Pat Ryan (American football)

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Pat Ryan
No. 10
Date of birth (1955-09-16) September 16, 1955 (age 61)
Place of birth Hutchinson, Kansas
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
College Tennessee
NFL draft 1978 / Round: 11 / Pick: 281
Career history
As player
1978–1990 New York Jets
1991 Philadelphia 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.


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]

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]


  1. ^ "Pat Ryan". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pat Ryan". database Football. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pat Ryan". NFL Enterprises LLc. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pat Ryan". Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "3rd Annual ALS Charity Golf Classic". ALS Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ "It takes a certain type of player to be successful NFL backup QB". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 

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