With a bachelor’s degree in business management from Monterey Peninsula College, Ryan Vucina serves as the Chief Operating Manager of Vucina Construction, Inc., located in Carmel, California. With a history of being a team player, during his high school years Ryan Vucina was recognized as an all-league offensive tackle and received a scholar/athlete award.
Offensive tackles are among the most highly payed players on an NFL football team. Their job is to protect the quarterback from attackers of varied size and speed. Offensive tackles need to think quickly and analyze the other team’s approach in an effort to let the quarterback make his play. Successful offensive tackles will possess three important qualities:
- Size: Usually the biggest players on the team, offensive tackles must be able to absorb the weight of 300- to 350-pound attackers who are trying to knock them over to get to the football.
- Long, strong arms: Offensive tackles sometimes have to reach out and stop players from getting to the football. That may mean physically lifting them out of the way.
- Fast feet: In order to protect the quarterback, the offensive tackle must be able to adjust quickly left, right, or backwards, depending on the location of the play.
As Chief Operations Manager with Vucina Construction, Inc., Ryan Vucina guides a Pacific Grove, California, company that undertakes quality projects throughout the Monterey peninsula.