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Opportunity Knocks; Mike Ryan blazed his own path to the NFL sidelines

November 10, 2013
Photo courtesy of the Jacksonville Jaguars
NFL trainer Mike Ryan, a former SHS track star, helps a player off the field during a recent Jacksonville Jaguars game.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Irv Black’s voice crackled through the speakers at Hartford Public in 1980 as the legendary track official called the play-by-play for the 1500m race at the Colonial Conference Championship. His voice melted into a rhythm with the frontrunner’s steps which included newcomer Mike Ryan. With each step, Ryan matched Black’s…

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