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Brandin Bryant
Brandin  Bryant

RS Senior

Omaha, NE

High School:
Omaha North

Last College:
Fort Scott Community College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 300


Communication and Political Science


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Named 2015 Comeback Player of the Year

Returned to action and recorded three tackles (2-1) at Tulsa...had two tackle assists versus Miami...recorded three tackles (1-2), including one for a loss of three, versus Buffalo. recorded two tackles, both solo and one a sack for a loss of nine yards at Charlotte...also credited with a forced fumble...recorded three tackles (2-1) versus included a sack for a loss of 13 yards...had his most active game of the 2015 season with five tackles (1-4=5) versus Marshall...among those tackles was a half sack for a loss of four yards and 1.5 tackles for a loss of seven...recorded a tackle assist, which also was a 0.5 TFL at UTEP...tallied four tackles (1-3=4), including 0.5-1 sacks in the Shula Bowl victory over FIU...part of the 10-man defensive line rotation...had a tackle assist and a quarterback hurry at WKU...had two tackle assists versus Middle Tennessee, his final collegiate home contest, including a half tackle for a loss and a quarterback hurry...posted his best game of 2015 at UF...had four (2-2) tackles, including two for a loss of seven and a sack...bested his last outing with five tackles, tying a season high in the ODU season ending victory...added a sack and 2.5 tackles for loss in his final FAU game.

Returned home to Nebraska where his grandfather played in the mid '50's...recorded a solo tackle versus the Cornhuskers...had two tackle assists at No. 2 Alabama...five tackles in the home season opener, two were solo...credited with two tackles for a loss, including a sack for a loss of 19 yards which resulted in a safety...also forced a fumble...earned co-defensive player of the week honors following the Tulsa game...had three tackle assists at Wyoming...tallied two tackles in the UTSA victory, including the team's lone sack for a loss of six yards...also had two QBHs...injured his knee late in the game and was sidelined the remainder of the season.

Started and played in every 2013 FAU game...registered 29 unassisted tackles and 21 assisted...ended his second season with 9.5 tackles for a loss of 15 yards, a total of 51 tackles....ranked 16th in sacks in Conference USA with six sacks for a loss of 35 yards...had nine games with at least one tackle for a loss...totaled six QB hurries...had a season high eight tackles against ECU and seven tackles against Marshall and at Auburn...received defensive game ball honors for his performance at ECU...honorable mention all-conference.

2012: Saw action in every 2012 FAU game. Bryant recorded multiple tackles in all but three games...began his collegiate career with a solo and an assist, both were for a loss for a total of four yards...season and career-high was five tackles versus Troy, all assists...matched the five tackles in the final game of the season versus Louisiana...recorded four tackles twice, at Navy he set his career high solo tackle mark with four...ended his freshman campaign with 4.5 tackles for a loss of 15 yards, a total of 31 tackles, two hurries and two pass breakups.

Fort Scott Community College: Redshirted.

High School: Played for Larry Martin at Omaha North High School where he earned honorable mention all-state and all-district honors.

Personal: Double major in communication and political science...son of Robert and Tina legacy following in the steps of his Grandfather, Charles Bryant, who was an All-American and Hall of Fame member at the University of Nebraska and his father, Robert, who was an All-American at the University of Southern Colorado in 1977. Robert signed a free agent contract with the New York Giants.


Game-by-Game Tackles
2012: Wagner (1-1=2 TFL 1.5-4); MT (0-2=2); Georgia (0-1=1); Alabama (0-2=2); North Texas (0-0=0); ULM (0-2=2); South Alabama (1-2=3 TFL 1.0-3); Troy (0-5=5 TFL 0.5-3 Sack 0.5-3); Navy (4-0=4 TFL 1.0-5); WKU (2-2=4); FIU (0-1=1); Louisiana (3-2=5 TFL 0.5-0)
2013: Miami (1-2=3 TFL 1.0-16); East Carolina (7-1=8 TFL 1.0-3); USF (4-0=4 TFL 1-3 Sack 2-3); MT (0-3=3); Rice (3-1=4 TFL 1.0-3 Sack 1.0-3); UAB (2-1=3 TFL 1.0-9 Sac 1.0-9); Marshall (4-3=7 1.0-1; Auburn (4-3=7 TFL 1.0-5); Tulane (2-2=4 TFL 1.0-12 Sac 1.0-12); Southern Miss 0-2=2); New Mexico State (2-2=4 TFL 1.5-9); FIU (0-2=2)
2014: Nebraska (1-0=1); Alabama (0-2=2); Tulsa (2-3=5); Wyoming (0-3=3); UTSA (1-1=2).
2015: at Tulsa (2-1=3); Miami (0-2=2); Buffalo (1-2=3); Charlotte 2-0=2, 1 sack); Rice (2-1=3, 1 sack); Marshall (1-4=5, 0.5-4 sacks, 1.5-7); UTEP (0-1=1, 0.5 TFL); FIU (1-3-4, 0.5 sacks); WKU (0-1=1); MT (0-2=2, 0.5 TFL); UF (2-2=4, 2.0 TFL, 1.0 sacks); ODU (2-3=5, 1.0 sack, 2.5 TFL)

Career Game Highs
Tackles: 8 at East Carolina (9/5/13)
Tackles for a Loss: 2.5 at ODU (11/28/15)
Sacks: 2 at USF 9/14/13
Passes Defended: 2 UTSA (9/27/14)

2014 Single Game Highs
Tackles: 5 Tulsa (9/13/14)
Tackles for a Loss: 2 Tulsa (9/13/14)
Sacks: 1 Tulsa (9/13/14) UTSA (9/27/14)
Passes Defended: 2 UTSA (9/27/14)

2015 Single Game Highs
Tackles: 5 Marshall (10/17/15) and ODU (11/28/15)
Tackles for a Loss: 2.5 at ODU (11/28/15)
Sacks: 1 at Charlotte (9/26/15); Rice (10/10/15), UF (11/21/15) and ODU (11/28/15)
Passes Defended:1 WKU (11/7/15)

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