Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Ryan Cox
DATE OF BIRTH: Dec. 19, 1991
PARENTS: Roger and Katie Cox
SIBLINGS: I have a sister, Tyler Cox. She’s 20.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: History.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Play ping pong with friends.
FAVORITE FOOD: Steak
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: All That Remains.[more]
FAVORITE MOVIE: Boondock Saints.
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Scrubs.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? I don’t really have one.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go to college at U of A and just graduate. I’ll probably go pre-Med.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? Probably, my grandmother. She’s always pushed me to strive better, work harder.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL? Getting to hit people and sack the quarterback.
POSITION: Defensive end.
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY THERE? To get pressure on the quarterback and protect the linebackers.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? We’re doing good, 5-0. Just hope to keep winning. We’re working hard, getting good looks from our scout team and just being dedicated.
WHAT'S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR? Probably mercy-ruling two teams.
WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? The defense has to stay strong and not allow points, and the offense has to keep scoring.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? Getting to the quarterback faster, working harder.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? Probably my pass rush.
AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? The practices and having fun.