03/17/2011 01:40 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Real-Life 'Glee': Plainfield, Illinois Football Captain Abandons Sports For Lead Role In Musical

Kyle Ryan is captain of the Plainfield North High School football team and a star wrestler who was expected to go to the state finals this year.

But Ryan, a 6-foot, 275-pound senior, also has a deep love for theater. And in a story that could have been torn from a recent episode of "Glee," when offered the lead role in the school's spring musical, Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods," he knew something had to go. That something eneded up being wrestling.

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