2018 NFL Draft

Ryan Lindley, QB

School: San Diego State  |  Conference: MWC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Alpine, CA
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 229 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2011 Season
Lindley threw for 3,153 yards and 23 touchdowns this season, capping off his year with 413 yards passing and three touchdowns in the New Orleans Bowl. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound signal-caller finished the year ranked second in the Mountain West in passing yards per game (242.5) and third in completions per game (18.23) and total offense (238.62 ypg.). Lindley leaves San Diego State as the Aztecs' all-time career leader in several different offensive categories, including passing yards (12,690), touchdowns (90), total offense (12,415), completions (961) and quarterback starts (49). He is also the Mountain West's career passing leader and ranks in the top five among NCAA active career leaders in yards, attempts (1,732), completions and touchdowns.
2010 Season
Second-team all-Mountain West pick started all 13 games for SDSU in 2010 ... shared Byron H. Chase Memorial Offensive Player of the Year honors with receiver DeMarco Sampson ... completed 57.7 percent of his passes (243-421) for 3,830 yards, averaging nearly 300 yards a game (294.6) ... threw 28 touchdowns against 14 interceptions on the year.
2009 Season
Team co-offensive player of the year with DeMarco Sampson ... Ranked second in the conference and 19th nationally in passing yards per game (254.5) ... Was 39th in NCAA Division I in total offense (243.6 ypg.) ... His 3,054 passing yards were the most ever by an Aztec sophomore and 10th in school single-season history ... His 437 passing attempts are sixth in season record book, while his 23 passing scores are seventh ... SDSU's starting quarterback for the 12th time in his career against UCLA ... Threw for 238 yards with a pair of touchdowns, including a career-long 78-yard strike to Vincent Brown ... Accounted for three scores vs. Southern Utah, throwing two TDs and recording his second career rushing touchdown vs. Southern Utah ... Completed 20 of 30 attempts for 287 yards in the win over the Thunderbirds ... Missed part of the Idaho game due to injury, but still managed to throw for 200 yards, completing 21 of his 35 pass attempts with a touchdown ... Then season-best 25 completions on 41 attempts for 284 yards and two TDs at Air Force. Lone TD pass vs. NMSU proved to be the game-winner in the fourth quarter ... Then season-best 298 passing yards (21-for-33) and three touchdowns against No. 18 BYU ... Career performance in leading SDSU to a 42-28 win at Colorado State, throwing for 459 yards (29-for-43) and a league-record six touchdowns to earn MWC co-POW honors ... The 459 yards are the most by a player in the MWC in 2009, rank 12th (tied) nationally and are 12th in school single-game history ... Another three-TD effort in leading the team to a win over New?Mexico ... Threw for 164 yards and a TD against TCU ... Was 18-for-29 for 200 yards versus Wyoming ... Did not have a touchdown pass against the Cowboys, though, breaking a streak of 15 consecutive outings with at least one passing score (he missed the game in 2008 vs. AFA due to injury) ... Threw for 341 yards in the finale with UNLV, including a long of 64 yards to Jon Toledo.
2008 Season
Team offensive MVP ... Started 11 contests in his first year of competition ... Threw for 2,653 yards and 16 touchdowns ... Four games with 300+ yards passing ... Ranked 24th nationally in passing average and 42nd in total offense ... Became just the second freshman to start a season-opening game at SDSU, joining Todd Santos ... Completed 27 of his 45 pass attempts for 352 yards and three touchdowns in his debut ... All numbers were the most by an Aztec freshman in his first career start ... A week later, attempted 59 passes against Notre Dame, tying for third in the SDSU single-game record book ... Also set an MWC freshman record and is tied for fifth overall in conference game history with his 59 attempts ... Completed 29 of those 59 attempts for 274 yards and a TD, while adding his first career rushing score to put the Aztecs up 7-0 ... Another record-setting performance, throwing for 433 yards (24-for-38) and four touchdowns in the victory against Idaho ... His 433 yards were the most by a freshman in the nation in 2008 and sixth overall ... Is the 14th player in school history to record a 400-yard passing game ... Named MWC offensive player of the week for his efforts. Starter vs. TCU, but left the game due to a shoulder injury in the first quarter after completing four of his eight passes for 37 yards ... Missed the Air Force game due to injury ... Returned against New Mexico, throwing for 156 yards and a 15-yard TD ... Completed 24 of his 33 pass attempts for 166 yards and a 10-yard TD pass to Vincent Brown against CSU ... Attempted over 50 passes for the second time with 52 at Wyoming, throwing for 311 yards and a touchdown ... Threw for 160 yards and a touchdown at BYU ... Completed 23 passes for 247 yards and two TDs vs. No. 8 Utah ... Led SDSU to a win over UNLV by throwing for 387 yards and two scores ... Completed 35 of his 50 pass attempts with no interceptions ... His 35 completions tie for third in the SDSU single-game record book ... Became the 14th Aztec in school history with three or more 300-yard passing games ... Set a new freshman game record vs. the Rebels for pass completions, surpassing the previous high of 29, that he posted against Notre Dame.
High School
Played two seasons of varsity football at El Capitan High School under coach Ron Burner ... As a senior, completed 61 percent of his passes (235-for-385) for 3,521 yards, including 35 touchdowns ... 2006 CalHiSports second-team all-state and first-team pick for Division III ... League, CIF, San Diego Union-Tribune and Breitbard Hall of Champions Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Russ Saunders Award recipient, given to the county's top senior student-athlete in football by the Hall of Champions ... Helped the Vaqueros to a league title and an 11-1 record in 2006, the best in school history ... Threw for 417 yards in a single game in 2006, the eighth-highest passing total in section history ... His junior season, threw for over 2,000 yards and tossed 14 TD passes. Career totals include 5,741 yards passing and 49 touchdowns ... Two-time team captain ... Rated the 34th-best quarterback nationally and the No. 97 player overall in California by Rivals.com ... Scout.com listed him among the top 50 quarterback recruits in the nation and No. 6 in California ... Ranked No. 62 overall by SuperPrep Magazine in the state ... An honor student, who ranked in the top six percent of his class and garnered first-team all-academic honors by the San Diego Union-Tribune two straight years ... Also played baseball at El Cap.
Born June 22, 1989, in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Tim and Kay Linn Lindley ... Father, Tim, played water polo at Occidental College ... Major is social science teaching.