Players

Ben Ijalana
T #71
Height:
6-4
Weight:
322
College:
Villanova
Hometown:
Hainesport, N.J.
Experience:
3
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 4 0
2013 NYJ 0 0
2011 IND 4 0

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Selected by the Colts in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft (49th Overall).

 

2012 (COLTS):

  • Placed on Injured Reserve on August 3, 2012.

 

2011 (COLTS):

  • Competed in four contests before being placed on Injured Reserve on October 5.
  • Made his NFL debut at Houston (9/11), seeing action on special teams.
  • Replaced an injured Anthony Castonzo at left tackle in the first quarter at Tampa Bay (10/3) before leaving the game with a knee injury.

 

COLLEGE:

  • A four-year performer at Villanova who started all 53 career games at left tackle.
  • Is one of four players in school history to earn All-America honors in multiple seasons, one of 10 school offensive linemen to gain All-America notice and one of two to earn all-conference honors three times.
  • Villanova posted a 40-13 record during his collegiate career.
  • Started 14 games as a senior as the offense totaled an average of 194.9 rushing yards per game and 30.8 points per game.
  • Was a first-team All-America choice by The NFL Draft Report, Walter Camp and Sports Network and was a second-team selection by The Associated Press.
  • Was the only lineman candidate for the Walter Payton Award and the only FCS player on the Outland Trophy watch list.
  • Was an All-CAA first-team choice for third straight year.
  • Opened 15 games as a junior as the school won the FCS national championship.
  • Was named a First Team All-CAA selection for the second straight year while earning First Team All-America honors by Walter Camp and the Sports Network. Was a Second Team All-America choice by The Associated Press.
  • Started 13 games as sophomore and was named a First Team All-CAA choice.
  • Started 11 games as a true freshman.
  • Majored in criminal justice.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Rancocas Valley High School in Mount Holly, N.J. for his final two prep years after transferring from Willingboro (N.J.) High School.
  • Also lettered in wrestling.
  • Helped build a Colts-themed playground at Joyce Kilmer Academy.
  • Participated in the NFL PLAY 60 Super School visit during Super Bowl XLVI.
  • Pronounced (EYE-juh-lah-nuh).
  • Born in New Brunswick, N.J.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Selected by the Colts in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft (49th Overall).

 

2012 (COLTS):

  • Placed on Injured Reserve on August 3, 2012.

 

2011 (COLTS):

  • Competed in four contests before being placed on Injured Reserve on October 5.
  • Made his NFL debut at Houston (9/11), seeing action on special teams.
  • Replaced an injured Anthony Castonzo at left tackle in the first quarter at Tampa Bay (10/3) before leaving the game with a knee injury.

 

COLLEGE:

  • A four-year performer at Villanova who started all 53 career games at left tackle.
  • Is one of four players in school history to earn All-America honors in multiple seasons, one of 10 school offensive linemen to gain All-America notice and one of two to earn all-conference honors three times.
  • Villanova posted a 40-13 record during his collegiate career.
  • Started 14 games as a senior as the offense totaled an average of 194.9 rushing yards per game and 30.8 points per game.
  • Was a first-team All-America choice by The NFL Draft Report, Walter Camp and Sports Network and was a second-team selection by The Associated Press.
  • Was the only lineman candidate for the Walter Payton Award and the only FCS player on the Outland Trophy watch list.
  • Was an All-CAA first-team choice for third straight year.
  • Opened 15 games as a junior as the school won the FCS national championship.
  • Was named a First Team All-CAA selection for the second straight year while earning First Team All-America honors by Walter Camp and the Sports Network. Was a Second Team All-America choice by The Associated Press.
  • Started 13 games as sophomore and was named a First Team All-CAA choice.
  • Started 11 games as a true freshman.
  • Majored in criminal justice.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Rancocas Valley High School in Mount Holly, N.J. for his final two prep years after transferring from Willingboro (N.J.) High School.
  • Also lettered in wrestling.
  • Helped build a Colts-themed playground at Joyce Kilmer Academy.
  • Participated in the NFL PLAY 60 Super School visit during Super Bowl XLVI.
  • Pronounced (EYE-juh-lah-nuh).
  • Born in New Brunswick, N.J.