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Profile of Oregon football player, RM, husband, father, businessman, Sunday school teacher

Those who only know Oregon defensive tackle Brandon Bair from watching him operate amid the violence and mayhem on the line of scrimmage, don't know the half of it.

The 6-foot-7, 272-pound senior is off to a slam-bang start in the 2010 season with 6.5 tackles for loss, five pass deflections and two sacks for the fifth-ranked Ducks (3-0). But there is more to the story.

"I have a life to live outside of football," Bair says.

For instance:

He writes poetry, including a Valentine's Day missive his wife of two and a half years, Jordan, treasures.

The best moment of Bair's day, every day, occurs when he arrives home at his house outside of Junction City, and his 1-year-daughter, Brooklyn, launches herself at him, wrapping her tiny arms around his leg.

Bair, 25, is active in his church, where he teaches Sunday school.

Bair volunteers with the local Boy Scout troop.

He cooks. In fact, he made a great impression on his first date with Jordan by preparing chicken Alfredo. Bair's specialty is dutch oven potatoes whipped up in his outdoor "man kitchen."

Read the rest of this story at oregonlive.com
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