NFL Firsts: Ryan Tannehill Of The Miami Dolphins


Ryan Tannehill came out of Texas A&M and was drafted in the first round with the 8th overall pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2012. There were high expectations on him as a first round pick. He got his chance right away too when he was named the starting quarterback to start his rookie year.

18 Of Ryan Tannehill’s NFL Firsts

-Ryan Tannehill’s first NFL game saw his Dolphins fall in defeat to the Houston Texans, 30-10 in the first game of the 2012 season.

-Ryan Tannehill’s first NFL win as a starter came in Week 2 of his rookie year in 2012 when he led the Miami Dolphins to a 35-13 win over the Oakland Raiders.

-Ryan Tannehill’s first 300 yard game came in Week 4 of his rookie season in a loss to the Cardinals when he threw for more than 400 yards, finishing with 431.

-On Ryan Tannehill’s first play as an NFL starting quarterback, he handed the ball off to Reggie Bush who ran for a one yard gain.

-Ryan Tannehill’s first attempted pass in the NFL was complete to Davone Bess for 10 yards and a first down.

-Ryan Tannehill threw his first career interception in the second quarter of his first game as a rookie when he was picked off by Johnathan Joseph of the Houston Texans.

-The first NFL player to sack Ryan Tannehill was J.J. Watt of the Texans.

-Ryan Tannehill’s first NFL touchdown pass came in Week 2 of his rookie year. It happened in the second quarter of a win over the Raiders, went for 14 yards, and was caught by Anthony Fasano.

-Ryan Tannehill’s second career touchdown pass was his first of over 50 yards. This one came against the Cardinals in Week 4 of his rookie year, went for 80 yards, and was caught by Brian Hartline.

-The first player to catch more than one touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill was Anthony Fasano.

-The first player Ryan Tannehill would throw 10 or more career touchdown passes to during his career was Charles Clay.

-The first rushing touchdown of Ryan Tannehill’s career came in Week 2 in the win over the Raiders during his rookie year. It happened in the first quarter on a run of two yards.

-The first time Ryan Tannehill threw for more than one touchdown in an NFL game came in Week 6 of 2012 when he threw two in a win over the Rams.

-The first opposing team Ryan Tannehill would throw for more than 2,000 career yards against was the New England Patriots.

-The first time Ryan Tannehill ran for over 50 yards in a game came in Week 14 of his rookie year when he carried the ball eight times for 52 yards.

-Ryan Tannehill’s first 3,000 yard season came as a rookie in 2012 when he passed for 3,294 yards.

-The first time Ryan Tannehill passed for over 4,000 yards in a season was in his third season in 2014 when he threw for 4,045 yards.

-The first time Ryan Tannehill won the Player of the Week Award was in Week 7 of the 2015 season. He was rewarded then for leading the Dolphins to a win, completing 18 of 19 passes for 282 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions.

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