Texas A&M Football: Top 10 quarterbacks in Aggie History

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8. Ryan Tannehill (2010-2011)

Tannehill took over for Jerrod Johnson midway through the 2010 season, much the same as how Johnson took over for Stephen McGee two season earlier. He never looked back. In his first game as a starter, a home game versus Texas Tech, the converted receiver threw for 449 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Aggies to a 45-27 rout of the Red Raiders.

The Aggies finished in a three-way tie for the Big XII South that year, the only year other than 1997 and 1998 that the Aggies would manage to win the Big XII South or the conference before leaving for the SEC. His career 134.2 QBR is third all-time among Aggie quarterbacks. He ranks second among Aggie QBs with a 62.5 career completion percentage.

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Tannehill led the Aggies to two of the biggest upsets in team history during his season and a half as a starter. In 2010 the then-unranked Aggies upset No. 9 Oklahoma at home. Then, just a few weeks later as the 18th best team in the nation, they took down No. 9 Nebraska.

His 42 career passing touchdowns also put him in the top 10 of the Aggie record books. He took the team to the Cotton Bowl (a 41-24 loss to LSU) in his one full season as a starter and was drafted 8th overall by the Miami Dolphins in the 2012 NFL Draft.