Life of Bryan
Five years ago he was a lanky defensive end from Oklahoma, who, along with Vince Young, Rod Wright and about two dozen other touted prospects, made up the nation's top-rated recruiting class. Despite packing only about 215 pounds on his 6-foot-5 frame, Pickryl was still so quick and relentless, he started five games for UT at defensive end, notching 4½ sacks as a true freshman. He did even better in the classroom. He was a biomedical engineering major who earned a 4.0 GPA in his first semester at UT.
But, just as it would seem like his star was set to take off, his football career seemed to fade away.