2007
Game 1 vs. Pittsburgh 9/9: Appeared on special teams…Game 2 vs. Cincinnati 9/16: Appeared on special teams…Game 3 at Oakland 9/23: Appeared on special teams…Game 4 vs. Baltimore 9/30: Appeared on special teams…Game 5 at New England 10/7: Appeared on special teams…Game 6 vs. Miami 10/14: Appeared on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 7 at St. Louis 10/28: Appeared on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 8 vs. Seattle 11/4: Appeared on special teams…Game 9 at Pittsburgh 11/11: Appeared on special teams…Game 10 at Baltimore 11/18: Appeared on special teams…Game 11 vs. Houston 11/25: Appeared on special teams…Game 12 at Arizona 12/2: Appeared on special teams…Game 13 at N.Y. Jets 12/9: Appeared on special teams…Game 14 vs. Buffalo 12/16: Appeared on special teams…Game 15 at Cincinnati 12/23: Appeared on special teams…Game 16 vs. San Francisco 12/30: Appeared on special teams.

2006
Appeared in all 16 regular season games with the Browns as the long snapper for field goal, PAT and punting situations…Adjusted well to working with free agent punter Dave Zastudil who averaged a career-high 44.0 average and a net punting average of 38.4…Finished the year with a single-season career high of 8 special teams tackles.

2005
In his third season with the Browns, appeared in 11 games as the long snapper for field goal, PAT and punting situations…Helped the special teams as K Phil Dawson established a career-high 27 FGs made and matched a career-high 100 points…Worked well with new P Kyle Richardson to average 40.8 yards per punt and a net of 34.0 avg.…Added 1 special teams tackle…Missed the final five regular season games with a back injury, and was placed on Injured-Reserve on Nov. 28.

2004
Played 16 games for the second-consecutive season…Game 1 vs. Baltimore 9/12: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Added 1 special teams tackle…Game 2 at Dallas 9/19: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Game 3 at N.Y. Giants 9/26: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Game 4 vs. Washington 10/3: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Game 5 at Pittsburgh 10/10: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Game 6 vs. Cincinnati 10/17: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Game 7 vs. Philadelphia 10/24: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Game 8 at Baltimore 11/7: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Game 9 vs. Pittsburgh 11/14: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Game 10 vs. N.Y. Jets 11/21: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Game 11 at Cincinnati 11/28: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Game 12 vs. New England 12/5: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Game 13 at Buffalo 12/12: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Game 14 vs. San Diego 12/19: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Game 15 at Miami 12/26: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations…Game 16 at Houston 1/2: Appeared on special teams as LS for FG and punting situations.

2003
Solidified the long snapping position for the Browns as a fifth round selection out of Rice…Appeared in all 16 regular season games as the long snapper for field goal, PAT and punt units…Added 5 special teams tackles…Made his NFL debut vs. Indianapolis on Sept. 7, with 1 special teams tackle…Added 1 special teams tackle at San Francisco on Sept. 21, vs. San Diego on Oct. 19, and 2 special teams tackles vs. Baltimore on Dec. 21.

College Highlights
Important special teams contributor as the Owls’ deep snapper…In 2000, played in 11 games on special teams…Credited with 5 tackles on the season…In 1999, played in all 11 games on special teams, and had coverage tackles vs. Houston, Tulsa and Fresno State…Redshirted in 1998.

Personal
Attended W.P. Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas... Three-year letterman and starter...First-team all-district 20-5A selection as a senior after receiving honorable mention as a junior...Offensive Lineman-of-the-Year for the Rangers and team co-captain...Two-year member of the academic all-district team...Three-year member of the National Honor Society and four-time winner of Clements’ academic excellence award...Also competed in track & field...Great-grandfather, Victor Hurt, was on the coaching staff of SMU’s 1935 team that won the Knute Rockne Trophy, emblematic of the national championship…Full Name: Ryan David Pontbriand (pownt-bree-AWND)…Born Oct. 1, 1979, in Houston…Active in the Cleveland community with support to various charitable endeavors including building a home for Habitat For Humanity program, the Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway program and Shoes and Coats for Kids…Married the former Nicole Magliaro, in the summer of 2004 in Houston…Received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Rice.