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Central Florida QB back for senior year

ORLANDO, Fla. -- On the day Ryan Leaf signed his $25 million contract with the San Diego Chargers...too. "I think Daunte brings more to the table than Ryan Leaf brings and Peyton Manning brings," Kruczek, a former...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/28/col_237229.shtml
College
Top QBs place emphasis on friendship, not rivalry

INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning says he doesn't care if Ryan Leaf goes No. 1 in the NFL draft. Ditto for Leaf. There's just no rivalry between the two quarterbacks who should go 1-2 on April...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/10/oth_222215.shtml
Other sports
Chargers' eyes on the great Eli

...president Dean Spanos is adamant about one thing - the Ryan Leaf fiasco won't influence their decision. "You learn...to do for the club, just because of what happened with Ryan Leaf." The Chargers may very well take a stab at expunging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/20/pro_412853.shtml
NFL
The draft: Manning or Leaf, but then what?

...Manning, with the great bloodlines and instinct, or Ryan Leaf, with the body of a tight end and the Roger Clemens arm...trading with Arizona. The only way he doesn't take RYAN LEAF, qb, Washington State, is if the Colts do. Then he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/18/oth_226331.shtml
Other sports
First-round quarterbacks aren't sure things

...has three "can't miss" quarterbacks: Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers. Buyer beware? Think of Ryan Leaf. And remember that Todd Marinovich and Dan (Mark's brother) McGwire were drafted ahead of a guy named Brett Favre...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/22/pro_413083.shtml
NFL
Pair of rookies proving reliable

...reputation will get you nowhere in the NFL. A look at past first-round rookie busts such as Ki-Jana Carter, Akili Smith, Ryan Leaf, Blair Thomas and Peter Warrick and you'll have all the proof you need. Even perennial superstars Peyton Manning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/14/pro_431280.shtml
NFL
No longer a must to draft QBs in first round

...available and the risk can be greater than the reward when QBs gobble up salary-cap space. Thank you, Rick Mirer, Ryan Leaf, Heath Shuler, Dan McGwire, Todd Marinovich, Jim Druckenmiller, David Klingler, Cade McNown, Akili Smith and a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/20/pro_370283.shtml
NFL
Peyton playing perfectly well for Colts

...some unbelievable things quite often." The expectations have been enormous for Manning since the Colts chose him over Ryan Leaf as the first overall pick in the 1998 draft. The cantankerous Leaf, picked second by San Diego, mockingly dubbed Manning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/08/pro_395357.shtml
NFL
Peyton owners are envied

...feel like the 20 teams who passed on Randy Moss back in 1998, and we all know how that's turned out so far. Right, Ryan Leaf? Just in case you were having trouble figuring it out, Manning envy can be explained as thus: Any owner who doesn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/02/pro_436133.shtml
NFL
Chargers nick Ravens by 1

...running back Natrone Means with a broken left foot. Craig Whelihan, elevated to starting quarterback when troubled rookie Ryan Leaf was benched on Monday, at least erased the zero from his won-loss record, improving to 1-7. He threw a 47-yard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/16/pro_244876.shtml
NFL