Michael Ryan, MS, ATC, PT

Head Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist, Jacksonville Jaguars - Retired

Mike Ryan is a renowned sports medicine and physical rehabilitation expert.  His diverse background includes the National Football League, 6 Ironman triathlon finishes, international lecturing, heat illness specialization and the US Olympic Training Center.

Mike, the Sports Medicine Analyst for NBC Sports and Sunday Night Football, is the former Jacksonville Jaguars’ Head Athletic Trainer/Physical therapist (1994 – 2014). Mike served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist for the New York Giants (1988 – 1994) for six seasons before becoming the youngest head athletic trainer in the NFL in 1994.

In addition to his role with Sunday Night Football, Mike is founder of Mike Ryan Sports Medicine, Inc. sharing his expertise on physical therapy, injury prevention, wellness and fitness to expand his Personal Mission Statement: To Enhance the Health of Others.

During his 26 years in the NFL, Mr. Ryan served as President of the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society Research & Education Foundation (1999 – 2014), Chairman of the NFL Collegiate Athletic Trainers’ Committee and a member of the NFL Foot & Ankle Committee.

Mike is proud of his role as mentor for young sports medicine professionals.  Three of his former NFL assistants have been employed as head athletic trainers in the NFL:  Andre’ Tucker, Chicago Bears, Joe Sheehan, Cleveland Browns and John Burrell, Washington Redskins.

Mr. Ryan attended Central Connecticut State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in athletic training in 1985. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut in 1988.

Mike, a life-long fitness enthusiast, continues to expand his athletic career with Spartan Races, triathlons and running races of any distance.

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