I'LL SEE YOU AT THE CROSSROADS: Brian Kynaston ponders his future and leaves the Dinos behind.
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Brian Kynaston: A farewell to fifth-year Dinos

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Now what?

No, that's not what offensive tackle Brian Kynaston is saying now that his days as a Dino have come and gone. But it's surely what the Dino's will be saying now that Kynaston is on his way out.

Kynaston, who's had a four-year run as a starter in spite of major injuries in 1998, was well-regarded enough to earn a spot as a team co-captain. While one highlight of his football career was his first start way back in pre-millennial 1997, others include the 1997 western final, his performance this year and being CO-captain

"The recognition from team-mates as a leader is an honour," he described. "But the pressure: you have to perform. People are looking at you as a leader."

The aforementioned injuries created the one major difficulty of his five years: recovery. And added to recovery, he had other challenges such as his comeback and trying to maintain his skill and place on the team--something Kynaston managed to do, cementing his place as a starter.

"It was pretty hard. You lose a lot of timing. It's pretty significant for the time you miss. You can miss a lot in four weeks," said Kynaston.

While he hasn't thought too much of the future--exams and schoolwork loom in the days ahead--he hopes to either get a job in the private sector, or if lucky play football after graduating in April.