•Class: Junior •Hometown: Las Vegas Ryan Reynolds may have surprised opponents last season because little was known about him. That won't be the case this year. After a stellar season, Reynolds has firmly become one of the leaders of the Oklahoma defense. Hockey was my first love. I still love the game and get a little upset when I think about how some people don't care about it anymore. It was never really huge here, but it's nothing like it was 10 years ago. The love came from roller hockey. I loved the speed and contact. My parents, wow, just thinking what they did for me is truly special. We would drive from Las Vegas to Lake Havasu City (Ariz.) three times a week for practice. The trip was more than three hours. But that's just the type of commitment my family has always made for me. The best part of being at OU is the bonds you develop with the guys. I mean these are guys that I have a feeling I'll be friends with for the rest of my life. We're just a tight-knit group. If I wasn't an athlete, I could see myself as a firefighter. One of my dad's friends is, and it's always appealed to me. I think it would just be such an adrenaline rush going into a burning building and trying to save people or put out the fire. I'll listen to just about any type of music. Right now, I'm playing Kenny Wayne Shepherd's "Blue on Black” often. It's just whatever I'm in the mood for. I was so excited to hear (DeMarco) Murray was coming here, too. We were good friends in high school (at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas), and he's like a little brother. We both just want to go out there and make something special happen. If I could be a super hero, I'd want to be Iron Man. I loved the movie, and his personality is different from most other heroes.