Get to know DeMeco

Want to get to know Pro Bowl linebacker DeMeco Ryans? FOX Sports Houston's "Spotlight" feature on Ryans gives an in-depth look at his path to the NFL from Bessemer, Ala., and details his impact on the Texans. It's must-watch Texans TV if you're a Ryans fan, as the video features interviews with Ryans, his mother and his college defensive coordinator as well as Texans players and coaches.

In the video, Ryans discusses his academic career at Alabama, where he graduated in three-and-a-half years. Check out this open letter Ryans wrote to his alma mater shortly after receiving with the NCAA Top VIII Award in 2006. After reading the letter, it's easy to see why defensive coordinator Frank Bush calls Ryans one of the smartest players he's ever been around and why Ryans is so widely respected in the Texans' locker room.

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