Ryan Tannehill

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Ryan Tannehill
Ryan Tannehill - Miami.jpg
Tannehill with the Dolphins.
No. 17     Miami Dolphins
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-07-27) July 27, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth: Lubbock, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Debuted in 2012 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award (2011)
  • 3× First-team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • 2× Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (2009, 2010)

Ryan Timothy Tannehill is an American quarterback who plays for the NFL's Miami Dolphins.

College[change | change source]

Tannehill played for Texas A&M during his college career, after graduating from Texas' Big Spring High School.[1]

NFL[change | change source]

2012[change | change source]

During the 2012 NFL Draft, Tannehill was picked 8th by the Miami Dolphins. He was the first quarterback picked by the Dolphins in the first round of any NFL Draft since Dan Marino.[2] On July 28, 2012, Tannehill signed his rookie contract, a 4-year deal worth $12.688 million.[3] Tannehill started his first pro career game. He played poorly, throwing 0 touchdowns and 3 interceptions against the Houston Texans.[4] Even though he had a poor first game, Tannehill showed signs of growth throughout his rookie season.[5] Despite playing better as the season progressed, his play was still thought to be overall mediocre, as it was overshadowed by the play of other rookie quarterbacks, such as Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Russell Wilson.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hyde, Dave (September 8, 2012). "Ryan Tannehill: From Big Spring to big time". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  2. "Ryan Tannehill Draft Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  3. Rapoport, Ian (July 28, 2012). "Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins agree on rookie contract". National Football League. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  4. Beasley, Adam H. (August 17, 2013). "Ryan Tannehill looks for 'better showing' against Houston Texans". The Miami Herald. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  5. Richards, George (December 25, 2012). "Ryan Tannehill's growth pattern at quarterback pays benefits for Miami Dolphins". The Miami Herald. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  6. "Ryan Tannehill: the forgotten quarterback". Fox News. August 27, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 

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