Tulsa: A two-year letterwinner . . .has played in 22 games and has five career starts . . . 2000 -- Saw action in 12 games . . . saw playing time at linebacker and special teams . . . was credited with three tackles during the season . . . had two tackles against Fresno State . . . was named to the Academic all-WAC team . . . 1999 -- Missed the 1999 season with a low back injury . . . was named to the Academic all-WAC team . . . 1998 -- Started five games in 1998 . . . ranked third on the team with 66 tackles, but led the team with an average of 6.6 tackles per game . . . also added four stops for -13 yards and one sack for -10 yards . . . caused two fumbles and had two pass breakups on the season . . . tallied a career-high 14 tackles vs. Air Force . . . in his first career start, tallied 12 tackles and two stops for -4 yards against Colorado State . . . also added 10 tackles vs. Wyoming . . . totaled eight tackles, one sack for -10 yards and one caused fumble against Rice . . . was an academic all-conference selection . . . was named to the Academic all-WAC team . . . 1997 -- Was one of several true freshmen to sit out the 1997 season due to redshirt status . . . Overall -- Had a great spring . . . has a good understanding of the game . . . plays well against both the run and pass . . . a complete linebacker . . . needs to stay healthy.
High School: Was a three-year letterwinner and three-year starter at linebacker at Jersey Village High School . . . was credited with 267 tackles, 12 fumble recoveries and 18 quarterback sacks throughout his high school career . . . had 110 tackles, three fumble recoveries, four pass deflections and four sacks as a senior . . . earned District 16-5A first-team honors and was named to Dave Campbell?s 1996 Texas Football Super Team . . . was named to the Jerry Scarborough?s True Orange: The Blue Chips/Top 100 Recruits list . . . was a 1996 preseason all-Greater Houston selection by the Touchdown Club of Houston . . . was the Wendy?s Academic Heisman Award nominee from his high school . . . tallied 92 tackles and seven sacks as a junior, and also totalled 65 tackles, seven quarterback sacks and five fumble recoveries during his sophomore season . . . earned second-team all-district accolades as a sophomore and junior . . . high school coach was Rudy Phillips.
Personal: Favorite NFL team is the Jacksonville Jaguars . . . lists Tony Brackens as his favorite NFL player . . . enjoys playing the guitar, singing and writing music . . . lists Hakeem Olajuwon of the NBA's Houston Rockets as his favorite athlete . . . his childhood dream was to be an astronaut . . . lists "The Simpsons" as his favorite TV show . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . if he could meet anyone, dead or alive, it would be Apostle Paul . . . has been named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for three straight years . . . nickname is Cookie Monster . . . majoring in organizational communication . . . born Ryan Mitchell Cook in Houston, Texas on November 2, 1978.
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