Ryan Tannehill who was born on July 27, 1988 in Lubbock Texas. He has played QB for the Miami Dolphins and been in the NFL since 2012. He is a first round, overall 8th in the 2012 NFL draft.
10 interesting facts about the football player, Ryan Tannehill
Ryan Tannehill Facts #1:
Ryan Tannehill grew up in Lubbock Texas and went to Big Spring High school where he played Varsity football and basketball.
Ryan Tannehill Facts #2:
Ryan Tannehill in his junior and senior years totaled 7,768 passing yards, 1539 rushing yards and also caught 3 passes for 62 yards and compiles a 39.2 punt return average as the team’s punt returner.
Ryan Tannehill Facts #3:
Ryan Tannehill attended Texas A&M and redshirted his first year in 2008. In 2009, finishing third in the depth chart at QB, he was switched to play wide receiver. In his freshman year, he claimed a record catching 12 passes for 210 yards in his 5th game. He finished his first year 11 yards shy of the record with 844 receiving yards. He only threw the ball 1 time as a QB all season.
Ryan Tannehill Facts #4:
Ryan Tannehill in 2009 was beat out again for he QB job by Jerrod Johnson. He went back to wide receiver and finished the year with 46 catches for 609 yards and 4 TDs. Over 80% of the 46 catches went for TDs or 1st downs and he received All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors. He only threw the ball 8 times as a QB all season.
Ryan Tannehill Facts #5:
Ryan Tannehill in 2010 started to make the switch to QB splitting time with Aggies starter Jerrod Johnson. By mid season, Tannehill was the starting QB and went on to help Texas A&M maintain its top 25 ranking. He also punted twice during the end of the season.
Ryan Tannehill Facts #6:
Ryan Tannehill in 2011 started all 13 games for Texas A&M and was the Team Captain. He ended the season with a 133.2 QBR, 3,744 passing yards, 29 TDs, 15 INTs, and a 61.6% completion percentage.
Ryan Tannehill Facts #7:
Ryan Tannehill with only 20 games played at QB finished his college career with 5,450 passing yards, 42 TDs, 21 INTs, 369 rushing yards, 5 rushing TDs, 1,596 yards receiving with 10 receiving TDs.
Ryan Tannehill Facts #8:
Ryan Tannehill was ranked the #4 QB in the 2012 NFL draft class behind Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Brandon Weeden.
Ryan Tannehill Facts #9:
Ryan Tannehill was the firs QB chosen by the Miami Dolphins in the first round since 1983 when they drafted Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino. Tannehill signed his rookie contract paying him 4 years/$12.6 million with a fifth year option.
Ryan Tannehill Facts #10:
Ryan Tannehill married his college sweetheart, Lauren Tannehill inn 2012. He planned on becoming an orthopedic surgeon if football hadn’t worked out for him.
Sources: CNN, Sporting News, Biography, ESPN, jockbio, ducksters, Forbes
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