Demeco Ryans presently is the starting inside linebacker for the Houston Texans. While at Jess Lanier High School, Demeco trained for 5 months during and after baseball season with Coach Eyer in a personally designed program to put on the necessary bulk and weight to play linebacker at the University of Alabama. Upon reporting in as a freshman, Demeco weighed 218lbs which allowed him to find playing time in his first year. He gained 75lbs on his max lifts of Bench Press and Hang Clean. Squat increased 125lbs during the same period which helped him to be ready to play as a true freshman. Later was nicknamed The Pain Train with his explosive hits on tackles.
Demeco went on to became one of the all time great Linebackers at the University of Alabama, rookie of the year in NFL, and 2 time Pro Bowl player in his first 3 years.