Pat Ryan (American football)

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Pat Ryan
No. 10
Born: (1955-09-16) September 16, 1955 (age 64)
Hutchinson, Kansas
Career information
Position(s)Quarterback
CollegeTennessee
NFL draft1978 / Round: 11 / Pick: 281
Career history
As player
1978–1990New York Jets
1991Philadelphia Eagles
Career stats

Patrick Lee Ryan (born September 16, 1955) is a former professional American football quarterback. He played 14 seasons in the National Football League for the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Biography[edit]

Ryan was born in Hutchinson, Kansas and attended Putnam High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He played college football at the University of Tennessee.[1]

Ryan was drafted in the eleventh round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.[2] He played professionally for thirteen seasons, twelve seasons with the New York Jets and one season with the Philadelphia Eagles.[3]

During the 1986-87 NFL playoffs Ryan lead the Jets to a 35-15 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Wildcard Weekend, throwing three touchdown passes in the game. The following week during the Divisional round against the Cleveland Browns Ryan threw a 42 yard touchdown on a flea-flicker to give the Jets a 7-0 1st quarter lead. He would end up getting injured in the 2nd quarter however, and the Jets would ultimately lose this game 23-20 in double overtime, which ended up being the 3rd longest playoff game in NFL history at that time.

Life after the NFL[edit]

Ryan was employed for several years as a color analyst on Tennessee Titans radio broadcasts.[4][5] He is now a home builder in Knoxville, Tennessee.[6] He also works as a football analyst for the University of Tennessee's Vol Radio Network, cohosting the weekly "Big Orange Hotline," and joining Bob Kesling, Tim Priest, and John Wilkerson on the "Kickoff Call-In Show" prior to UT football games.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pat Ryan". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  2. ^ "Pat Ryan". database Football. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "Pat Ryan". NFL Enterprises LLc. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Pat Ryan". SearchDictionaries.com. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  5. ^ "3rd Annual ALS Charity Golf Classic". ALS Association.com. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  6. ^ "It takes a certain type of player to be successful NFL backup QB". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  7. ^ "Vol Network Additions for 2015," UTSports.com, September 2, 2015.

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