Ryan Tannehill Biography, Age, Family, NFL, Wife, Height and Net Worth

 Who is Ryan Tannehill?

Ryan Timothy Tannehill III is an American professional football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). Previously, he played college football at Texas A&M and was picked 8th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He spent his first seven seasons as the Dolphins’ main starter prior to being traded to the Titans in 2019. At first, he served as a backup, and then became the starter midway through the season and guided the team to the AFC Championship Game. Tannehill was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year and picked to the Pro Bowl. Within his following two seasons, he assisted the Titans to win consecutive division titles.

Ryan Tannehill career

College career

2007 season

Ryan redshirted his first season (2007) at Texas A&M following turning down offers from TCU, the University of Houston, Tulsa, and UTEP.

2008 season

Prior to Tannehill’s second season, Mike Sherman became the head coach. Tannehill competed against veteran quarterback Stephen McGee and redshirt sophomore Jerrod Johnson for the starting quarterback position in summer camp. He completed in third place following starters Johnson and McGee. Sherman’s offense uses true receivers and moved Ryan to a wide receiver position.

Tannehill posted a freshman school record of 210 yards on 12 catches in his fifth game. He then broke the freshman school record for receptions and receiving yards with six receptions for 78 yards in the Iowa State game, Tannehill completed his redshirt freshman season with 844 receiving yards, 11 yards just below breaking Robert Ferguson’s record set in 2000. The whole season, he had attempted just one pass as a quarterback.

2009 season

Tannehill and Jerrod Johnson competed for the starting quarterback role, during the 2009 offseason, and Johnson got the position. Tannehill completed the 2009 season with a team-leading 46 receptions for 609 yards and 4 touchdowns. Around 80% of his catches for the season were for first downs or touchdowns. Ryan received All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors for his efforts and got just 8 snaps as a quarterback for the whole season.

2010 season

Ryan went on to play wide receiver during the first six games of the 2010 season, making 11 catches for 143 yards. He then tried four passes during the season opener. Tannehill got action at quarterback during the Kansas game, sharing time with starter Jerrod Johnson. He completed with 12 completions on 16 attempts for 155 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also led the team to a 45-27 win against Texas Tech in his first career start at quarterback. Tannehill set a school record with 449 passing yards, and made a 33-yard pooch punt, his first career kick.

He quarterbacked the Aggies to a win against No. 11 Oklahoma, which reached the team into the top 25. Tannehill also assisted the team to maintain a ranking in the top 25 with wins against Baylor and No. 9 Nebraska. In the Nebraska game, he punted twice since the starter was injured. Tannehill and the team beat Texas completing the regular season, and he was given All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors.

2011 season

Tannehill began all13 games in 2011 at quarterback for the Aggies and was the team captain. In total, he threw for 3,744 yards and 29 touchdowns with 15 interceptions. Ryan finished 61.6% of his passes posting a quarterback rating of 133.2, and recorded 3 rushing touchdowns. He lost the final game of the regular season to Texas A&M’s rival, the University of Texas on Thanksgiving Day, the last time they played, to date. He ended his career at Texas A&M as a quarterback with a sum of 5,450 passing yards, 42 touchdown passes, and 21 interceptions.

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How old is Ryan Tannehill?

Ryan Timothy Tannehill III is aged 33 as of 2021, having been born on July 27, 1988, in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Abby Roberts, Glory Johnson, Candy Ken, Danny Duncan, Alex Rodriguez, Heidi Gardner, Pamela Anderson, Missy Elliott, among others.

Ryan Tannehill Family

Who are Ryan Tannehill’s parents?

Ryan Timothy Tannehill III was born in Lubbock, Texas to Cheryl Tannehill and Tim Tannehill. He was brought up in nearby Big Spring together with his siblings. Not much is known about his parents as he has not shared more information about him, but they are very supportive of their sons’ careers.

Does Ryan Tannehill have siblings?

Tannehill was born to his parents in a family of two children, both sons. He has one sibling, brother Tobyn Tannehill, who is also a football player.

Ryan Tannehill Education

Tannehill attended Big Spring High School, where he played football and basketball and ran on the track and field team. According to Rivals.com, he left high school a three-star recruit. Tannehill then enrolled at Texas A&M from 2007 to 2011, where he played college football. He graduated in May 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and had planned to become an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in knee injuries.

Ryan Tannehill Interests

Tannehill took part in basketball and ran on the track and field team in high school. He is a devout Christian and writes ”Colossians 3:23,” a reference to a Bible verse, together with his name when signing autographs.

Ryan Tannehill Wife

Tannehill met Lauren Tannehill in Panama City, Florida in 2009. The lovebirds later tied knots in January 2012 and are happily married to date with two children together.

Ryan Tannehill Children

Tannehill and his supportive and loving wife, Lauren have two children together n their marriage. Their children are daughter Stella Rose Tannehill and son Steel Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill Height

Tannehill has a well-built, athletic, and muscular body adding up to an impressive height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) and a weight of 98 kg (217 lbs).

Professional career

Miami Dolphins

Tannehill was picked as the eighth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He was the first quarterback picked by the Dolphins in the first round since Dan Marino went 27th overall in 1983. Ryan became the 17th starting quarterback by the Dolphins since Marino and only the third quarterback selected in the first round in franchise history following Hall of Famers Bob Griese and Marino.

2012 season: Rookie year

Ryan signed his four-year rookie deal with the Dolphins worth around $12.688 million, with a fifth-year option on July 28, 2012. He was then named the starting quarterback for the season opener against Houston Texas on August 20, 2012. Tannehill completed with 219 yards, no touchdowns, and 3 interceptions in the 30-10 defeat. Two of Ryan’s three interceptions were tipped at the line of scrimmage by defensive end J. J. Watt.

Playing against the Arizona Cardinals, he threw for 431 yards surpassing the team’s single-game record for most passing yards by a rookie quarterback set by Marino in 1983. His mark was one yard short of the NFL’s single-game passing-yard record by a rookie quarterback, set by Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in 2011. Tannehill threw a touchdown and 2 interceptions in the 24-21 overtime defeat by the Cardinals. He set a franchise record for longest run by a quarterback by rushing 31 yards in a single play in Week 16. The previous record was held by Pat White with a 30-yard run in 2009. Tannehill also became the fifth quarterback in team history to surpass 3,000 passing yards in a season during the game against the Buffalo Bills. He continued to set franchise rookie records for passing yards, attempts, and completions.

2013 season

Ryan began his second season on the road over the Cleveland Browns in Week 1. He went 24 of 38 for 272 yards a touchdown and an interception, sacking 4 times in the 23-10 victory. The following game, he went 23 of 24 for 319 yards for a touchdown, sacking 5 times, and lost a fumble in the 24-20 road win over the Indianapolis Colts. Later During Week 14, he finished 20 of his 33 attempts with 3 touchdowns, 1 interception, and 2 sacks in a 34-28 road win. He had the best game of the year in the following game over the Patriots, going 25 of 37 for 312 yards with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. Ryan sacked 4 times in the 24-20 victory.

Tannehill went 10 of 27 for 82 yards and was sacked 7 times in the 29-0 road defeat by the Bills. In the regular season finale against the New York Jets, he went 20 of 40 for 204 yards and 1 touchdown, and 3 interceptions in the 20-7 defeat. This was the only regular-season game in which he was not sacked, with the team finishing with an 8-8 record and missing the playoffs.

2014 season

In Tannehill’s first two NFL seasons, Mike Sherman was the team’s offensive coordinator and was the head coach at Texas A&M when Ryan played there. During the 2014 offseason, the team however hired new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor giving Tannehill a new playbook to learn for the first time since high school.

Tannehill threw for 178 yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception in the 33-20 win over the New England Patriots in the season opener. The team went 6-7 over the following 13 games. Ryan had a season-high 396 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception in the 37-35 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the penultimate game of the regular season. The team lost the regular season finale to the New York Jets to complete 8-8 and missed the playoffs.

2015 season

Ryan signed a six-year $96 million deal extension with the Dolphins on May 18, 2015, to the 2020 season, making him an unrestricted free agent in 2021. In a Week 7 win against Houston Texas, he became the 64th quarterback in NFL history to post a perfect 158.3 passer rating. He also set the all-time NFL record for consecutive completed passes with 25, completing his first 18 passes of the game and the last 7 of his previous game.

Tannehill became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 3,000 yards in each of his first four seasons in the league on December 6. He then threw for 236 yards and 1 touchdown in the team’s 31-24 loss to the Giants on Monday Night Football on December 15. The defeat eliminated the team from the playoff contention for the seventh year in a row. Ryan completed the 2015 season with 4,208 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.

2016 season

Following a 1-4 start, the Dolphins won six straight games and completed the season on a 9-2 run and an overall record of 10-6 in 2016. Ryan played in 13 games and missed the final three because of an injury he suffered against the Arizona Cardinals. The Dolphins attained a winning record and a playoff berth for the first time since 2008, after their Week 16 victory against the Buffalo Bills. Tannehill completed the season with a then-career-high 67.1 completion percentage, 2,995 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He was inactive in the Dolphins’ Wild Card defeat by the Steelers.

2017 season

Ryan suffered an injury to his left leg in the Dolphins’ first non-contact 11-on-11 practice of the season on August 3, 2017. Following limping off the field, it was reported that the team feared he tore his ACL and would require season-ending surgery. The team then signed recently retired quarterback Jay Cutler to act as his replacement on August 6. Ryan later agreed to have surgery to repair the torn ACL on August 11, keeping him out of the 2017 season officially. The next day, he was placed on an injured reserve.

2018 season

Head coach Adam Gase revealed that Ryan would continue to be the starting quarterback for the team on March 1, 2018. In the season-opener against the Titans, the game was delayed twice because of lightning storms. Tannehill completed with 230 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions as the Dolphins won 27-20 in his comeback from injury. He recorded a 155.3 passer rating and threw for 289 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 28-20 win against the Oakland two weeks later. Ryan was then inactive during the Week 6 game against the Chicago Bears because of a shoulder injury. His place was taken up by Brock Osweiler until Week 12.

Tannehill was part of the Miracle in Miami 34-33 win over the Patriots in Week 14. He then struggled with a total of 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions in the three losses, over the last three games of the regular season. Tannehill completed the season with 1,979 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions in 11 games and starts.

Tennessee Titans

The Dolphins traded Ryan and a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to the Tennessee Titans on March 15, 2019. He was exchanged for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft and a seventh-round pick in the 2019 draft. After the trade, he signed a one-year contract worth $7 million with up to $12 million in incentives.

2019 season: Comeback Player of the Year

Tannehill took the place of Marcus Mariota at quarterback in the second half during Week 6 against the Denver Broncos. He went 13-of-16 with 144 passing yards and an interception in the 16-0 road defeat. For the Week 7 matchup over the Los Angeles Chargers, he was named as the team’s starting quarterback. He completed the game with 312 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception in the narrow 23-20 win. Tannehill was 14-of-18 for 259 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 12 42-20 win against the Jackson Jaguars. After two weeks he threw for 391 yards, 3 touchdowns, and an interception in the 42-21 road win over the Oakland Raiders, earning AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

In Week 16, he threw for 272 yards and 3 touchdowns in the 38-28 defeat by the New Orleans Saints. He then threw for 198 yards and 2 touchdowns in the 35-14 road win against the Houston Texans in the regular-season finale. The Titans proceeded to the playoffs as a Wild Card team. He completed the season with 2,742 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions, with 43 carries for 185 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games and 10 starts. Tannehill led the league and set franchise records with a 117.5 quarterback rating and 9.6 yards per attempt. His 70.3 completion percentage also set a franchise record.

Wild Card

In the Wild Card Game, the Titans beat the defending Super Bowl LII champion New England Patriots by 201-3. Tannehill finished 8 passes on 15 attempts for 72 yards with a touchdown and interception, rushing for 11 yards. This was the fewest completions and yards by a winning postseason quarterback since Joe Flacco’s 4 of 10 for 34-yard performance in 2010. He later joined Terry Bradshaw as the only player in the Super Bowl era to win consecutive playoff games with one or more touchdown passes and less than 100 yards passing after the Divisional Round game against the Ravens.

The team lost in the AFC Championship Game to the final Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs on the road 35-24. He had 21 passes on 31 attempts for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns and rushed for 11 yards. Ryan was named to his first career Pro Bowl on January 20, 2020, taking the place of Super Bowl-bound Patrick Mahomes. He was then named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year on February 1, 2020.

2020 season

Tannehill signed a four-year extension with the team worth $118 million with $ 62 million guaranteed on March 17, 2020. He started by throwing for 249 yards and 2 touchdowns in the 16-14 road win against the Denver Broncos during the season opener, on Monday Night Football. He went on to play in various games throughout the season. Ryan finished the season with 3,819 passing yards, a career-high 33 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions, with 43 carries for 266 yards and a career-high 7 touchdowns in 16 games and starts. The team completed atop the AFC South with a record of 11-5 and proceeded to the playoffs. He then threw for 165 yards, a touchdown, and an interception during the 20-13 defeat by the Ravens in the Wild Card round.

2021 season

Ryan finished 23 of 32 passes for 287 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 28-25 victory against the Houston Texans in Week 18. The Titans won the No. 1 seed in the AFC and he got the Offensive Player of the Week. He completed the 2021 regular season with 3, 734 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions, with 55 carries for 270 yards. Ryan also tied a career-high 7 rushing touchdowns in 17 games. He led the team to back-to-back AFC South titles for the first time in franchise history and earned the No. 1 seed in the AFC for the first time since 2008. Tannehill threw for 220 yards and a touchdown, and 3 interceptions in the 19-16 defeat by the Cincinnati Bengals in the Divisional Round.

Ryan Tannehill’s Net Worth

American professional football quarterback, Tannehill, has been active from 2012 to the present. He currently plays for the Tennessee Titans from 2019 and was previously playing for the Miami Dolphins from 2012 to 2018. Tannehill earns a salary of $2 million per season and has an estimated net worth of $50 million as of 2022.