Ryan Whalen

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Ryan Whalen
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Whalen during his tenure at Stanford in August 2010
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1989-07-26) July 26, 1989 (age 30)
Alamo, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Monte Vista
(Danville, California)
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 167
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:80
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Ryan Whalen (born July 26, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Stanford. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round, 167th overall of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

A native of Alamo, California, Whalen graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville, California, where he played for former Santa Clara quarterback Craig Bergman. As a senior, he hauled in 80 passes for over 1,200 yards and scored 14 touchdowns playing wide receiver, earning all-state honors. He was also named first team all-county, all-East Bay, all-metro by the San Francisco Chronicle and was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Following his senior season, he was named by Cal-Hi Sports as one of the Top 10 football/basketball players in the state of California.

Whalen was also an all-state basketball player at Monte Vista. He earned East Bay Athletic League Player of the Year and first team all-Alameda County honors and also earned first team all-East Bay and second team all-Metro honors after leading his team to its first North Coast Section championship.

College career[edit]

Whalen played at Stanford University for the Stanford Cardinal football team.

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
202 lb
(92 kg)
4.60 s 1.58 s 2.67 s 4.09 s 6.67 s 38.5 in
(0.98 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL Combine[1]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Whalen was selected in the sixth round with the 167th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.[2] He became the first Stanford wide receiver to be drafted since the Oakland Raiders selected Teyo Johnson in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Multiple news outlets, including Rotoworld.com and Bengals.com, reported that the Bengals had signed 167th overall pick WR Ryan Whalen on a four-year contract.[3] The Bengals waived Whalen on August 25, 2014.[4]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On August 2, 2015, Whalen joined the Minnesota Vikings as a free agent entering the 2015 season.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On August 23, 2016, Whalen was signed by the 49ers.[5] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the 49ers.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Receptions Targets Receiving Yards Average Yards per Reception Longest Reception Receiving Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2011 CIN 4 4 5 27 6.8 13 0 2 0 0
2012 CIN 9 7 12 53 7.6 10 0 3 0 0
Total Total 13 11 17 80 7.3 13 0 5 0 0



  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "2011 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "Ryan Whalen Selected by Cincinnati in the Sixth Round". Stanford Athletics. April 30, 2011. Archived from the original on October 29, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Cincinnati Bengals on Twitter: NEWS: #Bengals waive DT Larry Black, DS Isaiah Lewis, K Quinn Sharp, WR Ryan Whalen
  5. ^ "49ers Sign WR Ryan Whalen, Waived/Injured S Jered Bell". 49ers.com.
  6. ^ "49ers Release 20 Players, Announce Other Roster Moves". 49ers.com. September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ryan Whalen Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved January 28, 2014.

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