American Football Database
American Football Database
Ryan Willis
Virginia Tech HokiesNo. 5
Quarterback RS Senior
Major: Finance
Date of birth: (1996-09-28) September 28, 1996 (age 24)
Place of birth: Overland Park, KS
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)
Career history
High school: Roeland Park (KS) Bishop Miege
*Kansas (2015–2016)
Bowl games
*2018 Military Bowl
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

Ryan Willis is an American college football player for the Virginia Tech Hokies. He is currently in his senior season at Virginia Tech.

Early life and college

Willis came out of high school as a 3-star prospect, as rated by He chose to play for Kansas over Wyoming, Illinois, Kansas State and Tulsa. In his first start at Kansas, a Big 12 conference game versus the Baylor Bears, Willis broke his career high in passing, throwing 158 yards, on 20 completions and 36 attempts, and one touchdown. In a near win versus the 15th ranked TCU Horned Frogs, Willis threw 20-41 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown.[1] He started the final 8 games of the season for the Jayhawks in 2015, completing 164 of 315 passes for 1,719 yards, 8 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.[1][2]

He played in seven games, starting two, in 2016, completing 72 of 117 yards for 811 yards, 3 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.[1][2]

In January 2017, it was announced that Willis was transferring to play for the Virginia Tech Hokies.[3] At Virginia Tech, Willis joined the team as a walk-on with no guarantee that he would make the team; but he did and spent the 2017 season sitting out due to NCAA transfer rules.

In 2018, Willis has appeared in 2 games and made his first start at Virginia Tech at #22 Duke in Durham after an injury to incumbent starter Josh Jackson.[4] Virginia Tech won the game 31-14, and Willis was 17/27 for 332 yards and 3 TD passes.


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