8 Ryan Tilghman
8 Ryan Tilghman
Birth Date: December 6, 1990
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Columbia, Tenn.
High School: Columbia Central
Position: QB
Major: Secondary Education

A versatile athlete, Ryan has made a couple of position changes in his first three years on the roster...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 all four semesters at Tech.

AT TECH (In 2011):Tilghman lined up as a receiver in 2011, seeing field time in eight games...his best performance came against JSU on Oct. 29 when he had three catches for 51 yards, including his longest reception of the season (43 yards)...totaled 72 receiving yards on six catches over teh course of the season.

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.

AT TECH (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 secondary education.