Student Athlete Profile - Ryan Meyer, Men's Soccer

July 13, 2006

Ryan Meyer
Men's Soccer
6-1 * Senior * B
Plymouth, Minn.

Ryan's Bio

Post-college ambition: Pursue soccer as far as he can and then more school

Person with the greatest influence on his athletic career: His father

Biggest thrill in sports: Scoring a pretty goal against his former team in a state championship game

Athletes he most admires: Lance Armstrong or Tim Velten

What impresses him most about his coach: His ability to relay the keys to success, on and off the pitch

What has been his biggest obstacles to overcome: Morning practices, injuries and the loss of a loved one

Hobbies and outside interests: Hiking and hanging out

Favorite movies: The Boondock Saints, Without Limits

Favorite TV shows: Family Guy, Entourage

Favorite musical artist: The Rolling Stones

Favorite food: Oreo cookies

Favorite class: Sensation & Perception (Psychology)

Favorite book: The Alchemist

Favorite funny movie quotes: "Chlorophyll, more like Borophyll!" - Billy Madison

Favorite professional team: Chicago Bulls

A "stupid human trick" he can do: He can turn his head 180 degrees

Person he'd most like to meet: Keira Knightley

Words that best describe him are: A classic or legend

Best advice he's gotten about sports: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

What people should know about him but probably don't: He's lived in nearly every state in the midwest

If they filmed a movie of his life, who would star in it and what would it be called: Ryan Meyer, playing Ryan Meyer, titled Ryan Meyer

If he could have dinner with three people (current, historical, fictional), who would it be: His mother, Leonardo Da Vinci, Billy Madison

Why he chose U of L: Athletic facilities

Best part of being an athlete: Staying in shape

If he won the lottery, he'd use the money for: His brother and his hopes of saving the environment

The strangest thing that's ever happened to him while he was competing: The ball from an opponents' shot fractured a couple of bones in his hand resulting in permanent screws and a titanium plate.