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Ryan David Leaf (born May 15, 1976) is a former American football player. He was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons. He played for the San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys between 1998 and 2001. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks.

Leaf had a successful college career at Washington State University.[1] He was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.[2] He was the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft.[3] The first pick was Peyton Manning.

Leaf's professional career was short and interrupted by injuries. During his brief career in the NFL, Leaf was in 25 games and made 21 starts. The sports network ESPN listed Leaf first on their list of the 25 Biggest Sports Flops between 1979-2004.[4]

On March 30, 2012 Leaf was arrested on burglary, theft, and drug charges in his hometown of Great Falls, Montana.[5][6] Four days later, Leaf was arrested again for the same crimes.[7]

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