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Ricky Rahne
Ricky  Rahne

Morrison, Colo.

Passing Game Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach

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Ricky Rahne is in his second season as the Nittany Lions’ passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Rahne made a strong impression on James Franklin when they coached together Kansas State in 2006-07 and he joined the Vanderbilt staff as quarterbacks coach in 2011. Rahne works with Christian Hackenberg, helping him break numerous Penn State game, season and career passing and total offense records in 2014, including the single game passing yardage mark with 454 yards. Rahne’s efforts helped Penn State produce four 300-yard passing games and seven 100-yard receiving outings last year. His passing attacks helped VU wide receivers set SEC records and running backs post a pair of 1,000-yard seasons from 2011-13. In 2013, Austyn Carta-Samuels completed a superlative 68.7 percent of his passes (193 of 281), good for No. 3 nationally among FBS AQ quarterbacks. He entered the Top 10 in Vanderbilt single-season history with 2,383 yards of total offense, despite missing three games. In 2012, Jordan Rogers posted the fourth-highest passing yardage total in VU history and logged the eighth-highest total offense yardage. Rahne spent five seasons at Kansas State, serving as the offensive graduate assistant (2006), where he worked with quarterback Josh Freeman, helping him become a first round NFL draft choice. He also served as the Wildcats' running backs (2007-08) and tight ends coach (2009-10) and helped the Wildcats earn two bowl berths. A former pupil, tight end Jeron Masturd, has spent the past three seasons with the NFL's Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. From Morrison, Colo., Rahne also has coached at Cornell, his alma mater, and Holy Cross, where he worked with Sean Spencer. A three-time team MVP as a quarterback at Cornell, Rahne left the Ivy League school as the all-time leader in nearly every passing category and was inducted into the Cornell Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Hometown: Morrison, Colo.

Alma Mater: Cornell University

Degree: Bachelors, industrial and labor relations

Family: wife, Jennifer; sons, Ryder and Jake

Coaching Career

2014-current - Penn State (passing game coordinator/quarterbacks)

2011-13 - Vanderbilt (quarterbacks)

2009-10 - Kansas State (tight ends)

2007-08 - Kansas State (running backs)
2006 - Kansas State (offensive graduate assistant)

2005 - Cornell (running backs)

2004 - Holy Cross (assistant defensive line)

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