Player Bio

Raymond Ventrone
DB #41
Height:
5-10
Weight:
200
College:
Villanova
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Experience:
7
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 89 61 53 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 SF 16 11 8 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 12 6 4 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 14 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 16 19 18 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CLE 14 15 14 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NE 15 7 6 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 NE 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 NE 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 89 1 0 35 35 0.4 0 35 1 100 1 0 0
2013 SF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 12 1 0.1 35 35 2.9 0 35 1 100 1 0 0
2011 CLE 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CLE 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 NE 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 NE 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 NE 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 89 4 47 11.8 17 0 0 0 0 0
2013 SF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 16 4 47 11.8 17 0 0 0 0 0
2009 CLE 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 NE 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 NE 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 NE 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally signed by New England as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2005… Waived by New England on September 3, 2005… Signed by New England to the practice squad on September 4, 2005… Waived by New England on September 7, 2005… Signed by New England to the practice squad on September 9, 2005… Signed by New England to the active roster on January 30, 2006… Waived by New England on February 13, 2007… Signed by the New York Jets on February 21, 2007… Waived by the Jets on September 2, 2007… Signed by the Jets to the practice squad on September 4, 2007… Waived by the Jets on September 12, 2007… Signed by New England to the practice squad on September 19, 2007… Signed by New England to the active roster on November 3, 2007… Waived by New England on November 7, 2007… Signed by New England to the practice squad on November 9, 2007… Signed by New England to the active roster on December 22, 2007… Waived by New England on September 5, 2009… Signed by Cleveland on September 16, 2009.

Career Transactions: Originally signed by New England as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2005… Waived by New England on September 3, 2005… Signed by New England to the practice squad on September 4, 2005… Waived by New England on September 7, 2005… Signed by New England to the practice squad on September 9, 2005… Signed by New England to the active roster on January 30, 2006… Waived by New England on February 13, 2007… Signed by the New York Jets on February 21, 2007… Waived by the Jets on September 2, 2007… Signed by the Jets to the practice squad on September 4, 2007… Waived by the Jets on September 12, 2007… Signed by New England to the practice squad on September 19, 2007… Signed by New England to the active roster on November 3, 2007… Waived by New England on November 7, 2007… Signed by New England to the practice squad on November 9, 2007… Signed by New England to the active roster on December 22, 2007… Waived by New England on September 5, 2009… Signed by Cleveland on September 16, 2009.

Seasonal Reviews:

2011: Appeared in 14 games in a reserve role and posted three special teams tackles… Missed two contests due to a hamstring injury.

2010: Appeared in all 16 games in a reserve role… Tied for fifth on the club with nine special teams tackles… Also recovered a fumble on special teams… Part of a kickoff coverage group that led the NFL by allowing an average of only 17.8-yards per return… Also a member of a punt coverage unit that allowed an average of 7.1 yards per return, a figure that was fifth-best in the NFL… Named third alternate as a special teamer for the Pro Bowl... Added 10 tackles and a forced fumble on defense… Recorded a fumble recovery on kickoff coverage vs. New England (11/7) at the Patriots’ 19, leading to a Peyton Hillis 2-yard TD run two plays later… Notched three tackles on defense and one forced fumble at Jacksonville (11/21)… Returned four kickoffs for 47 yards in finale against Pittsburgh (1/2/11)… Had a season-high two special teams tackles on three occasions.

2009: Appeared in 14 games, posting 12 special teams tackles, a figure which was third on the team… Had a pair of special teams stops at Chicago (11/1) and at Detroit (11/22)… Also played a key role on both kickoff return and kickoff coverage, helping the Browns to an NFL-best average starting position of 31.4 and to a league-best defensive kickoff return average of 18.9… Made Browns debut at Denver (9/20)… Added three tackles on defense, all of which came in finale vs. Jacksonville (1/3/10).

2008: Saw action in the first 15 games of the season, recording six tackles on special teams… Spent time on the special teams coverage units and also saw limited time as a wide receiver.

2007: Appeared in two regular season games and two playoff contests while also spending time on the Patriots’ practice squad… Made his NFL debut, against Indianapolis Colts (11/4) and saw action on special teams… Notched first career special teams tackle against the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII (2/3/08).

2006: Placed on injured reserve on August 30 and missed the entire season.

2005: Spent 15 weeks on the Patriots’ practice squad.

College: Appeared in 35 games at Villanova University (2001-04), registering 251 tackles (198 solo), two sacks, 11 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries… Selected to the All Atlantic-10 Conference first team as a junior… Majored in finance.

Personal: Born Raymond Ventrone in Pittsburgh, Pa… Goes by the nickname “Bubba”… A three-time all-conference performer at Chartiers Valley (Pa.) High School… Set three high school records in track and field: long jump (22’6”), triple jump (45’1”) and 100M (10.8)… Active in the Cleveland community participating in several ‘Shop with a Pro’ events… Brother, Ross, who also played at Villanova, is a defensive back for the New England Patriots… Married (Katie) with two daughters (Ava and Ella).

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