American Football Database
Pat Ryan
Date of birth: (1955-09-16) September 16, 1955 (age 66)
Place of birth: Hutchinson, Kansas
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 11 / Pick: 281
Playing stats at

Patrick Lee Ryan (born September 16, 1955) is a former professional American football quarterback. He played 14 seasons in the National Football League for the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles.


Ryan was born in Hutchinson, Kansas and attended Putnam High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He played college football at the University of Tennessee.[1]

Ryan was drafted in the eleventh round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.[2] He played professionally for thirteen seasons, twelve seasons with the New York Jets and one season with the Philadelphia Eagles.[3]

Life after the NFL

Ryan was employed for several years as a color analyst on Tennessee Titans radio broadcasts.[4][5] He is now a home builder in Knoxville, Tennessee.[6] He also works as a football analyst for the University of Tennessee's Vol Radio Network, cohosting the weekly "Big Orange Hotline," and joining Bob Kesling, Tim Priest, and John Wilkerson on the "Kickoff Call-In Show" prior to UT football games.[7]


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