|Date of birth:||April 26, 1984|
|Place of birth:||Norwood, Massachusetts|
|High school:||Bellingham (MA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ricky Santos (born April 26, 1984) is an American former gridiron football quarterback who is currently the interim head coach of the New Hampshire Wildcats football team. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at New Hampshire.
Santos attended Bellingham High School (Bellingham, Massachusetts) and was a letterman in football, basketball, baseball, and track & field. In football, he was a two-time Tri-Valley League M.V.P., was twice named the Division V Player of the Year,a two-time Metro West Player of the Year,and as a senior, won all-State honors. In November 2002 during the first annual Thanksgiving Day game against Norton, he threw for 7 touchdown passes, which is still one of the best High School performances in Bellingham history. He broke the state touchdown record and led his teams to two Massachusetts High School Super Bowl titles (2000 and 2001). He graduated from Bellingham High in 2003.
Santos attended the University of New Hampshire and was a four-year starter at quarterback. During his time, the Wildcats went a combined 37-14, winning one Atlantic 10 Football Conference Championship, two Northern Division Championships, and made the NCAA I-AA/FCS Playoffs all four seasons. A three time All-America selection, Santos won the Walter Payton Award in 2006, as the top offensive player in I-AA. Santos finished his college career third on the NCAA all-time career passing yardage list with 13,212 yards, and third on the NCAA all-time list for career touchdown passes with 123. After the 2007 season, Santos's #2 jersey was retired by New Hampshire.
Kansas City ChiefsEdit
Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit
He was released by the Blue Bombers on May 17, 2010.
Second Stint with AlouettesEdit
New Hampshire WildcatsEdit
Santos served as the associate head coach for his alma mater until head coach Sean McDonnell took a leave of absence for health reasons in late August 2019, after which Santos was named interim head coach for the team.
In 2013, he stood in as a physical education teacher at south Elementary school, a primary school in Bellingham, Massachusetts.
- ↑ Football players honored at award banquet and Santos' jersey retired
- ↑ Tait, Ed (2009-09-22). "Blue make yet another move at QB". Winnipeg Free Press. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/football/bombers/blue-make-yet-another-move-at-qb-60187182.html. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
- ↑ http://www.torontosun.com/sports/football/2010/05/17/13983881.html
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20120220051917/http://en.montrealalouettes.com/roster/show/id/1467
- ↑ http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2012/06/09/bowman-suffers-knee-injury/
- ↑ http://www.argonauts.ca/article/argos-add-qb-ricky-santos ARGOS ADD QB RICKY SANTOS
- ↑ Christie, James. "Quarterback Ricky Santos among players released by Argos". The Globe and Mail. June 20, 2012. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/football/quarterback-ricky-santos-among-players-released-by-argos/article4357942/. Retrieved June 21, 2012.