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#17 Ryan Tannehill
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 222
Year: Senior
Hometown: Big Spring, Texas
High School: Big Spring
Experience: 3 Letters
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2010 (JUNIOR): Playing almost exclusively at wide receiver for the first 30 games of his career, Tannehill won the starting quarterback job at midseason and started the final six games of 2010 ... completed 152 of 234 passes (65.0 percent) for 1,638 yards and 13 touchdowns ... his 65.0 completion percentage easily broke the school record of 62.0 percent by Stephen McGee in 2006 ... in his first career start at QB, Tannehill torched Texas Tech for a school-record 449 yards and four touchdowns on 36-of-50 passing ... set the tone early in A&M's win over Oklahoma with a 48-yard gain on a zone read play ... 64-yard TD connection with Ryan Swope against OU was his career high ... completed over 70 percent of his passes in three of the Aggies' last seven games ... won the first five starts of his career ... Tannehill's five wins at a starting QB have come against teams with a cumulative record of 40-22 (40-17 in games not involving Texas A&M) ... earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors at quarterback on the coaches All-Big 12 team ... carrying a 3.60 GPA in biology, Tannehill was named the ESPN Academic All-District team and the Academic All-Big 12 football team.

2009 (SOPHOMORE): An honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by the league's head coaches ... appeared in all 13 games at wide receiver, and saw action in three (UAB, Oklahoma, Baylor) as quarterback ... was not only A&M's backup QB but is the Aggies' top active career receiver (1,453 yards, ranks seventh all-time) ... 36 of 46 catches (78 percent) were good for a first down or a touchdown ... caught two passes for 35 yards against Georgia in Independence Bowl (12/28) ... hauled in four balls for a team-high 40 yards and a score in win over Baylor (11/21) ... had second 100-yard receiving game of year and fourth of career at Colorado (11/7), reeling in nine balls for 100 yards ... caught six passes for 66 yards and a touchdown against Arkansas (10/3) ... recorded first 100-yard receiving game of season against UAB (9/26) ... finished the night with 101 yards on three receptions, including a 58-yard bomb that set up A&M's second score of the night ... caught five passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in win over Utah State (9/19) ... reeled in three passes for 40 yards against New Mexico (9/5) ... saw first action of year at quarterback against UAB, completing his only pass for eight yards ... a first-team academic All-Big 12 honoree ... an excellent student, has a career goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

2008 (Freshman): Started the season battling for the starting quarterback spot but ultimate team player switched to receiver after fall camp... led the team and set Texas A&M freshman records in both receptions and receiving yards by hauling in 55 passes for 844 yards and five touchdowns ... best game came against Kansas State when he caught 12 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown ... also caught five passes for 104 yards and a touchdown against Texas Tech ... speedy receiver had 15 catches of 20+ yards ... of his 55 catches, 35 resulted in a first down ... voted Texas A&M's offensive MVP by his teammates ... earned honorable-mention Freshman All-America honors from College Football News ... excellent student was also honored as a first-team Academic All Big 12 selection. 

2007: Redshirted.

High School: Coached by Tim Holt at Big Spring High School ... passed for 1,258 yards and rushed for 617 yards while guiding his team to the playoffs as a senior (2006) ... missed two games of action after separating his shoulder in the second game of the season ... had three catches for 62 yards ... had a 39.2 punt average with a long of 84 yards vs Estacado as a senior ... as a junior (2005), rushed for 822 yards and passed for 1,410 yards ... as a sophomore (2004), he saw action in 10 games as a defensive back ... earned second-team District 4-4A honors as a junior and senior ... Maroon & White Report Texas Top 100 ... member of the Rivals.com Texas Top 100 ... rated the No. 21 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 58 quarterback in the nation by Scout.com ... All-Region by PrepStar ... attended the A&M Football Summer Camp.

Personal: Ryan Timothy Tannehill is the son of Tim and Cheryl Tannehill of Big Spring, Texas ... born July 27, 1988 ... earned his bachelor's degree in biology in May, 2011, and plans on attending medical school ... an excellent student, Tannehill has a career goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.


 

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