8 Ryan Tilghman
8 Ryan Tilghman
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Year: Soph.
Hometown: Columbia, Tenn.
High School: Columbia Central
Position: QB
Major: History

A versatile athlete, Ryan has made a couple of position changes in his first two years on the roster...he is back at quarterback for the 2011 season, the position where he excelled in high school...came to Tech as a quarterback but was moved to wide receiver a year ago..eager to learn and anxious to play, he showed solid progess during the 2010 spring drills as a receiver...his skills fit better as a signal caller for Tech's fast-paced attack, so he was moved back to quarterback for 2011 spring sessions...has good fundamentals and accurate arm...elusive runner...joined the Golden Eagles as a walk-on and was a redshirt in his first season...played a role in helping the team by directing the scout team offense during his redshirt season...made it onto the Athletic Director's Honor Roll both semesters in 2010-11.

AT TECH (In 2010): Ryan got onto the field for the first three games of the season, playing on special teams...listed as a wide receiver but did not post any statistics.

(IN 2009):
Joined the Golden Eagles as a walk-on and spent his first season as a redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played football at Columbia Central High School for coach Vance Belew...earned three letters as a quarterback...ran 1500 yards rushing and threw 28 TDs totaling 2,560 yards during his high school career...earned two letters in basketball and one in soccer...helped his soccer team win a region and district championship...made All Region in football two years.

PERSONAL: The son of Glen and Melissa Tilghman...full name is Ryan Patrick Tilghman...birthdate is December 6, 1990...majoring in history.