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All-State football team: Midwest City defensive back Ricky Reeves shows what he can do when healthy

RICKY REEVES — Adding 10 pounds of muscle and taking care of himself turned the Midwest City two-way standout from a question mark to an exclamation for the Bombers.
By RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com Published: January 1, 2012

It was always something for Midwest City's Ricky Reeves last season.

For awhile, it was his shoulder. Then it was his back.

He had 58 tackles and three interceptions last year but was rarely at full strength.

Reeves set out to make sure that wasn't an issue for him as a senior.

The result was 61 tackles and six interceptions in the secondary, as well as playing time on the offense which resulted in three rushing and a receiving touchdown.

Now, he's also an Oklahoman All-Stater on defense.

“It motivated me a lot,” Reeves said. “I didn't want that to happen again, to be hurt all the time.

“I started taking care of myself a lot more.”

The biggest change Reeves made sounds simple but it's also something easily overlooked.

“Just stretching real good before I worked out,” Reeves said. “That was the biggest difference.”

He also added about 10 pounds of muscle.

“I was a little mad at myself at times last year for letting that happen,” Reeves said.

Reeves credits the coaching staff, especially assistant Chris Rose, with helping him turn things around.


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