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Marcus Dowtin, “Prayed,” Rex Ryan Would Be His Coach

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Cortland, NY- Two summers ago Marcus Dowtin was entering his junior season as a linebacker for the University of Georgia when he first watched Jets head coach Rex Ryan star in HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” It was at that moment Dowtin knew he wanted to play for a coach like Ryan, in fact he prayed he would play specifically for Rex Ryan.

“Well, a year ago I prayed that I would play for a coach like him [ Ryan].” Dowtin told Jetsinsider.com. “Actually watching the ‘Hard Knocks’ I prayed that one day I’d play for him.”

For now his prayers have been answered and he plans to take full advantage of the opportunity bestowed upon him, “It’s going good.” Dowtin said when asked about the first few days of camp, “I’m definitely thankful for the opportunity so I’m just out here having fun, trying to do the best I can.” (more…)