Q&A Ryan LaCasse


August 08, 2006|By KATIE CARRERA

The Ravens drafted linebacker/defensive end Ryan LaCasse in the seventh round of the draft. The Stoughton, Mass., native played 46 games in his college career and finished 10th in Syracuse history with 16 1/2 sacks.

What type of music do you listen to?

"I listen to everything except for country. That's the one thing that doesn't kind of blend that well with the team. Most of the guys are into country."

So how have you adapted to all the country music?

"A lot of us rookies had to get up and sing. So a lot of the guys have sung country songs and a lot would sing big-time hits that everyone knows. But just hanging out in minicamp with Sam [Koch] and Quinn [Sypniewski] - they're from Nebraska and Iowa - they both listen to country, which was an awakening to me that so many people listen to country music."

What do you mean the rookies had to sing?

"It's kind of a low-key hazing. It's kind of embarrassing. You have to get up there, introduce yourself and sing a cappella in front of the squad."

What did you sing?

"I sang `Gone Till November' by Wyclef [Jean]."

So how did your performance go?

"I got booed. It was pretty bad. They told me to stick to football."

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