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DeMeco Ryans endows scholarship to Alabama

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In an offseason full of troubling player news in the NFL, it’s nice to pass along a story from one of the vast majority of players that handle themselves with class.

Texans linebacker DeMeco Ryans announced Thursday he’s donating $300,000 to the University of Alabama to endow a scholarship.  It will go to a football player studying in Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration.

“I have always wanted to do this since the day I left,”  Ryans said in a statement released by the school. “The University of Alabama is such a special place to me, and I am honored to have the opportunity to endow a scholarship. I had a great time here, and I grew as a person here. This is a great time for me, and I am very excited.”

Ryans was a four-time Academic All-SEC and graduated cum laude in December 2005.

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9 Responses to “DeMeco Ryans endows scholarship to Alabama”
  1. shaggytoodle says: Apr 15, 2011 2:23 PM

    With all the Pac-Man Jones out thier its refreshing to see someone that actually gets it.

  2. duanethomas says: Apr 15, 2011 2:30 PM

    The overall perception of NFL players will improve if stories like this are covered more. When Dez was dominating the news cycle with his mess, NFL players we’re over in Africa doing charity work. Which got the most coverage? All players are not like Britt, Bryant, Talib, etc…..they are a small percentage. I’ve been saying it, start a good guy watch to balance the turd watch. The good guy watch would never have to be reset, it will go on all the time. Good job DeMeco!…….

  3. brazy44 says: Apr 15, 2011 2:43 PM

    would you even know how to read a balance sheet son?

  4. biggerballz says: Apr 15, 2011 4:15 PM

    this is the guy who should be negotiating with the owners not guys like vrabel who gets arrested for stealing.

  5. cappa662 says: Apr 15, 2011 4:23 PM

    Someone from the football team graduated from Alabama? That should be the headline!

  6. CKL says: Apr 15, 2011 9:01 PM

    Good for DeMeco…I love the positive stories. He sounds like a Renaissance man.

  7. Canyonero says: Apr 16, 2011 12:56 AM

    Ryans is living the “if only I had a million dollars…” fantasy, how freaking awesome.

  8. dg0122 says: Apr 16, 2011 11:53 AM

    classy move by a great guy.

  9. galvestontexans says: Apr 18, 2011 6:56 PM

    True class act

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