Ryan Radcliff

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ryan Radcliff
Central Michigan Chippewas No. 8
Position Quarterback
Class Graduate
Major Accounting
Career history
College
Bowl games
High school Fairview High School,
Sherwood, Ohio
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-02-14) February 14, 1990 (age 27)
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)

Ryan Radcliff (born February 14, 1990) is a former 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 compiled 5,356 yards of total offense, including 4,738 passing yards and 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 redshirt 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. 

External links[edit]