"Ryan Clint Nece" is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League. He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at UCLA Bruins football/UCLA.

Nece is the son of former NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame/Hall of Fame Safety (American football position)/safety Ronnie Lott.

Nece is a community activist involved in many charities throughout the Tampa Bay area. He is on the board of the Tampa Bay Sports Authority and Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. In 2006 he created his own foundation "The Ryan Nece Foundation", funding programs for youth and families.

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I didn't win it.

We spent a lot of time just walking through plays.

I feel like home is always with the starters. It's wherever the coaches want me to play.

It's amazing how things work out, ... When your opportunity comes, you've got to make the most of it.

That's the real key to stopping the run, especially for us. You have to be on your details. Everybody has to be in his place, so there was a huge emphasis put on it this year -- huge.

That was difficult. Any time you're in a job, whether you're a doctor or lawyer, and they bring somebody else to do your job and demote you, that can be frustrating, ... It was frustrating as a linebacker that they wanted to go a different direction. But you've got to keep working and improving and now I have another opportunity to play.

That's something he's been doing since mini-camp. When you jump on someone's throat like we did (Thursday night), you're going to win 80 percent of the time.

Today's game against Buffalo is going to be a much truer test. This is going to tell us better where we're at. This is definitely going to be a test of our preparation and how we did things during the offseason.

That was difficult, ... Anytime, whether you're a doctor or a lawyer, when they bring somebody else in to do your job, that's pretty frustrating. They obviously wanted to go a different direction, and I was demoted.