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Bruin Profile - Ryan Smith
By: UCLA Athletics

Aug. 8, 2002





Ryan Smith



Sport: Football

Year: Junior

Hometown: Flower Mound, TX

Last School: Marcus HS

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I chose my uniform number (#25) because:
That's my favorite number and my high school number.

Where was the toughest place you ever played?
Oregon

What was your favorite moment of last season?
Beating Washington - that was a huge game for us, and we kind of blew them out.

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Being able to play at a big-time Division I school

Who is the first person you call after a game?
My parents

Who is you favorite former UCLA player?
Danny Farmer

How old were you when you first started playing football?
16

Who inspired you to play football?
There wasn't one person. If you live in Texas, you have to play high school football. It's life.

Who was the best player you played against?
Dennis Weathersby (Oregon State)

Who would you like to face one-on-one?
Charles Woodson

What professional team would you like to play for and why?
Dallas Cowboys (my hometown team)

If you could give advice to a young kid playing football, what would it be?
Work hard and don't ever let someone tell you that you can't do something

What's your favorite opponent city to visit?
Seattle

What is your favorite sport other than football?
Basketball

Why did you come to UCLA?
Location - I used to live here - great education, good athletics

What is your favorite place on campus?
The locker room

What is your favorite book?
Tuesday's with Morrie

What is in your CD player right now?
Michael Jackson

What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?
Braveheart

What is the TV show you can't miss?
SportsCenter

If you could be a character on any TV show, who would it be?
The Crocodile Hunter - that guy does crazy stuff

What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?
Duck Tales

What is your nickname?
Smitty

Who do you admire most in life and why?
My parents - they are great people and are always there for me.

If you could meet any person living or dead, who would it be and why?
Jesus - I believe he created what we live in.

If you could know the answer to one question, what would that question be?
When will the world end, and what will happen?

If you could have superpowers, what would it be?
I would be able to heal those who are sick.

If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
World peace, no world hunger and there would be no such thing as money

Tell us something about yourself that few people know:
I'm very quiet and shy until I get to know someone.

If you could travel in time, where would you go?
1970's

Who are the most famous people you have met?
Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Peanut butter and chocolate

What is your favorite midnight snack?
Fruit

If you had one last meal, what would it be?
Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and corn

What is your favorite thing to do outside of sports?
Spend time with my girlfriend

What is your favorite color?
Blue

What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas

What would you never be caught dead wearing?
Pink

What is your worst habit?
Biting my nails

What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you?
My pinkie came out of my skin my freshman year at UCLA. It was shocking.

What was your favorite toy as a child?
G.I. Joe

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Little league baseball

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