18 Facts About Rex Ryan

1. Outside of the playoff runs, Rex Ryan performed a ceremonial puck drop at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 9, 2010, wearing a vintage New York Islanders Billy Smith jersey.

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2. In September 2015, a photo of Rex Ryan surfaced of him sitting at his desk with a framed photo of a person's feet behind him.

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3. Rex Ryan made a cameo appearance in the Adam Sandler film That's My Boy, which was released on June 15, 2012.

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4. Rex Ryan released Play Like You Mean It, an autobiography and a conversational about football strategy.

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5. Rex Ryan was involved in a three-car crash in eastern Pennsylvania on January 14, 2013.

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6. Rex Ryan resided in Summit, New Jersey, during his tenure with the Jets.

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7. Rex Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master's degree in physical education from Eastern Kentucky University.

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8. On January 10, 2016, it was announced that Rex Ryan had hired his twin brother.

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9. Rex Ryan was hired as the 18th head coach of the Buffalo Bills on January 12, 2015, agreeing to a five-year, $27.5 million contract.

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10. Rex Ryan was criticized for his decision to keep Tebow activated during the Jets' Thanksgiving Day contest against the New England Patriots despite Tebow playing with two broken ribs, leading to questions about his job security.

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11. Rex Ryan apologized for his action, stating that it was "stupid and inappropriate.

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12. Rex Ryan interviewed with Miami and Atlanta about filling their head coaching vacancies, but the offers went to Tony Sparano and Mike Smith respectively.

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13. Rex Ryan served as defensive coordinator at Kansas State for a month in 1999 under head coach Bill Snyder.

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14. Rex Ryan was the Oklahoma Sooners' defensive coordinator for a year in which the defense was ranked sixth in the nation.

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15. At the age of 26, Rex Ryan became the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Division II New Mexico Highlands for a year, during which the team led the league in defensive turnovers.

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16. Rex Ryan graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma in 1986, and in 2011 was inducted into the university's Hall of Fame.

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17. Rex Ryan is the son of former head coach Buddy Rex Ryan and is the fraternal twin brother of Rob Ryan.

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18. Rex Ryan was formerly the head coach of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills of the National Football League, and held various coaching positions with eight other NFL and college teams.

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