Posted October 25th, 2006 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Ryan Bailey

Great article from the AAS (BugMeNot) on where walk-on kicker/hero [tag]Ryan Bailey[/tag]’s parents were when there son was knocking the game winning kick through the uprights on Saturday. His mom was in New York City on a trip with some friends and his dad was back home in Austin, both were shocked when they saw their own son out on the field with less than 30 seconds to go in the game.

Millions of Americans stared at their televisions. Who’s Ryan?

Nearly no one watching Texas and Nebraska play football Saturday recognized Ryan Bailey, jogging into swift and surprising fame through a swirl of Midwestern snow. But his parents knew their son, and when they witnessed Longhorns head coach Mack Brown pat Ryan’s helmet on the sidelines, they began to accept the sudden and thrilling and agonizing truth.

Soon, everyone would remember Ryan.

The whole article is a good read. It’s great that his parents were watching the game when their son got the call. I doubt the families of every walk-on are glued to their TV’s throughout every single game. I’m sure his parents are big time celebrities at their jobs this week.

Who knows if the kid will ever kick in another game for the Longhorns, but for at least one week he’s every fan’s favorite player.


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  1. reply to  #1


    Thankyou Mr. & Mrs Bailey!
    I’ll bet he was kicking your insides about 19+ yrs ago.

    PS. Any more like hiim at home?

  2. reply to  #2


    Now all we need is a kicker who can kickoff into the endzone.

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