30 Unique Facts About Ryan Tannehill Every Fan Needs To Know


Ryan Tannehill, who finished the 2018 season with 1,979 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, and nine interceptions, is currently the quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Here are some interesting facts about the American footballer:

  1.  He was born Ryan Timothy Tannehill III, on July 27, 1988, in Lubbock, Texas, U.S, to Cheryl and Tim Tannehill, the Assistant Principal at Big Spring High School.
  2.  Tannehill attended Big Spring High School, Texas where he played for his high school football team. After graduating, he joined the Texas A&M University and played for the Aggies football team.
  3.  Even as football talent he was good at basketball and on the track and field. He competed in the hurdling and jumping events at the 2006 District 4-4A Championships and was placed third in the 300m hurdles and second in the triple jump event.
  4.  As a defensive back in his sophomore year at Big Spring, he saw action in 10 games. In his junior year he was the starting quarterback; he passed for 2,510 yards and rushed for 922 yards.
  5.  As a senior, he passed for 5,258 yards and rushing for 617, in taking his team to the playoffs. He also posted three receptions for 62 yards and compiled a 39.2 punt average with a long of 84 yards. As a three star recruit, he received second-team district 4-4A honors for both the year.
  6.  After being redshirted in 2007, at Texas A&M, he played as wide receiver in 2008 and 2009 seasons. During 2008 season he broke the freshman school record with 210 yards 12 catches. After six receptions for 78 yards in the Iowa State game, he broke the freshman school record for reception and receiving yards.
  7.  In 2009, Tannehill compiled a team leading 46 receptions for 609 yards and four touchdowns. Eighty percent of his 46 catches went for first downs or touchdowns. He was named in the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honor.
  8.  Midway through his junior year, Tannehill was moved to quarterback position by Coach Mike Sherman in the Kansas game. He finished with 12 completions on 16 attempts for 155 yards and three touchdowns and threw for a school record 449 yards and four touchdowns in his first start at quarterback, leading the Aggies to a 45-27 thumping of Texas Tech Red Raiders.
  9.  As a senior, he started in all 13 games at quarterback for the Aggies and served as team captain. He completed 61.6% of his pass for 3,744 yards and 29 touchdowns, with 15 interceptions apart from three touchdowns.
  10.  The number 17 is a significant one for Tannehill. Not only is he the 17th player from Big Spring to make it to the pro football ranks, he is also the 17th different starting quarterback for the Dolphins since the legendary Dan Marino retired in 1999. It seems only appropriate that 17 is also his jersey number.
  11.  At the A&M pro day on March 2012, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 seconds, coming off a broken foot that required surgery. He also completed 65 of 68 throws and completed all nine throws at the goal line. It was an impressive performance and was considered the #3 quarterback prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft.
  12.  Tannehill was the 8th overall first round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was selected by Miami Dolphins, is viewed as the quarterback of the future. On July 28, he and Dolphins agreed to a four year, $12,688 million contract, with a fifth year option. He was reunited with his ‘Texas A&M,’ head coach Mike Sherman, the Dolphins offensive coordinator.
  13.  He was the first quarterback selected by the Dolphins in the first round since Dan Marino in 1983 and the 17th starting quarterback. He is also the third quarterback taken in the first round in franchise history, after Bob Griese and Marino.
  14.  On August 20, 2012, he made his debut for Dolphins against Houston Texans, in the season opener. He finished with 219 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions in the 10-30 loss. Tannehill played both the victim and the perpetrator with his performance.
  15.  Although he improved dramatically in week 2, against Oakland Raiders with 200 passing yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions in a 35-13 win, his performance at the end of week 3, was less than 53 percent in completed pass while averaging 6.03 yards per attempt and tossing one touch down to four interceptions.
  16.  Tannehill set the franchise record of single-game most passing yards by a rookie with his 431 yards in the game against Arizona Cardinals on September 30, 2012. He threw for 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions in the 21-24 loss.
  17.  He set another record in week 16 against Buffalo Bills, for longest run by a quarterback by rushing 31 yards in a single day, erasing the 2009 record of Pat White. Tannehill also surpassed 3,000 passing yards in a season, the fifth quarterback in the franchise history.
  18.  He was the first quarterback to start all 16 games in his rookie season and went on to set franchise rookie record for passing yards, attempts, and completions. He completed 282 of 484 for 3,294 passing yards with 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions during the season.
  19.  He had an indifferent form in week 15 and 16 of 2013 season. When Dolphins hosted the New England Patriots, he had the best game of the year, completing 25 of 37 for 312 passing yards with 3 touchdown and no interceptions in 24-20 win and in comparison against the Buffalo Bills, he came a cropper, going for 10 of 27 for a paltry 82 yards in a 19-0 loss.
  20.  Playing under new offensive coordinator, Bill Lazor for the first time since high school, Tannehill started the 2014 season on positive note with 178 passing yards with two touchdowns and one interception for 33-20 win over New England Patriots.
  21.  On December 21, 2014, Tennehill recorded a season high 396 passing yards, with four touchdowns and one interception inclose win over Minnesota Vikings by 37-35 score margin. The Dolphins finished the season 8-8 to miss the playoffs.
  22.  On May 18, 2015, Tannehill signed a six year contract extension worth $96 million with the Dolphins. That includes $45 million in guaranteed money, per league score. He started in all 48 games in his three-year career and has completed 1,029-of-1,662 passes for 11, 252 yards, 63 touchdowns and 42 interceptions, for an 84.0 passer rating. He is one of the few cases of a team being rewarded with patience and faith in steady progress.
  23.  On October 25, 2015, Tannehill had a perfect passer rating and was a NFL record setter in a 44-26 victory over Houston Texans. He became the 64th quarterback in NFL history with a perfect 158.3 passer rating and capped the day with 18-for-19 passing for 282 yards, four touchdowns and no interception.
  24.  In the same game against Texans, he established an NFL record for most consecutive completed passes with 25, when you combine his first 18 passes from the Houston game with his final seven passes from last week’s 38-10 victory over Tennessee Titans. This record was tied in 2018.
  25.  He finished the 2015 season playing all 16 games with 4,208 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 3,000 yards in each of his first four seasons in the league.
  26.  Tannehill finished the 2016 season with a career high 67.1 completion percentage for 2,995 yards with 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions despite of missing three games due to a partially torn ACL injury.
  27.  On August 03, 2017 Tannehill suffered a noncontact injury in practice. He had scrambled to the sideline during the team’s first 11-on-11 session, then fell awkwardly on his left leg. He later underwent season ending surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and made a comeback in 2018.
  28.  On December 09, 2018, Tannehill was part of the Miracle in Miami, when Dolphins defeated New England Patriots 34 to 33, after trailing by five points with seven seconds to go. Tannehill threw a pass from his own 31 yard line for Kenyan Drake to complete 52 yard touchdown after series of passes.
  29.  Tannehill completed his bachelor’s degree in biology in May 2011 and had planned to become an orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee injuries.
  30.  He is married to Lauren Tannehill since January 2012 after courting her for about two years since they met in Florida in 2009. They have a son named Steel Ryan Tannehill and a daughter named Stella Rose Tannehill.
  31.  Ryan Tannehill Net Worth: $30 Million

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