Ryan Nassib

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Ryan Nassib
No. 9     New York Giants
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-10) March 10, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school: Malvern (PA)
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 110
Debuted in 2014 for the New York Giants
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Pass attempts 5
Pass completions 4
Percentage 80
TD-INT 0-0
Passing yards 60
Passer rating 116.7
Stats at NFL.com

Ryan Lindley Nassib (born March 10, 1990) is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Syracuse University. Nassib was drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.

College career[edit]


Nassib received an athletic scholarship to attend Syracuse University, where he played for the Syracuse Orange football team from 2008 to 2012. He redshirted the 2008 season, sitting on the bench behind Cameron Dantley. Nassib was named as Syracuse's new starting quarterback during 2009 spring practices, jumping over Dantley and Andrew Robinson,.[1] After just one week of fall practice, however, head coach Doug Marrone named Duke transfer Greg Paulus as the team's 2009 starter.[2] Backing up Paulus, Nassib played 10 games during the 2009 season where he played a role in specific offensive packages against Minnesota and Northwestern. Against Penn State, he completed 4 of 5 passes for 30 yards, including his first completion on his first career pass. He ended the 2009 season throwing for 422 yards and three touchdowns with a 116.69 QB rating.[3]


With Paulus departing, Ryan moved up the depth chart as he became the starter for the Orange for the 2010 season. Nassib threw at least one touchdown pass in eleven games as he tied for fourth on Syracuse's single-season record list with 19 touchdown passes. At Akron, Nassib led Syracuse to its first season-opening victory since 2003 as he threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns on 17 of 27 completions. Against Washington, he completed 17 of 35 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown as he also ran for 39 yards and one touchdown on seven carries. His 28-yard rushing touchdown was the first of his career. Against Maine, Nassib set a school record with five touchdown passes. Nassib piloted a 98 yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter and a three-yard touchdown completion to Marcus Sales to win the game against South Florida. The Orange finished the 2010 season with a 7-5 record and a Pinstripe Bowl win with Ryan completing 13-21 pass attempts for 239 yards and three touchdowns, including a career long 52-yard completion.[citation needed]


In the 2011 Season, he set the Syracuse single-season records for completion (259) and passing yards (2,685) and tied the mark for touchdown passes in one season (22). Down 15 points in the season opener against Wake Forest, Nassib led the Orange to a comeback win in overtime with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Van Chew. He finished the game completing 20 of 28 passes and 178 yards, including 8 consecutive passes in the fourth quarter and overtime. Nassib earned Big East Weekly Honor Roll recognition with a 25 for 37, 230 yard, one touchdown performance against USC. Nassib was once again named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll against Toledo as he completed 16 of 24 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns in an overtime victory. Although Syracuse ended the 2011 season with a disappointing 5-7 record, Nassib had a decent season as he had a .624 pass completion percentage record, 2,724 yards of total offense ranks second and 223.8 average passing yards.


Nassib started the 2012 season strong against Northwestern completing 45 of 66 passes for 482 yards and 4 touchdown passes as the Orange lost 41-42. His performance earned him Big East Offensive Player of the Week honors as he set Big East records for pass completions, pass attempts, and passing yards. Against the undefeated Louisville Cardinals in his last game at the Carrier Dome, Nassib led the Orange to a 45-26 victory as he completed 15 of 23 passes for 246 yards and 3 touchdown passes. With wins against Missouri and Temple, the Orange had a 7-5 record and were bowl eligible. Syracuse beat West Virginia 38-14 in the Pinstripe Bowl. In his final college game, Nassib completed 12 of 24 passing attempts for 134 yards, 1 interception, and 2 touchdown passes. Nassib was named the National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award winner presented by Fidelity Investments and he also made the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Team selection. The senior signal was named a to Pro Football Weekly's 2012 All-America Team. Nassib finished his career with Syracuse breaking the school total passing yards record (9,060), pass completions (780), and passing yards per game (201.3). Nassib became the fourth Big East quarterback to pass for more than 9,000 yards.[citation needed]


Season Games Comp. Att. Pct. Yards TD Int. Long Avg/Game Rating
2009 10 36 68 52.9 422 3 1 50 42.2 116.7
2010 13 202 358 56.4 2,334 19 8 52 179.5 124.2
2011 12 259 415 62.4 2,685 22 9 62 238.8 129.9
2012 13 294 471 62.4 3,749 26 10 68 288.4 143.3

Professional career[edit]

The New York Giants selected Nassib as a fourth round pick, with the 110th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. He backs up Eli Manning.


  1. ^ Bennett, Brian (March 30, 2009). "Nassib surprised, excited about being named Orange starter". Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Bennett, Brian (August 17, 2009). "Paulus will start for Syracuse". Retrieved December 20, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ryan Nassib stats". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 

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