WBKO has learned that former WKU offensive lineman, Greg Ryan, has accepted an offer to join the Baltimore Ravens.
Ryan told WBKO via telephone Sunday evening he also received an offer from the New Orleans Saints, but felt Baltimore gave him the best opportunity to make a 53-man roster. Ryan will report to Baltimore in two weeks for mini-camp.
"They've been talking to me since day one," said Ryan. "They kept calling me back and forth and made me feel like they wanted me there."
Ryan spent the weekend in his hometown of Murray, anxiously awaiting word of his football future.
"It was hectic at first," said Ryan. "I couldn't hardly sleep last night, wondering when and if the phone call would happen."
The Ravens are led by head coach John Harbaugh, son of former WKU head coach, Jack Harbaugh. He led the Toppers to the 1-AA National Championship in 2002.
Ryan started all 12 games for the Hilltoppers in 2008, and was named Most Valuable Player by WKU at the end of the season.
In 2006, Ryan earned second-team all-Northwest Region and honorable mention All-America recognition from Hansen's Football Gazette. He was also named WKU's Most Valuable Player following its 2008 campaign.