Ryan Michael Kuhn of West Palm Beach attended Cornell University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and Business Management.
He was also named one of the top twenty-five athletes at the school. Ryan Michael Kuhn of West Palm Beach was the Cornell quarterback during his Junior and Senior seasons and re-established the Big Red team as a force to be reckoned with in Ivy League football.
“The football team has experienced a renaissance over the past two seasons – which would not have happened without the play of Kuhn,” the university wrote in naming its top twenty-five athletes in multiple sports. “Despite seeing limited action in his first two seasons, [Ryan Michael Kuhn of West Palm Beach] had a solid junior season, as he split time with incumbent D.J. Busch ’05.”
Ryan Michael Kuhn of West Palm Beach impressed the Cornell coaching staff from the start of his Junior year: “That season he completed 54-of-105 passes for 615 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions. However, it was Kuhn’s feet which provided a spark for the Red offense this season, as he and [the Cornell tailback] became the second combination in Ivy history to each rush for 1,000 yards. Kuhn, who was a first-team All-Ivy pick, became the first quarterback in Ancient Eight history to run and throw for over 1,000 yards, while he also rushed for 100 yards in five games, the most ever by a quarterback in a single season. For the season, he compiled a 5.0 yards per carry average to go with 12 rushing touchdowns, while he threw for six touchdowns, completing 96-of-179 passes.”