12 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Seahawks Punter Jon Ryan

An off-beat Q&A session with Seattle's veteran punter.

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Which brings us to No. 1 on our list of things you (probably) don't know about the Seahawks' veteran punter:

1. He's a fan of ABC's The Bachelorette

Ryan: "I'm Team Shawn. I think every sane person in America was Team Shawn. I just think it's funny. And it gives me a lot of good material on Twitter."


2. His first job was delivering newspapers…on Roller Blades.

Ryan: "I had to wake up at 5:30 and deliver 120 newspapers every day because usually I was playing sports after school, so it was my only option. I started when I was 11, and I did it for a long time because of sports – I couldn't do anything else and I needed the money."


3. His favorite sport isn't football.

Ryan: "I love baseball so much. It's my favorite sport. I grew up watching the Blue Jays in Canada, but I'm a Mariners fan."


4. Speaking of baseball:

Ryan: "My favorite movie is Bull Durham."


5. He wooed his fiancée on Twitter.

Ryan: "I saw her on TV and I had a crush on her, and now I'm marrying her. Sarah Colonna – she used to be on Chelsea Lately, and she's a stand-up comic and actress."


6. His parents are his idols.

Ryan: "Both my mom and my dad. They're such great role models for me. They taught me what it was to work hard and be dedicated to things."


7. He needs a life jacket.

Ryan: "I'm not good at swimming. Everyone laughs at my swimming abilities."


8. He can ice skate.

Ryan: "I ice skate because I grew up in Canada. I haven't done it in a while. Not figure skating, but like hockey skating."

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9. He doesn't sing in the shower.

Ryan: "I don't sing. My voice is so bad I can't even stand my own voice."


10. He's not superstitious, but he's apparently a fan of

Ryan: "I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious. Nah, I'm not superstitious."

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11. He's probably never seen Snakes On A Plane

Ryan: "I hate snakes. I'm very afraid of snakes."

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12. He dreams big.

Ryan: "My dream job for after football would be some kind of television hosting job. … The next Chris Harrison? It could happen."


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