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Ryan George Lindley (born June 22, 1989) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at San Diego State, and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Lindley has also been a member of the San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
and Ottawa Redblacks.

Contents

1 High school career 2 College career

2.1 Statistics

3 Professional career

3.1 Arizona Cardinals 3.2 San Diego Chargers 3.3 Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
(II) 3.4 New England Patriots 3.5 Indianapolis Colts 3.6 Ottawa Redblacks 3.7 NFL statistics

4 Personal life 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

High school career[edit] Lindley attended El Capitan High School
El Capitan High School
in Lakeside, California. As a senior, he threw for 3,521 yards and 35 touchdowns. He also played baseball. College career[edit]

Lindley while at San Diego State

After not playing in his first year on campus at San Diego State University in 2007 while Kevin O'Connell was the Aztecs' starter, Lindley started 11 games as a redshirt freshman in 2008. During the season, he completed 242 of 427 passes for 2,653 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions. As a sophomore in 2009 he started 12 games and completed 239 of 437 passes for 3,054 yards with 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. As a junior in 2010 Lindley completed 243 of 421 passes for 3,830 yards, 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He helped lead the Aztecs to the 2010 Poinsettia Bowl, their first Bowl game
Bowl game
since the 1998 Las Vegas Bowl.[1] He helped them defeat the Navy Midshipmen 35 to 14 after completing 18 of 23 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns.[2] Statistics[edit]

Year Team Passing Rushing

Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD

2008 San Diego State 242 427 56.7 2,653 6.2 16 9 117.0 31 -62 -2.0 1

2009 San Diego State 239 437 54.7 3,054 7.0 23 16 123.4 22 -131 -6.0 1

2010 San Diego State 243 421 57.7 3,830 9.1 28 14 149.4 19 -31 -1.6 0

2011 San Diego State 237 447 53.0 3,153 7.1 23 8 125.7 18 -51 -2.8 0

Career[3] 961 1,732 55.5 12,690 7.3 90 47 128.8 90 -275 -3.1 2

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables

Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad

6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 229 lb (104 kg) 4.90 s 1.69 s 2.87 s 4.45 s 7.52 s 29 1⁄2 in (0.75 m) 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)

All values from NFL Combine[4]

Arizona Cardinals[edit] Lindley was drafted in the 6th round of the 2012 NFL Draft
2012 NFL Draft
by the Arizona Cardinals. On November 18, 2012, he replaced John Skelton in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He made his first professional start on November 25 against the St. Louis Rams. In his first season, he posted a very low 46.7 passer rating and threw 7 interceptions compared to 0 touchdowns. After two seasons with the team, Lindley was released by the Cardinals on August 25, 2014. San Diego Chargers[edit] Lindley signed with the San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers
and was assigned to their practice squad on August 31, 2014.[5] Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
(II)[edit] On November 11, 2014, Lindley re-signed with the Arizona Cardinals after a season-ending injury to Carson Palmer. On December 11, 2014, starting quarterback Drew Stanton
Drew Stanton
was injured in the game against the St. Louis Rams, Lindley entered the game and saw his first in-game action since 2012. On December 28, 2014, against the San Francisco 49ers, Lindley threw his first career touchdown pass to Michael Floyd, ending an NFL record 228 pass attempts without a touchdown to start his career.[6] He finished the 2014 season with a 48.4% completion rate, 562 yards passing, 2 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, and a 56.8 passer rating.[7] On January 3, 2015, in the Cardinals' first-round playoff game at the Carolina Panthers, Lindley completed 16 of 28 passes for 82 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.[8] He had a passer rating of 44.3 and Arizona lost 27–16.[8] The Cardinals totaled 77 yards of offense, the fewest in NFL playoff history.[9] New England Patriots[edit] On August 10, 2015, Lindley agreed to terms with the New England Patriots.[10] On September 5, 2015, the Patriots released Lindley after the last preseason game.[11] Indianapolis Colts[edit] On December 29, 2015, Lindley signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[12] On January 3, 2016, Lindley split time with fellow recent signee Josh Freeman in the Colts season finale against the Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
and went 6/10 for 58 yards and a touchdown in the 30–24 win.[13] Ottawa Redblacks[edit] After not playing professional football for more than a year, Lindley signed with the Ottawa Redblacks
Ottawa Redblacks
of the Canadian Football League
Canadian Football League
(CFL) on February 2, 2017.[14] Lindley saw the most action during the preseason for the Redblacks; he completed 18 of 30 pass attempts for 140 yards with 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions. Lindley made his first CFL start on September 22, 2017: Starting quarterback Trevor Harris and backup Drew Tate were both out with injuries. Lindley played very poorly, completing just 16 of 36 pass attempts (44.4%) for only 151 yards (4.2 yards per attempt), with one interception and the Redblacks were beaten handily by the Blue Bomber 29–9.[15] Lindley was not much better in the team's next match against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, completing 17 of 31 pass attempts (54.8%) for 161 yards (5.2 yards per attempt), with one touchdown and one interception.[16] On March 6, 2018 Linldley was released by the Redblacks.[17] NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS Passing Rushing

Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD

2012 ARI 6 4 89 171 52.0 752 4.4 0 7 46.7 4 7 1.8 0

2014 ARI 3 2 45 93 48.4 562 6.0 2 4 56.8 0 0 0.0 0

2015 IND 1 0 6 10 60.0 58 5.8 1 0 109.6 0 0 0.0 0

Career 10 6 140 274 51.1 1,372 5.0 3 11 52.4 4 7 1.8 0

Source:[18] Personal life[edit] After being released by the Colts, Lindley's agent, Rep 1 Sports, hired him as a coach. He was tasked with getting Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz
and Jared Goff
Jared Goff
ready for their NFL Combine
NFL Combine
and Pro Day performances.[19][20][21][22][23][24] In 2014, Lindley was a stand-in body double for Andrew Luck
Andrew Luck
in a Visa commercial that featured Cardinals teammate Larry Fitzgerald. The commercial also featured Drew Brees and Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick
through CGI. At San Diego State University, Lindley majored in Social Science Teaching. See also[edit]

List of Division I FBS passing yardage leaders List of Division I FBS passing touchdown leaders

References[edit]

^ "Utah will go bowling in Las Vegas". Sports.espn.go.com. 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2014-02-17.  ^ "Ronnie Hillman rumbles for 228 yards in San Diego State's win". Scores.espn.go.com. 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2014-02-17.  ^ "Ryan Lindley". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 2, 2016.  ^ "Ryan Lindley". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved September 1, 2016.  ^ "Bolts Announce 2014 Practice Squad". San Diego Chargers. 2014-08-31. Retrieved 2016-05-13.  ^ "Cardinals vs. 49ers - Game Recap - December 28, 2014 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-05-13.  ^ "Ryan Lindley". NFL.com. Retrieved 2016-05-13.  ^ a b "Ryan Lindley: Game Logs at NFL.com". www.nfl.com. Retrieved 2016-05-13.  ^ Dopher, Marc. "Panthers capture first playoff win since 2006". WYFF4. Retrieved 2016-05-13.  ^ Palacios, Ruben. "Patriots QB shuffle: release Matt Flynn, sign Ryan Lindley". CBS Sports. Retrieved 10 August 2015.  ^ "Patriots cut Ryan Lindley
Ryan Lindley
and nine others". Retrieved 2016-01-01.  ^ " Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
make roster move". blogs.colts.com. December 29, 2015. Retrieved December 31, 2015.  ^ "Titans vs. Colts - Box Score - January 3, 2016 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-05-13.  ^ Staff, 3Down (2017-02-02). "Redblacks sign former NFL starter Ryan Lindley (and why they did it)". 3DownNation. Retrieved 2017-02-02.  ^ "Blue Bombers pour it on to rout Redblacks". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2017-09-27.  ^ "2017-09-29 Game Tracker - Saskatchewan Roughriders
Saskatchewan Roughriders
vs. Ottawa Redblacks (2428) - CFL.ca". CFL.ca. Retrieved 2017-09-30.  ^ "Redblacks cut backup QB Lindley - Article - TSN". TSN. 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-03-07.  ^ "Ryan Lindley". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 2, 2016.  ^ King, Peter (February 29, 1016). "The Pride of North Dakota". mmqb.si.com. Retrieved April 23, 2016.  ^ Valkenburg, Kevin Van (April 12, 2016). "One wrist injury, 612 throws, zero competition -- Does Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz
really add up to $20M?". espn.go.com. Retrieved April 23, 2016.  ^ Bowen, Les (January 29, 2016). "So far at Senior Bowl, Carson Wentz living up to the hype". philly.com. Retrieved April 23, 2016.  ^ Brugler, Dave (March 23, 2016). "2016 NFL Draft: Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz
to make final argument at NDSU pro day". cbssports.com. Retrieved April 23, 2016.  ^ Alper, Josh (February 15, 2016). " Jared Goff
Jared Goff
"confident" he'll be best quarterback in draft". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved April 23, 2016.  ^ Gehlken, Michael (April 26, 2016). " Ryan Lindley
Ryan Lindley
guided draft's top picks". sandiegouniontribune.com. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 

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Arizona Cardinals
2012 NFL draft
2012 NFL draft
selections

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Chicago / St. Louis / Phoenix / Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
starting quarterbacks

Paddy Driscoll (1920–1925) Arnold Horween
Arnold Horween
(1922–1924) Hal Erickson (1926–1928) Roddy Lamb (1927) Don Hill (1929) Bunny Belden (1930) Walt Holmer (1931–1932) Joe Lillard (1933) Phil Sarboe (1934–1935) Pug Vaughan (1936) Pat Coffee (1937) Jack Robbins (1938–1939) Hugh McCullough (1940) Ray Mallouf (1941) Bud Schwenk (1942) Ronnie Cahill (1943) John Grigas (1944) Vince Oliver (1945) Paul Collins (1945) Paul Christman
Paul Christman
(1945–1949) Ray Mallouf (1948) Virgil Eikenberg (1948) Jim Hardy
Jim Hardy
(1949–1951) Frank Tripucka
Frank Tripucka
(1950–1952) Charley Trippi
Charley Trippi
(1951–1952) Don Panciera (1952) Jim Root (1953, 1956) Steve Romanik (1953–1954) Ray Nagel (1953) Lamar McHan (1954–1958) Ogden Compton (1955) Mack Reynolds (1958) King Hill (1959–1960) John Roach (1959–1960) George Izo (1960) Sam Etcheverry
Sam Etcheverry
(1961–1962) Ralph Guglielmi
Ralph Guglielmi
(1961) Charley Johnson (1962–1966, 1968–1969) Buddy Humphrey (1965) Terry Nofsinger (1966) Jim Hart (1967–1981, 1983) Gary Keithley (1973) Pete Beathard (1971) Tim Van Galder (1972) Gary Cuozzo (1972) Steve Pisarkiewicz (1978–1979) Mike Loyd (1980) Neil Lomax (1981–1988) Cliff Stoudt (1986, 1988) Shawn Halloran (1987) Sammy Garza (1987) Gary Hogeboom (1989) Tom Tupa (1989, 1991) Timm Rosenbach (1989–1990, 1992) Stan Gelbaugh (1991) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1991–1993) Steve Beuerlein (1993–1994) Jay Schroeder
Jay Schroeder
(1994) Jim McMahon
Jim McMahon
(1994) Dave Krieg (1995) Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
(1996) Kent Graham (1996–1997) Jake Plummer
Jake Plummer
(1997–2002) Stoney Case (1997) Dave Brown (1999–2000) Jeff Blake (2003) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2003–2005) Shaun King (2004) John Navarre (2004) Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
(2005–2009) Matt Leinart
Matt Leinart
(2006–2007, 2009) Derek Anderson (2010) John Skelton (2010–2012) Max Hall
Max Hall
(2010) Kevin Kolb
Kevin Kolb
(2011–2012) Ryan Lindley
Ryan Lindley
(2012, 2014) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2012) Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer
(2013–2017) Drew Stanton
Drew Stanton
(2014, 2016–present) Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert
(2017)

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Ottawa Redblacks
Ottawa Redblacks
starting quarterbacks

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