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Ryan O'Connor, Appleton East

FVA Spotlight: Ryan O'Connor, Appleton East Football and Track and Field

Each week during the 2015-16 school year, the Fox Valley Association will feature two student-athletes (one male and one female) from one of its 10 schools for a "Student-Athlete Spotlight" Q & A segment. The segments will be posted every Tuesday and Thursday and individuals are selected by the school.

Name: Ryan O'Connor
School: Appleton East
Sports: Football, Track and Field
Parents’ names: Dennis and Chris O'Connor
Siblings’ names: Tyler O'Connor 
Favorite aspect of your school: My favorite part is that there's not just one star player and that we all work together to win
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Working at the Salvation Army to serve the needy for my church 
College or post-high school plans: The United States Army 31B military police officer  
What is your desired major/career field? Law enforcement 
What is your favorite class? Gym 
Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Schwanke 
Favorite youth coach: Coach Walker
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Put the needs of the team before your own needs 
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I like science class 
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA (VFA)? D.C. Everest 
Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Patrick Ourada, Appleton West 
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Winning against West to get into the playoffs 
Favorite professional team: St. Louis Cardinals 
Favorite professional athlete: James Lauriniatis
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Skydiving
What is your dream job? Command Sergeant Major of the Army 
Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Jordy Nelson 
A non-athletic talent I have is…: hunting