Heading into his fourth Olympic Games, U.S. men’s volleyball player Reid Priddy knows how it feels to end on top.
In 2008, Priddy played a vital role late in the United States’ four-set thriller over Brazil for the gold. Now 38 and two years removed from tearing the ACL in his right knee, Priddy will be a veteran presence on a relatively young U.S. team in Rio de Janeiro this summer.
The 6-4 outside hitter is just the second four-time Olympian for U.S. men’s volleyball on a 12-player team with eight first-time Olympians.
David Lee, a middle blocker who was also on the gold-medal team in the Beijing Games, is also on the team in Rio.
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The United States opens pool play against Canada at 4 p.m.