April 26, 1984|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Bellingham (MA)|
|2008||Kansas City Chiefs*|
|2009||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|*Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ricky Santos (born April 26, 1984) is an American former gridiron football quarterback. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at New Hampshire.
Santos attended Bellingham High School (Bellingham, Massachusetts) and was a letterman in football, basketball, baseball, and track & field. In football, he was a two-time Tri-Valley M.V.P., twice named the Division V Player of the Year,a two-time Metro West Player of the Year,and as a senior, won all-State honors. In November 2002 During the annual Thanksgiving Day game he threw for 7 touchdowns in one game all to his cousin Steve Wood which is still one of the best High School performances all time in Massachusetts. He broke the state touchdown record and led his teams to two Massachusetts High School Super Bowl titles (2000 and 2001). Ricky Santos graduated from Bellingham High in 2003.
Santos attended the University of New Hampshire and was a four-year starter at quarterback. During his time, the Wildcats went a combined 37-14, winning one Atlantic 10 Football Conference Championship, two Northern Division Championships, and made the NCAA I-AA/FCS Playoffs all four seasons. A three time All-America selection, Santos won the Walter Payton Award in 2006, as the top offensive player in I-AA. Santos finished his college career third on the NCAA all-time career passing yardage list with 13,212 yards, and third on the NCAA all-time list for career touchdown passes with 123. After the 2007 season, Santos's #2 jersey was retired by New Hampshire.
Kansas City Chiefs
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Second Stint with Alouettes
After an injury to Adrian McPherson, the Montreal Alouettes re-signed Santos on June 22, 2010 to serve as the third-string quarterback. On June 9, 2012, he was released by the Alouettes.
On June 16, 2012, Santos was signed by the Toronto Argonauts. He was released four days later.
- Football players honored at award banquet and Santos' jersey retired
- Tait, Ed (2009-09-22). "Blue make yet another move at QB". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
- http://www.argonauts.ca/article/argos-add-qb-ricky-santos ARGOS ADD QB RICKY SANTOS
- Christie, James. "Quarterback Ricky Santos among players released by Argos". Globe and Mail. June 20, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2012.