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Encyclopedia > Ryan Leaf
Ryan Leaf
Position(s):
Quarterback
Jersey #(s):
16
Born: May 15, 1976 (1976-05-15) (age 31)
Flag of Montana Great Falls, Montana
Career Information
Year(s): 1998-2002
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
College: Washington State
Professional Teams
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career Stats
TD-INT     14-36
Yards     3,666
QB Rating     50.0
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
  • 3rd in Heisman voting (1997)

Ryan David Leaf (born May 15, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played for the San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks between 1998 and 2002. As of 2007, he is the quarterback coach and golf head coach for West Texas A&M University.[1] His brother Brady is a quarterback for the University of Oregon Ducks.[2] A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Montana. ... 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Leaf had a successful college career at Washington State University, where he was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy his junior year. He was selected as the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, after which many scouts predicted that Leaf would have a successful career in the league.[3] However, despite his athleticism, his time as a professional was short and marked by injuries, poor media relations, and failure. Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... “Heisman” redirects here. ... The 1998 NFL Draft. ...

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College career

Leaf was born in Great Falls, Montana, and led C. M. Russell High School to the 1992 Montana state title.[4] After high school, Leaf played college football at Washington State University, playing in 32 games for the Cougars and starting 24 of them. He averaged 330.6 yards passing per game in his junior year and threw for a then-Pac-10 conference record 33 touchdowns. He also helped the Cougars defeat the University of Washington Huskies, 41-35, for the first time since 1994. Leaf ended the school's 67-year Rose Bowl drought and helped bring the Cougars their first Pac-10 championship in school history. Despite a strong early showing by Leaf in the Rose Bowl, the Cougars were defeated 21-16 by eventual co-national champion Michigan Wolverines.[5] Great Falls, Montana the Electric City at dusk Great Falls is a city located in Cascade County, Montana, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... The Washington State Cougars are the athletic teams at Washington State University; the term applies to any of the schools varsity teams. ... A starting lineup in sports refers to the set of players actively participating in the event when the game begins. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... College Football has a long and storied history at the University of Washington. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... Head coach Lloyd Carr 13th year, 120–38 Home stadium Michigan Stadium Capacity 107,501 - Field Turf Conference Big Ten First year 1879 Athletic director William C. Martin Website MGoBlue. ...


That year, Leaf was a finalist in balloting for the Heisman Trophy, given annually to the "most outstanding" player in American college football, as voted by media figures and former players. He finished third in the voting, behind winner Charles Woodson of Michigan and fellow quarterback Peyton Manning of Tennessee. He was also selected as the Pac-10 offensive player of the year, was a first-team All-American, and had the second-best national passer rating.[6][7] Following the Rose Bowl, Leaf announced that he would forgo his senior year at Washington State and turn professional. Charles Woodson (born on October 7, 1976 in Fremont, Ohio) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ...


1998 draft

When they entered the 1998 draft, Manning and Leaf were widely considered to be the two best overall players in the draft.[6] The San Diego Chargers held the third pick of the draft, but made a trade with the Arizona Cardinals to guarantee their team would get one of the two quarterbacks. To move up to the second pick in the draft, the Chargers traded two first-round picks, a second-round pick, reserve linebacker Patrick Sapp and four-time Pro Bowler Eric Metcalf.[8] City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Eric Quinn Metcalf (born January 23, 1968 in Seattle, Washington) is a former National Football League running back and wide receiver who played for the Cleveland Browns, as well as Atlanta, San Diego, Arizona, Carolina, Washington and Green Bay. ...


There was some debate leading up to the draft as to whether Leaf or Manning should be selected first.[9] At 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, Leaf was bigger and stronger, but most analysts agreed that Manning was the more mature player and the consensus top choice. However, differences in potential between the two seemed small enough that most observers expected it would not greatly matter whether a team selected Manning or Leaf.[6][10][11]


On draft day, Manning was selected first by the Indianapolis Colts; Leaf was selected second by the Chargers. Since that time, Manning has won a Super Bowl, set the single-season touchdown pass record, and become an almost certain first-ballot Hall of Famer for the Colts, while Leaf's short career was spoiled by poor play and off-field incidents. Other quarterbacks in that year's draft included current NFL quarterbacks Brian Griese and Matt Hasselbeck. Following the draft, the Chargers signed Leaf to a four-year contract worth $31.25 million, including a guaranteed $11.25 million signing bonus. It was, at the time, the largest signing bonus ever paid to a rookie.[12] Shortly after being drafted, Leaf declared, "I'm looking forward to a 15 year career, a couple of trips to the Super Bowl, and a parade through downtown San Diego."[13] City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Brian David Griese (born March 18, 1975 in Miami, Florida) is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He is the son of former NFL great Bob Griese of the Miami Dolphins. ... Matthew Michael Hasselbeck (born September 25, 1975 in Norwood, Massachusetts) is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. ... USD redirects here. ... A signing bonus or sign-on bonus is a sum of money paid to a new employee by a company as an incentive to join that company. ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no professional experience. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin...


NFL career

San Diego Chargers

San Diego's high hopes for Leaf were soon dashed, as his rookie season was marked by poor performances. Before the season started, Leaf was fined for skipping a symposium that was mandatory for all newly-drafted players.[14] Leaf did well in the preseason and won his first two games as a rookie, becoming the first quarterback to do so since John Elway in the 1983 season.[15] The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... Symposium originally referred to a drinking party (the Greek verb sympotein means to drink together) but has since come to refer to any academic conference, whether or not drinking takes place. ... In an organised sport league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ... The 1983 NFL season was the 64th regular season of the National Football League. ...


But in the third game of the season, Leaf completed one of fifteen passes for 4 yards and fumbled three times in a loss against the Kansas City Chiefs.[16] He was benched after throwing two touchdown passes and thirteen interceptions in nine games, and replaced by quarterback Craig Whelihan.[17] After ten games, Leaf had thrown two more interceptions, passing for a total of 1,289 yards, with a 45.3 percent completion rate and a paltry quarterback rating of 39.[18] Look up fumble in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... In Canadian or American football, an interception occurs when a quarterbacks pass is caught by a player on the opposing team. ... Craig Dominic Whelihan (born April 15, 1971 in San Jose, California), is a Arena Football League quarterback with the San Jose Sabercats. ... Passer rating is the name of the method for evaluating the performance of quarterbacks officially used by the National Football League. ...


Leaf had poor relationships with the media and his teammates, whom he tended to blame for his poor play.[3] In one infamous locker room incident during Leaf's rookie year, he was caught on-camera screaming at San Diego Union Tribune reporter Jay Posner, "Don't fucking talk to me, all right! Knock it off!" and had to be physically restrained by teammate Junior Seau. Another on-camera incident involved Leaf confronting a heckling Chargers fan during a practice session.[9] Two coaches had to restrain Leaf and escort him off the field. His relationship with then-Chargers safety Rodney Harrison was notoriously acrimonious, and Harrison described being a member of the Chargers during Leaf's rookie season as "a nightmare you can't even imagine".[citation needed] After hearing news of Leaf's retirement in 2002, Harrison was quoted as saying "He probably did the best thing; he took his money and ran."[19] The San Diego Union-Tribune is a daily newspaper published in San Diego, California by the Copley Press. ... Junior Seau: [SAY-ow] (born Tiaina Seau, Jr. ... A heckler is a person who shouts an uninvited comment, usually disparaging, at a performance or event, or interrupting set-piece speeches, for example at a political meeting. ... Rodney Scott Harrison (born December 15, 1972 in Markham, Illinois) is an American football safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ...


Leaf missed his entire second season due to a shoulder injury uncovered by a preseason physical.[15] He was placed on injured reserve but made headlines for getting into a heated shouting match with Chargers general manager Bobby Beathard and another coach. The incident resulted in a fine, a suspension without pay, and Leaf apologizing four weeks later.[20][21]Leaf also allegedly lied about a hand injury to get out of practice so he could play golf instead.[19] Injured reserve is a special sports reserve list for professional teams to use if a player is injured and unable to play for the remainder of the season. ... Bobby Beathard was the former general manager of the Washington Redskins from 1978 to 1988 Category: ...


Leaf started the first two games of the 2000 season, only to complete less than half of his pass attempts, and throw for five interceptions and one touchdown. When backup Moses Moreno went down with a strained knee ligament, the Chargers gave Leaf more playing time. However, he injured his wrist while throwing an interception in a week four game and did not play again until week eleven.[15] Following more poor performances and injury problems, he was released by the Chargers after the season, with a record of only four wins as a starter in three years.[22] The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ... Moses Moreno (born September 5, 1975) was an American football quarterback. ...


Subsequent career and retirement

After being released by San Diego, Leaf was claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were intrigued by his physical talent and planned to develop his abilities more slowly by having him watch and learn.[23] However, Leaf's wrist still had not healed, and he refused to have surgery despite doctors' strong recommendations. After mediocre performances in the Buccaneers' four preseason games, the club asked Leaf to accept a lower salary. He refused, and the club released him just five days before the start of the 2001 season.[24] This May 2007 does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ...


Leaf attempted a comeback with the Dallas Cowboys, who signed him a few weeks after the Buccaneers released him. He failed his first physical and had trouble passing the second due to his wrist.[25] The Cowboys released him in May 2002, after he had appeared in four games—all losses—and thrown for 494 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.[26] Leaf was signed days later to a one-year contract by the Seattle Seahawks who, like the Buccaneers, planned to let him develop slowly so he could heal from his injuries.[27] The quarterback attended the team's spring minicamps and seemed upbeat about his new team. However, Leaf retired at the age of 26, just prior to the start of the Seahawks' 2002 training camp, initially offering no explanation, but later citing his injuries[3]. City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Silver, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1966) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ...


During his brief career in the NFL, Leaf appeared in 25 games and made 21 starts. He completed 315 of 655 passes for 3,666 yards, with 14 touchdowns and 36 interceptions. Leaf's career quarterback rating was 50.0, much lower than the 78.9 league average between 2000 and 2003.[28]


Personal life and legacy

The sports network ESPN listed Leaf first on their list of the 25 Biggest Sports Flops between 1979 and 2004.[29] MSNBC commentator Michael Ventre went so far as to call Leaf "the biggest bust in the history of professional sports."[30] Each year, some sports writers speculate on which drafted player will be the "next Ryan Leaf", that is, the next big college superstar to flop in the pros.[31] ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... MSNBC, a combination of Microsoft and NBC, is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States and Canada, and a news website. ...


In February 2001, Leaf married a Chargers cheerleader, Nicole. They separated two years later and divorced soon after.[32] As of February 2005, Leaf was enrolled in a sports management class called "Media Relations" at Washington State.[33] He graduated with a bachelor's degree in arts and humanities in May 2005.[34] Cheerleading is recreational activity and sometimes competitive sport involving organised routines including elements of dance and gymnastics to encourage crowds to cheer on sports teams. ...


Leaf joined Don Carthel's West Texas A&M staff as a quarterback's coach in 2006, and will be the school's golf coach as of 2007. Said Leaf: "I feel very honored to be a part of Coach Carthel's staff and a part of an up-and-coming successful program. [...] About a year after I retired from playing, I decided that I wanted to get back to college, where I had the greatest time of my life, and to get involved with college football."[35] Leaf also admitted that he was unprepared for the NFL when he was drafted back in 1998.[35] Don Carthel (born c. ... West Texas A&M University (also known as WTAMU, or WT), part of the Texas A&M University System, is a public university located in Canyon, Texas, a small city south of Amarillo, Texas. ...


References

  1. ^ "Leaf to Direct West Texas A&M Men's Golf During Upcoming Spring Semester", This is Buffalo Country, West Texas A&M University athletics, 2006-12-18. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  2. ^ Graney, Ed. "Different sort of Leaf at Qualcomm", San Diego Union-Tribune, 2005-12-26. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  3. ^ a b c Wash, Cheney. "Leaf retires rather than reporting to Seahawks' camp", ESPN, 2002-07-27. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Sports Illustrated 50 Greatest Montana Sports Figures", Sports Illustrated, 1999-12-22. Retrieved on 2007-02-23. 
  5. ^ "National title voting seems just a formality", The Cincinnati Post, 1998-01-02. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  6. ^ a b c Pullman, Washington. "Where will Leaf fall? QB says Indianapolis, San Diego both suitable homes", Sports Illustrated, 1998-04-15. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  7. ^ Ryan Leaf. pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-11.
  8. ^ Chargers. Say It Ain't So... Transactions that broke our hearts. Sports Illustrated (2001). Retrieved on 2007-02-11.
  9. ^ a b "Leaf has footwork to move from QB to coach", ESPN, 2006-08-19. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  10. ^ Sherrington, Kevin. "Leaf gets a career mulligan", Dallas Morning News online, 2007-02-03. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  11. ^ Finney, Peter. "QB debate reminder of choice made in 1998", New Orleans Times-Picayune, 2007-02-28. Retrieved on 2007-03-11. 
  12. ^ "Leaf to Sign for Huge Bonus", New York Times, 1998-07-26. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  13. ^ "Leaf retires rather than reporting to Seahawks' camp", Associated Press, 2002-07-26. Retrieved on 2007-09-01. 
  14. ^ Shanahan, Tom. "Rookies prepare for life in NFL", chargers.com, 2004-06-25. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  15. ^ a b c Garber, Greg. "Leaf will leave, but where will he go?", ESPN, 2000-11-17. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  16. ^ Wilson, Bernie. "Leaf: It Can't Get Much Worse Than 1-of-15", La Prensa San Diego, 1998-09-25. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  17. ^ Wilson, Bernie. "QB Turning Over A New Leaf?", La Prensa San Diego, 1998-11-20. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  18. ^ Cannizzaro, Mark. "Surprise! Leaf, Fiedler get new starts", ESPN, 2000-09-01. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  19. ^ a b Modglin, Trent. "Ryan Leaf fittingly pulled the plug on one of the most disappointing careers in NFL history", Pro Football Weekly, 2002-08-02. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  20. ^ Neely, Robert. "Saving Project Ryan: Chargers must take one more shot at salvaging Leaf’s career", Pro Football Weekly, 1999-11-22. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  21. ^ "Fallen Leaf returns, says he's sorry", ESPN, 1999-12-03. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  22. ^ "Leaf fails physical, doesn't join Dallas", The Daily Texan online, 2001-09-01. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  23. ^ "Buccaneers pick up Leaf", CBC, 2001-03-02. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  24. ^ Stroud, Rick. "The Leaf experiment ends", St. Petersburg Times, 2001-09-04. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  25. ^ "Failed physical ruins Leaf's warm welcome", The Michigan Daily, 2001-09-06. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  26. ^ "Cowboys decided to go with younger talent at QB", ESPN, 2002-05-21. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
  27. ^ Holmgren, Mike. "Mike Holmgren on Ryan Leaf" (press conference), seahawks.com, 2002-05-21. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
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  31. ^ Prisco, Pete. "Latest questions about top QB prospects too bad to be true", CBS Sportsline, 2006-04-18. Retrieved on 2007-02-11. 
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Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Michigan Daily is the daily student newspaper of the University of Michigan. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Preceded by
Stan Humphries
San Diego Chargers Starting Quarterback
1998-2000
Succeeded by
Jim Harbaugh
Persondata
NAME Leaf, Ryan
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Leaf, Ryan David
SHORT DESCRIPTION Notoriously unsuccessful American Football player
DATE OF BIRTH May 15, 1976
PLACE OF BIRTH Great Falls, Montana
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

 
 

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