McGrane: Football 2013 Outlook - TE's
McGrane: Football 2013 Outlook - QB's
Aztec Football's Ryan Lindley CB&T SA of the Week
Lindley one of three QB's on the South team roster
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A strong-armed passer who made his Aztec debut in 2008 and has been the starter ever since ... Started 36 games overall - second-most by a QB in school history ... Set the SDSU record for most consecutive starts by a signalcaller with 31 and counting ... Thrown for over 2,500 yards in each of his three campaigns ... First Aztec to pass for over 3,000 yards in back-to-back years since Billy Blanton (1995-96) ... Second in SDSU history in career passing yards (9,537), completions (724), attempts (1,285), passing TDs (67) and total offense (9,305) ... Lindy's tabbed him as the 2011 preseason MWC Offensive Player of the Year and as having the "strongest arm" in the MWC for the second consecutive season ... Rated the sixth-best quarterback nationally by Lindy's ... Preseason second-team all-conference by Athlon's, Lindy's and Phil Steele ... Rivals.com rated him as the 78th-best player in the nation regardless of position in 2011 ... Davey O'Brien Award candidate for most outstanding quarterback ... Is on the Maxwell Award watch list (college player of the year) in 2011 ... Has one career 500-yard passing game, three 400-yard efforts and 12 for 300 or more yards.
2010: Started every game behind center ... Named a second-team all-MWC selection and team co-offensive player of the year ... Ranked seventh nationally in passing average (294.6/g) and 14th in total offense (292.2/g) (both No. 1 in MWC) ... His 3,830 yards passing are third in school history and most by an Aztec since 1990 ... Tossed 28 TDs, which are third in the SDSU season record book ... Started his 24th career game at quarterback for the Aztecs in the opener, completing 17 of his 26 pass attempts for 303 yards, no INTs and two scores ... Reached the 6,000-yard mark in career passing yardage vs. Nicholls, becoming just the fifth Aztec to reach that milestone ... Did not throw a pick for the second contest in a row at New Mexico State, completing 20 passes on a season-high 42 attempts for 319 yards and a touchdown ... Saw his streak of consecutive pass attempts without an INT broken at 116 against No. 25 Missouri ... Connected on over 70 percent of his throws against Utah State, passing for 362 yards and three touchdowns ... His 82-yard TD pass to Vincent Brown in the second half is the longest of his career and was No. 11 nationally in 2010 ... Threw three TD passes for the second consecutive outing with a trio at BYU ... Logged 247 passing yards and a touchdown in the upset of No. 23 Air Force ... Also had five carries for a season-best 18 yards against the Falcons ... Threw two touchdowns in the victory at New Mexico, posting 249 yards through the air ... Had a season-high 365 yards passing, including three touchdowns, in the victory at Wyoming ... Threw for 171 yards and a touchdown against Colorado State ... Threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns at No. 3 TCU ... Started his 29th consecutive game against Utah, breaking the previous school record of 28 by Billy Blanton (Oct. 15, 1994-Nov. 28, 1996) ... Had a career-high 528 yards passing and four touchdowns in the game ... The 528 yards ranks fourth in school history and are the most since David Lowery threw for a school-record 568 vs. BYU in 1991 ... Went over 3,000 yards for the season in the Utah game to become the third SDSU player to do so in consecutive campaigns ... Was 22-for-30 for 338 yards and four touchdowns against UNLV and earned MWC Offensive Player-of-the-Week accolades ... Completed 78 percent of his passes against Navy, going 18-for-23 for 276 yards and two touchdowns.
2009: 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 ... 2009 Manning Award Watch List ... 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 vs. UNLV, including a long of 64 yards to Jon Toledo.
2008: 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 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 freshman game record vs. the Rebels for pass completions, surpassing the previous high of 29, that he had against Notre Dame.
2007: Traveled but did not see action as a true freshman.
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.
Personal: 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.
LINDLEY'S CAREER STATISTICS
Career Highs: Attempts: 59 at Notre Dame (9/6/08); Completions: 36 vs. Utah (11/20/10); Passing Yards: 528 vs. Utah (11/20/10); Long Pass: 90 vs. Utah (11/20/10); TDs Passing: 6 at CSU (10/24/09); TDs Rushing: 1 vs. S. Utah (9/12/09), at Notre Dame (9/6/08).