-America selection by Sporting News, with other All-America honors coming from the Walter Camp Football Foundation and The Associated Press (both second team), CollegeFootballNews.com (third team), and Pro Football Weekly (honorable mention)…Named first-team All-Big Ten by the league’s coaches and media, Sporting News and Phil Steele’s College Football…One of four juniors named to team’s 2009 leadership group…Allowed two sacks on 392 pass plays, both coming vs. Michigan DE Brandon Graham (Oct. 10), the No. 13 overall pick in the first round of the 2010 draft by Philadelphia who had 3½ total tackles for loss in the contest…Closed college career at Orange Bowl in Miami vs. Georgia Tech (Jan. 5), limiting DE Derrick Morgan, drafted No. 16 overall in the first round by Tennessee in 2010, to just three tackles; key block on Morgan cleared way for RB Brandon Wegher’s 32-yard TD run to seal 24-14 win…Sophomore season (2008): Started all 13 games at LT, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors from league’s coaches and honorable mention from media…Named first-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele’s College Football and Sophomore All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com…In 835 total snaps, was penalized just twice, and on 320 pass plays allowed only 1½ sacks…Helped rushing offense, led by future N.Y. Jets draft pick RB Shonn Greene, top 200 yards six times…Made first start at LT vs. Maine (Aug. 30)…Aided ground game in churning out season-best 254 rushing yards, including 217 with four TDs from Greene, vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 18)…Helped offense rush for 248 yards vs. Purdue (Nov. 15), and on 14-yard TD run by Greene, threw a block on fellow 2010 Green Bay draftee Mike Neal, though the two did not go head-to-head throughout the game…Freshman season (2007): Played in seven games, with five starts at LG, playing every offensive snap in those five starts to close the season…One of 11 true freshmen to see action for the Hawkeyes…Named to Freshman All-Big Ten team by Sporting News…After coming off the bench to play in season opener vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 1), missed the next five contests with a shoulder injury…Made his first career start, at LG, at Purdue (Oct. 20)…Started at LG vs. Michigan State (Oct. 27) as offense rushed for 230 yards in double-OT win to start a three-game winning streak. 

PERSONAL: Given name Bryan Joseph Bulaga...Last name is pronounced buh-LAH-guh…Born in Barrington, Ill. …Married, wife’s name is Abbie…High school: As a senior at Marian Central Catholic High (Woodstock, Ill.), earned Parade and PrepStar first-team All-America honors, plus second-team recognition from USA Today…Also earned first-team all-state honors from the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association, the Chicago Tribune and the Champaign News-Gazette, and was named Suburban Catholic Conference and Northwest Herald Area Player of the Year…A two-year varsity captain who did not allow a sack as a LT in his career; also played DE, LB and TE…As a junior, was named first-team all-area by the Chicago Sun-Times…In his career, recorded 261 career tackles, with 46 for loss, 31 sacks and one INT, with 23 of the sacks coming at DE as a senior…As a TE, posted 35 career receptions for 665 yards (19.0 avg.) and 10 TDs, plus three two-point conversions…Also lettered one year each in baseball and basketball…Community involvement: Participated in the Green Bay Packers Golf Invitational in Kohler, Wis. …Helped coach kids at the annual Junior Power Pack football clinic…Also supported the Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer with an autograph signing and attended the local Families of Children with Cancer holiday party…Participated in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon…In college, participated in an effort to help flood victims in Cedar Rapids, Iowa…Hobbies/interests: Once worked at his uncle’s Avis rental-car business…Visited Atlantis last offseason and Jamaica this past offseason...Enjoys watching movies, reading, and playing golf and video games…Lists Game of Thrones as his favorite TV show and The Dark Knight as his favorite movie…Residence: Crystal Lake, Ill.