- Started a career-high 16 games at RT last season and helped the offense rank in the top 10 in several categories, including points per game (No. 4, 27.0), yards per game (No. 8, 368.8) and first downs (No. 7, 349).
- Opened all 12 games he appeared in at RT in 2015, blocking for RBs Eddie Lacy (758) and James Starks (601) as they became the first Green Bay duo since 1985 to both rush for 600-plus yards in the same season.
- Started 15 contests in 2014 and helped the offense rank No. 1 in the league in scoring (30.4), No. 6 in yards per game (386.1) and tied for No. 1 in giveaways with a franchise-record 13.
- Was part of a line that allowed just nine sacks in the final eight games in ’14, the second-fewest allowed by an offensive line in the NFL over the final eight games behind only Denver (eight).
- Helped the offense finish tied for No. 9 in the league in sacks allowed with 30 that season, the fewest given up by Green Bay since 2007 (19).
- Blocked for QB Aaron Rodgers as he ranked No. 1 in the NFL in TD/INT ratio (7.60, 38/5), No. 2 in passer rating (112.2), No. 2 in yards per attempt (8.43) and No. 3 in TD passes (38) on his way to earning NFL Most Valuable Player honors from The Associated Press in ’14.
- Spent the entire 2013 season on injured reserve after sustaining a significant knee injury in the team’s annual Family Night scrimmage at Lambeau Field in early August.
- Played in 37 games with 33 starts at right tackle in his first three seasons as a pro.
- Was part of a line that 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.
- Started all 12 games that he appeared in and 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 injured 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 at the time, 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).
- Signed a contract extension with the team on March 11, 2015.
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…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 get back to full strength…Despite dealing with that, was named the 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 AP (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 the 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 NFL Draft by Philadelphia who had 3½ total tackles for loss in the contest…Closed his college career at the 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 the league’s coaches and honorable mention from the media…Named first-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele’s College Football and Sophomore All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com…On 835 total snaps, was penalized just twice, and on 320 pass plays, allowed only 1½ sacks…Helped the rushing offense, led by future N.Y. Jets draft pick RB Shonn Greene, top 200 yards six times…Made his first start at LT vs. Maine (Aug. 30)…Aided the ground game in churning out a season-best 254 rushing yards, including 217 with four TDs from Greene, vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 18)…Helped the offense rush for 248 yards vs. Purdue (Nov. 15), and on a 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 the Freshman All-Big Ten team by Sporting News…After coming off the bench to play in the 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 the offense rushed for 230 yards in the double-OT win to start a three-game winning streak.
Given name Bryan Joseph Bulaga…Last name is pronounced buh-LAH-guh…Born in Barrington, Ill. …Married, wife’s name is Abbie…The couple has a 2-year-old son, Declan, and an infant daughter, Cameron…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, he did not allow a sack as a LT in his career…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…Also played DE, LB and TE…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…Residence: Bradenton, Fla.