UCLA — John enters Fall camp in a battle for the starting job at center … The most experienced of the candidates, he was sidelined most of the Spring due to an injured big toe (off-season surgery) but he is expected to be ready to go in August … An aggressive, competitive lineman who possesses excellent balance, he is also a fast learner … He will play an important role this season, either as the starter or a key reserve.
2001 — John made his debut in the Kansas game … Saw action on the offensive line in six games and played in seven games overall … Started at center in the Washington State game due to an injury to Troy Danoff and played all 63 snaps in that game, making two KO blocks … Saw action on at least 15 snaps in three games.
2000 — He did not see action in his first season in the program and has three seasons of eligibility remaining.
HIGH SCHOOL — Earned three letters in football as a center and defensive lineman for coach Ben Johnson at Chaparral High in Las Vegas … USA Today All-America honorable mention … A SuperPrep All-American who was rated 20th among offensive linemen … SuperPrep All-Far West selection (No. 31 prospect in his region) … PrepStar All-American … Member of PrepStar All-West Super 30 (No. 28 prospect and No. 4 offensive lineman) … Cornwell All-American … Selected to Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 … Member of the Las Vegas Sun Super 11 third team … Orange County Register Fab 15 honorable mention selection … First-team All-Pac-West his last two years … Selected All-State on offense and All-City on both sides of the ball for two straight years … Offensively, he recorded 61 pancake blocks as a senior … On defense, he was credited with 82 tackles, including 12 for loss (six sacks) … A pre-season All-America selection by PrepStar and SuperPrep (No. 24 offensive lineman) … As a junior, he played on both sides of the line … Defensively, he made 85 tackles, including four sacks and 19 tackles for losses … Earned All-State acclaim … As a sophomore, he was credited with 35 tackles, one and a half sacks and had 42 pancake blocks … Also excelled in track (shot put and discus), earning four letters for coach Roy Rivas.
PERSONAL — Full Name… John Paul Ream … Born: March 2, 1982 in Canton, OH … Parents: John Ream and Deborah Stevens … Lists his biggest sports thrill as receiving his first recruiting letter; it was from UCLA … Hobbies include playing basketball … History major.