Ryan Radcliff

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Ryan Radcliff
Central Michigan ChippewasNo. 8
Quarterback Senior
Major: Accounting
Date of birth: (1990-02-14) February 14, 1990 (age 24)
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career history
High school: Fairview High School,
Sherwood, Ohio
 College(s):
Bowl games
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com

Ryan Radcliff (born February 14, 1990) is an American football quarterback. He was the starting quarterback for the Central Michigan Chippewas from 2010 to 2012.

Early years[edit]

Racliff played high school football for Fairview High School in Sherwood, Ohio. He was the starting quarterback at Fairview three straight years and was a first-team All-Ohio selection in 2006 and 2007. He completed 784 of 1,294 passes at Fairview for 11,038 yards and 139 touchdowns. As a senior, he 5,356 yards of total offense, including 4,738 passing yards 618 rushing yards. He set an Ohio high school record in 2006 by throwing for 678 passing yards in a single game. He was also drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.[1][2][3][4]

College career[edit]

After redshirting in 2008, Radcliff was Central Michigan's backup quarterback in 2009.[1][5][6]

In 2010, Radcliff became the starting quarterback.[7][8] He was the starter in all 12 games for Central Michigan. He completed 282 of 466 passes in 2010 for 3,358 yards and 17 touchdowns.[9][10] He ranked 15th among all Division I FBS players in passing yardage,[11] and 12th in passing yards per game (279.8).[1]

As a reshirt junior in 2011, Radcliff returned as Central Michigan's starting quarterback.[12][13][14] On October 22, 2011, he threw for a collegiate career high 436 yards against Ball State. During the 2011 regular season, Radcliff has completed 257 of 453 passes for 3,286 yards and 25 touchdowns.[9] He ranked 15th among all NCAA Division I FBS players in passing yardage.[15]

In 2012, Radcliff showed great improvement in his senior season. After a rough start to the season throwing only 1 touchdown to 3 interceptions in his first two games against Southeast Missouri State and Michigan State, Radcliff threw 19 touchdowns to only 6 interceptions over the next 10 games. Radcliff had a huge game against the Iowa Hawkeyes giving the Chippewas their 3rd win against a Big Ten team in their last six tries. He finished the season with 23 touchdowns and 9 interceptions with 3,158 yards as the Chippewas defeated Western Kentucky in the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Radcliff is one of only two CMU quarterbacks to win a bowl game, the other is Dan LeFevour.

Statistics[edit]

Year Games Completions Attempts Comp % Yards TDs Interception QB Rating
2009 5 10 21 47.6 115 0 2 74.6
2010 12 282 466 60.5 3,358 17 17 125.8
2011 12 257 453 56.7 3,286 25 16 128.8
2012 13 242 407 59.5 3,158 23 9 138.9
Career 42 791 1,347 58.7 9,917 65 44 130

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ryan Radcliff Bio". Central Michigan University. 
  2. ^ Bruce Hefflinger (June 22, 2008). "Fairview's Radcliff makes his choice". Defiance Crescent News. 
  3. ^ "Fairview's Radcliff is Division V Offensive Player of the Year". Defiance Crescent News. November 30, 2007. 
  4. ^ John Wagner (November 1, 2007). "Passing Lane: Radcliff keeps Fairview moving while setting Ohio marks". Toledo Blade. 
  5. ^ Tim Ottusch (September 21, 2009). "Radcliff sees first action of career Saturday". Central Michigan Life. 
  6. ^ "Radcliff learning all he can from LeFevour". The Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant - Alma, MI). July 16, 2008. 
  7. ^ Hugh Berneuter (August 19, 2010). "Ryan Radcliff ready to take over as Central Michigan starting quarterback". Mlive.com (originally from The Saginaw News). 
  8. ^ "New kid on the block, Radcliff excited for chance to be CMU's starting quarterback". The Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant - Alma, MI). March 21, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Ryan Radcliff". ESPN.com. 
  10. ^ "Central Michigan University's Enos says Radcliff is frontrunner for quarterback". Midland Daily News. July 30, 2010. 
  11. ^ "NCAA Division I-A Player Passing Statistics - 2010 (Passing Yards Leaders - All Players)". ESPN.com. 
  12. ^ Hugh Berneuter (October 7, 2011). "Central Michigan University quarterback Ryan Radcliff regains confidence heading into North Carolina State game". Mlive.com (originally from The Saginaw News). 
  13. ^ Drew Ellis (October 10, 2011). "CMU will go as far as Radcliff can take them". The Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant - Alma, MI). 
  14. ^ "CMU's Radcliff has ups and downs, but Chippewas persevere to get past South Carolina State". The Grand Rapids Press. September 2, 2011. 
  15. ^ "NCAA Division I-A Player Passing Statistics - 2011 (Passing Yards Leaders - All Players)". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 

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