Tim recently joined the 49ers as their main radio analyst. Prior to joining the 49ers, Tim served as an NFL game analyst for Fox Sports. The former Chicago Bear and USC All American Defensive Lineman, Tim Ryan, stepped into the Fox Sports Television broadcast booth in 2002. Ryan has also called college games for the Fox Network, having served as color analyst for two Tostitos Fiesta Bowls. (Texas versus Ohio St.) and (Boise St. versus TCU). Ryan spent many years in Radio and Television before landing with Fox. His on-air career began in 1996 as host of the “Gametime” Show on Sportsfan Radio Network.
He also hostted “Movin’ The Chains” on Sirius XM Satellite Radio airing Monday – Friday from 3-7 pm est. Ryan has covered many major sporting events including several Super Bowls and 15 consecutive NFL Drafts.
The all time leading tackler in USC history with an astounding 389 documented stops, the former Trojan team captain also holds the single season quarterback sack record with 20. During his distinguished career at USC , the two time All American played in 3 Rose Bowls and was a finalist for the Lombardi Award in 1989. After the conclusion of his stellar collegiate career, Ryan was selected with pick # 61 in the 1990 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. Ryan spent 5 years with the Bears before retiring in 1994 with a career ending neck injury.
Born September 8, 1967 in Memphis, Tennessee. Ryan was raised in San Jose, California where he starred as a prep All American while attending Oak Grove High School. Ryan was later voted California Bay Areas “High School Athlete of the Decade” at the conclusion of the 1980s. He currently resides in San Jose with his wife, Jacque, and their children, Tim Jr. and Kennedy.