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Ryan Lamont Pickett was born in Zephyrhills, Florida on October 8, 1979. Pickett played football at Zephyrhills High during his high school career. He was named one of the top 25 players in the country by the National Recruiting Advisor. During his senior year Pickett made 119 tackles and seven sacks.
Ryan Pickett played college football at Ohio State. He was a three year starter and played both defensive tackle positions. As a true freshman Ryan played in every game and started the last nine games at right defensive tackle. As a sophomore Pickett started the whole season and was named All Big Ten honorable mention. He had a career high 48 tackles and three sacks. As a Junior Ryan switched sides and played left defensive tackle. He had a total of 39 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles. Pickett didn’t play for Ohio State his senior year. Instead he applied for the NFL draft.
During the 2001 NFL draft Ryan Pickett was chosen by the St. Louis Rams in the first round. He signed a five year $5.995 million contract. In 2002, Pickett had a breakout year starting 14 games at left defensive tackle and finishing the season second on the team in tackles with 107. In 2005, Pickett started all 16 games with the St. Louis Rams. During the 2005 season Pickett had the highest total tackles for any defensive lineman in the NFL that season. After the 2005 season Pickett became an unrestricted free agent.
On March 17th, 2006, The Green Bay Packers signed Pickett to a four year $14 million free agent contract. In his first season with the Green Bay Packers, Ryan Pickett started in all 16 games. Pickett made 92 tackles, one fumble recovery and a career best seven passes defended. In 2007 Pickett played in 14 games and had a total of 39 tackles and recorded his first sack as a Packer. In 2010, Ryan Pickett signed a three year deal with the Packers on the defensive line.
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