No escape: Ryan’s HOF ball has 28-3 reminder
The ball Ryan used to surpass 60,000 profession passing yards on Sunday towards the Houston Texans was placed on show on the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame in Canton, Ohio, this week.
However there’s an unlucky coincidence: The serial quantity on the ball was “283,” a quantity that’s fairly reminiscent to the 28-3 quantity for which Ryan and his former staff, the Atlanta Falcons, are notorious. Atlanta led the New England Patriots 28-3 within the third quarter of Tremendous Bowl LI earlier than the Patriots pulled off a comeback for the ages and received 34-28.
🗣 New to the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame
The ball with which he handed this milestone is now in show in Canton. pic.twitter.com/gZmhdCLk68
— Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) September 14, 2022
Ryan was blissfully unaware till he was approached within the locker room on Friday. “I had no concept,” he stated. “I by no means even take a look at the serial quantity.”
The Colts, like all groups, put together quite a few footballs for every sport and rotate them into the motion all through. In consequence, the ball Ryan used to surpass 60,000 yards was fully random, a staff spokesman stated. The ball was instantly taken out of rotation and put aside earlier than being despatched to the Corridor of Fame earlier this week.
Ryan turned simply the eighth quarterback to achieve 60,000 passing yards. He’s the second quickest to achieve the mark (223 video games), behind solely Drew Brees (215 video games).