Remembering OU All-American Rick Bryan

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 1:40 pm
By: News On 6

COWETA, OK -- Two-time OU All-American Rick Bryan was remembered at a memorial service  Thursday morning at the Coweta High School gym.

Rick Bryan died Saturday night at the age of 47.  His family says Bryan died from congestive heart failure.

Thursday's service including remarks from former OU head football coach Barry Switzer.

You can view a replay of the live chat and hosted during the service, by clicking on the link below.

From 1980 to 1983, Bryan was a dominant force on the Sooner defensive line.

The three-time All-Big Eight player surpassed Lee Roy Selmon in his senior year for most career tackles by a lineman, with 365.

Bryan was later selected 9th overall in the 1984 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, where he spent nine seasons.

Rick Bryan is survived by his wife and three children, including TU linebacker Mike Bryan and Coweta High School Basketball Player Jenni Bryan.