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Welcome to my world: OU LB Ryan Reynolds

By Robert Przybylo Published: August 30, 2008
•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.

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