Twin brothers sign to play football at Dordt University

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Seniors Tripp and Davis Ryan, who are twin brothers, officially signed to play football at Dordt University in Sioux City, Iowa on Feb. 6 as part of National Signing Day.

The Ryan brothers have been playing football together since they were in elementary. Playing college football has always been the goal for them as they have played alongside each other for the last eight years. However, they were unsure if they would continue to play together until when they received an offer to play for the Dordt University Defenders football team.

“For a while, it looked like we were about to go our separate ways and we were fully prepared for that,” Davis said. “We made some awesome memories together on the field and we both kind of thought maybe it’s time we ventured off.”

Tripp received his offer to play first and then Davis received an offer a couple of weeks later, making it a great feeling for the twins. In December, they were both offered to take a visit and try on the football equipment and meet the coaches.

“All the coaches made me feel at home, it was a really nice campus and we got to meet some of the players currently on the team,” Tripp said.

Davis committed to the team a couple days later and then Tripp did the same.

“It’s something that just happened for us,” Tripp said.  “We both had schools that wanted me and not Davis and vice versa. But at the end of the day, it’s about who gives us the better opportunity to succeed and that was Dordt.”

Tripp said playing at the next level brings new and better competition; however, but there’s no better competition than a sibling.

“I know Tripp is gonna push me to be the best player I can be and the new teammates were gonna get are getting a great leader coming in,” Davis said.

Carrie Ryan, the twins’ mother, said the football offer has been a dream come true for her sons.

“Although I was excited for them to go their own ways, this works out fine for all of us,” she said.

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