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#15 Ryan Mallett
Position: QB
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 238
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
City/State: Texarkana, Ark.
High School: Texas HS
Other College: Michigan
Experience: Redshirt
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Ryan Mallett
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/12/2010

OUTLOOK: A top candidate for postseason awards who possesses one of the strongest arms in college football, Mallett has been named a finalist for the Manning Award after being named a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award and the Maxwell Award, as well as a Walter Camp Player to Watch. He was named second-team All-SEC in 2010 and has set or tied 43 school or stadium records in his time at UA. His career average of 29.6 yards per touchdown pass is the highest in SEC history. His 7,493 career passing yards, 7,141 career total offense yards, 68 touchdowns responsible for and 62 passing touchdowns rank as the highest totals by active SEC players. His passing touchdown and passing yards totals are first all-time at Arkansas, while his total offensive yardage and touchdown responsibility rank second all-time at UA. He also is second on the school's completions list with 491. His 158.1 career passing efficiency ranking is the third-highest in SEC history. He holds UA career records for 400-yard passing games (4) and 300-yard passing games (14). He has thrown for at least one touchdown in 25 of 26 Arkansas starts, multiple touchdowns in 15 starts at Arkansas and three or more touchdowns in 13 starts as a Razorback.

2010: Mallett started all 13 games and completed an Arkansas single-season record 266 passes on a school-record 411 attempts for 3,869 yards and 32 touchdowns, both UA single-season records, with 12 interceptions. He broke Arkansas' single-season total offense record for the second straight season, finishing 2010 with 3,795 yards. He led the SEC and ranked fifth in the NCAA with 297.6 passing yards per game. His 32 passing touchdowns were tops in the conference for the second straight season and tied for seventh in the country, and his 291.9 yards of total offense per game ranked second in the SEC and 14th in the nation. Mallett threw for 1,968 yards and 14 touchdowns against ranked opponents to lead the SEC and rank second in the country in both categories. He led the SEC and finished third in the NCAA with 30 completions of 30 or more yards, and his 63 in the last two seasons are the most in the NCAA. He topped the SEC and ranks second in the NCAA with 104 completions of 15 or more yards and his 35 completions of 25-plus yards tied for the conference lead and seventh in the nation. He has a completion of at least 25 yards in 24 of his 26 games as a Razorback and a 50 yarder in 15 games. His 163.65 passing efficiency ranked third in the SEC and seventh in the NCAA, and his 15.26 yards-per-completion average was third in the SEC and fifth in the NCAA.
His final game of 2010 produced another record-breaking performance. Mallett completed an Arkansas bowl-record 24 passes on a UA bowl-record 47 attempts for 277 yards and two touchdowns in the Sugar Bowl vs. No. 6 Ohio State. During the game, he also surpassed school single-season records for passing yards and total offense yards. He capped the regular season with a 13-for-23 passing performance for 320 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-23 victory vs. No. 6 LSU. In the game, he found Cobi Hamilton for touchdown scores of 80 and 85 yards to become the second quarterback in Arkansas history to throw two touchdown passes of at least 80 yards in the same game. It was his NCAA-leading ninth 300-yard passing game this season, which is a UA record, and extends his school career record to 14. Mallett threw for three touchdowns, including the game-winning score in double overtime, in Arkansas' 38-31 win at Mississippi State. He was 17-26 passing for 305 yards for his eighth 300-yard game this season. His second touchdown strike was an 89-yard hookup with Jarius Wright that is the second-longest scoring toss in Arkansas history. He tied two records in a 58-21 win vs. UTEP, throwing for five touchdowns to tie a mark he has put up four times at UA, and ran for another to match a 1995 record for single-game touchdown responsibility. Against the Miners, Mallett was 19-26 passing for 215 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions. He also had four rushes for 18 yards, with a 14-yard touchdown rush included. He broke the Arkansas single-game passing record with 409-yard effort that is most by SEC QB this season in a 49-14 win vs. Vanderbilt. His total was the fourth 400-yard game of his career and bettered his record of 408 set in 2009 vs. Georgia. He arrived at that total on 27-of-44 passing with three touchdowns, earning a career-high in attempts and recording the third-highest single-game attempts and completions totals in program history. He was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Commodores. He topped 300 yards passing for the seventh time in 2010, extending his single-season Arkansas record, with 303-yard effort while going 21-of-30 passing with one touchdown through the air and another on the ground in the Razorbacks' 41-20 victory at South Carolina. It was the 12th 300-yard passing game of his career, further extending his UA career record.
He was named Walter Camp National Player of the Week, SEC Offensive Player of the Week, Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week and Rivals.com Player of the Week following his 21-of-33 passing for 380 yards and three touchdowns at Georgia. Included in that game was the first game-winning drive of his career, in which he was 3-of-3 for 73 yards with a 40-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds remaining. In the season opener vs. Tennessee Tech, he broke the Arkansas single-game completion percentage record (min. 20 attempts) with his .875 showing that also is the third-highest in SEC history (min. 20 completions) on 21-of-24 passing for 301 yards and three touchdowns. His three touchdowns thrown against the Golden Eagles tied the UA record for passing touchdowns in a season-opening game. The next week, he was 28-of-44 passing for 400 yards and three touchdowns against ULM. His completions are a single-game career high and rank as the second-highest single-game total in school history.
Against Texas A&M, Mallett broke another Arkansas record by reaching 300 yards passing for the fifth consecutive game. Against the Aggies, he was 27-of-38 for 310 yards and three touchdowns. He passed for 357 yards on 25-of-38 with one touchdown and added one rushing touchdown against Alabama. He was 10-of-15 passing for 96 yards and one touchdown before suffering a second-quarter concussion at Auburn, and was 13-of-24 for 196 yards and one touchdown passing before being removed in the third quarter vs. Ole Miss due to an injury to his right shoulder.

2009: Mallett started all 13 games and completed 225-of-403 passes for 3,624 yards and 30 touchdowns with only seven interceptions. He was honored as one of 10 finalists for the Manning Award and was named the College Football Performance Awards National Performer of the Year. He was a first-team All-SEC selection by ESPN.com and was a second-team honoree by the AP and the league coaches. He was named the 2010 AutoZone Liberty Bowl MVP and was the only quarterback in the SEC to earn the league offensive player of the week honors outright two times. In his first season in the SEC, he led the league in touchdown passes (30), passing yards per game (278.8) and total offense (276.5). He was also second in the league and seventh nationally in pass efficiency (152.5). He was the only player in the SEC to throw five-or-more touchdown passes in three different games. He also led the league in 400-yard passing performances with two and 300-yard passing performances with five.
 He led the nation in pass efficiency in home games (191.87). He also led the nation in completions of 25-or-more yards with 44. In addition, he led the SEC in passes of 50-or-more yards (10) and passes of 15-or-more yards (89). He finished high in several SEC single-season categories: 152.5 pass efficiency rating (third), 3,595 total yards gained (seventh); touchdown responsibility (32, T10); 3,624 passing yards gained (eighth); 30 touchdown passes (T12). His completion percentage of 85.2 against South Carolina tied for the fifth-highest single-game effort in SEC history (23-of-27).
 He set or tied 16 Razorback school records in 2009, including touchdown passes in a game (5) and in a season (30), pass completions in a season (225), pass attempts in a season (403), passing yards in a game (408) and in a season (3,624), total offense in a game (412) and in a season (3,595), touchdown responsibility in a season (32; 2 rushing, 30 passing), consecutive pass attempts without an interception (141), completion percentage in a game (13-19 att./.875; 20+ att./.852), 300-yard passing games in a season (5 - since broken with 7 in 2010), and 400-yard passing games in a season (2 - tied in 2010). Mallett opened his Razorback career by completing 17-of 22 passes for 309 yards and one touchdown in the victory against Missouri State and helped the Razorbacks throw for a school record 447 passing yards. The next week against Georgia, he set then-career highs for passing attempts (39), passing yards (408) and passing touchdowns (5). His 412 yards of total offense against the Bulldogs ranked as the highest total by any SEC player in a regular season game in 2009. He led the Razorbacks to a 47-19 victory over Texas A&M in Arlington by going 17-of-27 for 271 yards and four touchdowns. Against No. 17 Auburn, he completed 24-of-37 passes for 274 yards and two touchdowns and ran for his first touchdown as a Razorback to help UA to a 44-23 victory. In the Eastern Michigan game, he was nearly perfect completing 14-of-16 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns. His accuracy continued the next week as he went 23-of-27 for 329 yards in a 33-16 win against South Carolina. His passing yard total against the Gamecocks ranks ninth on the school's all-time chart. In the Troy game, he set or tied five different school records, including pass attempts without an interception (141), passing yards in a season, 300-yard passing games in a season and career, and he matched his own school record for touchdown passes in a game (5). His 405 passing yards against Troy ranked second behind his own school record. He threw five touchdown passes again against Mississippi State and went 18-of-34 for 313 yards in the 42-21 victory. He ended the season by leading the Razorbacks to a bowl win for the first time since 2003 and was named MVP of the 20-17 Liberty Bowl victory over East Carolina. Against the Pirates, he was 15-of-36 for 202 yards and threw one touchdown.

2008: He practiced with the scout team while sitting out as a transfer from Michigan. He received a lot of work in the spring before missing the final two weeks with a dislocated thumb on his throwing hand. He suffered the injury in the first major scrimmage when he hit the helmet of a defender after following through on a pass attempt. To that point in the April 11 scrimmage, he was five-of-11 for 43 yards.

AT MICHIGAN: As a true freshman in 2007, he played in 11 games and completed 61-of-141 passes (.433) for 892 yards and seven touchdowns with five interceptions. He started three games for injured starter Chad Henne. He made his debut against Oregon and played the entire second half. He started against Notre Dame, Penn State and Minnesota. He threw for a personal-best 245 yards and three touchdowns against Wisconsin.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: During his prep career, he completed 526-of-938 passes for 8,331 yards and 76 touchdowns for Coach Barry Norton. As a senior, he set school records by completing 204-of-321 passes for 3,353 passing yards and 33 touchdowns, and led his team to the state quarterfinals. He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Texas and 2006 Second-Team All-USA by USA TODAY. He also earned a spot on the EA Sports First-Team All-America Multi-Purpose team and the Parade Magazine All-America team. Mallett was honored as the 2006 Player of the Year by the Texarkana Gazette and voted the AP Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year. As a junior, he completed 133 passes for 2,219 yards and 21 touchdowns while rushing for six scores. He had 151 completions for 2,307 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore. He also ran for seven touchdowns. Out of high school, he was rated the No. 2 quarterback in the nation by both Scout and Rivals. Rivals listed him as the No. 4 overall prospect in the nation while Scout had him at No. 5. Rivals also listed him the No. 1 player in Texas.

PERSONAL: Born June 5, 1988, he is the son of Jim and Debbie Mallett. He is majoring in sociology.

 

Ryan Mallett's Career Statistics
 Year   G/GS Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Lg Pct Avg/C Avg/G
 2007* 11/3 141-61-5 892 7 97 43.3 14.6 81.1
 2009 13/13 403-225-7 3624 30 83 55.8 16.3

278.8

 2010 13/13 411-266-12 3869 32 89 64.7 14.5

297.6

 Total 37/29 955-552-24 8385 69 97 57.8 15.2 226.6
 * - Stats from Michigan

Ryan Mallett's Records at Arkansas
 Passing Yards-Career (7,493; 2009-)
 Passing Yards-Game (409 vs. Vanderbilt 10/30/10)
 Passing Yards-Razorback Stadium (409 vs. Vanderbilt 10/30/10)
 Passing Yards-War Memorial Stadium (400 vs. ULM 9/11/10)
 Passing Yards-Conference Opener (408 vs. Georgia 9/19/09)
 Passing Yards-Conference Game (409 vs. Vanderbilt 10/30/10)
 Passing Yards-Season (3,869; 2010)
 Passing Touchdowns-Career (62; 2009-)
 Passing Touchdowns-Game (5; 4 times)
 Passing Touchdowns-Razorback Stadium (5; 3 times)
 Passing Touchdowns-War Memorial Stadium (5 vs. Miss. St. 11/21/09)
 Passing Touchdowns-Conference Game (5; 2 times)
 Passing Touchdowns-Conference Opener (5; vs. Georgia 9/19/09)
 Pass Attempts-Season (411; 2010)
 Pass Attempts-Bowl Game (47; 2011 Sugar Bowl vs. Ohio State)
 Pass Completions-Season (266; 2010)
 Pass Completions-Bowl Game (24; 2011 Sugar Bowl vs. Ohio State)
 Total Offense-Game (414 vs. Georgia 9/19/09)
 Total Offense-Razorback Stadium (414 vs. Georgia 9/19/09)
 Total Offense-War Memorial Stadium (401 vs. ULM 9/11/10)
 Total Offense-Conference Game (414 vs. Georgia 9/19/09)
 Total Offense-Conference Opener (414 vs. Georgia 9/19/09)
 Total Offense-Season (3,795; 2010)
 Total Offense Yards Per Play-Season (8.34; 2010)
 Total Plays-Season (461; 2009)
 300-Yard Passing Games-Season (9; 2010)
 300-Yard Passing Games-Career (14; 2009-)
 400-Yard Passing Games-Season (2; 2009 and 2010)
 400-Yard Passing-Career (4; 2009-)
 Touchdown Responsibility-Game (6; vs. UTEP 11/13/10)
 Touchdown Responsibility-Razorback Stadium (6; vs. UTEP 11/13/10)
 Touchdown Responsibility-Non-Conference Game (6; vs. UTEP 11/13/10)
 Touchdown Responsibility-Season (36; 2010)
 Consecutive 300-Yard Passing Games (5, 9/4-10/9/10)
 Consecutive Passes Without an Int. (141, 10/10-11/19/09)
 Completion Percentage-Game 13-19 att. (.875 vs. E. Mich. 10/31/09)
 Completion Percentage-Razorback Stadium 13-19 att. (.875 vs. E. Mich. 10/31/09)
 Completion Percentage-Game min. 20 att. (.875 vs. Tenn. Tech 9/4/10)
 Completion Percentage-Razorback Stadium min. 20 att. (.875 vs. Tenn. Tech 9/14/10)
 Completion Percentage-Conference Game min. 20 att. (.852 vs. S.C. 11/7/09)
 Completion Percentage-Season Opener min. 20 att. (.875 vs. Tenn. Tech 9/4/10)
 Completion Percentage-Game min. 40 att. (.651 vs. ULM 9/11/10)
 Completion Percentage-War Memorial Stadium min. 40 att. (.651 vs. ULM 9/11/10)

Mallett Game-By-Game 2010  Passing            Rushing          
 Date - Opponent  A-C-I  Yds   TD Lg   Att. Yds  TD  Lg   
 9/4 - Tennessee Tech  24-21-1 301  85   3 0  
 9/11 - ULM+  43-28-1 400  47   6  
 9/18 - at Georgia  33-21-0 380  57   2 -4   
 9/25 - Alabama  38-25-3 357  43   3  -7   
 10/9 - vs. Texas A&M^  38-27-1 310  71   5  -14   
 10/16 - at Auburn  15-10-0 96  19   0   
 10/23 - Ole Miss  24-13-1 196  46   2  -7   
 10/30 - Vanderbilt  44-27-0 409  52   4 -7   
 11/6 - at South Carolina  30-21-1 303  57   4  
 11/13 - UTEP  26-19-0 215  32   4 18  14   
 11/20 - at Miss. St.  26-17-1 305  89   2 -11   
 11/27 - LSU+  13-23-2 320  85   5  -15   
 1/4 - Ohio State#  24-47-1 277  24   4  -28   
 TOTAL  411-266-12 3869  32  89   44 -74  4 14   
 +Little Rock, Ark.                  
 ^Arlington, Texas                  
 #Sugar Bowl                  

Mallett Game-By-Game 2009  Passing            Rushing          
 Date - Opponent  A-C-I  Yds   TD Lg   Att.  Yds  TD  Lg   
 9/5 - Missouri St.+  22-17-0 309  58   1  0  
 9/19 - Georgia  39-21-0 408  48   6  
 9/26 - at Alabama  35-12-1 160  25   3 -28   
 10/3 - vs. Texas A&M^  27-17-1 271  67   2  -10   
 10/10 - Auburn  37-24-1 274  38   5  11   
 10/17 - at Florida  27-12-0 224  75   7  -5   
 10/24 - at Ole Miss  34-12-0 254  58  8  -15   
 10/31 - E. Michigan  16-14-0 248  78   5 42  19   
 11/7 S. Carolina  27-23-0 329  69   5  -17   
 11/14 - Troy  30-23-1 405  83   5 -19   
 11/21 - Miss. St.+  34-18-2 313  64   4   
 1/28 - at LSU  39-17-1 227  29   6 -7   
 1/2 - East Carolina#  36-15-0 202  41   1  
 TOTAL  403-225-7 3624  30  83   58  -29  2 19   
 +Little Rock, Ark.                  
 ^Arlington, Texas                  
 #Liberty Bowl                  


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