October 25, 2006

Q & A with Ryan McFoy

True freshman safety Ryan McFoy has been one of the most integral members of the Arizona State defense this season. He started his first game as a Sun Devil versus NAU as the team's nickel back, and it is a role he's held ever since.

On the season, McFoy has 20 tackles, one forced fumble, one pass deflection, one sack and he's tied for the team lead with two interceptions. ASUDevils.com caught up with McFoy for a Q & A session after Tuesday's practice.

What is the biggest difference between college football and high school football?

"Just a better opponent. I've adapted to it though, really. It almost feels the same now, I don't even really notice it any more. You're so focused out there on what you're doing that you don't really have time to think about it."

You're one of the youngest guys out here playing a major role. Is it more physically demanding than high school?

"Yeah it's a big difference because after games we have practice days, so that's different and it can be tough sometimes but you get used it."

How much more is involved in preparing for games at this level?

"It's a little more preparation than we did in high school, but we did a lot of the same things in high school so I was pretty prepared for it."

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