Figures to push Thomas Wright for the starting job at strong safety . . .
AS A SOPHOMORE: Won his first varsity letter after appearing in 10 games and playing 96 minutes . . . outstanding special teams player who also earned playing time as a nickel back . . . recorded 12 tackles (7 solos, 5 assists) . . . played more than 10 minutes in six games . . . saw extended duty vs. Florida (14.5 minutes) and Illinois (career high 15.5) . . . credited with a season-high three tackles (2 solos, 1 assist) vs. Iowa . . . had two stops each vs. Ohio State (1-1) and Eastern Michigan (2-0) . . . named Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week three times (vs. Illinois, Iowa and Purdue) . . .
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in eight games in 1998 and played 18 minutes . . . played a season-high seven minutes in the '98 home finale vs. Illinois . . . made a solo tackle vs. Central Michigan . . .
1997 SEASON: Redshirted . . .
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as the Atlantic Region's No. 9 defensive back by the National Recruiting Advisor . . . honorable mention all-metro pick by the Washington Post . . . first-team all-conference selection as both a wide receiver and defensive back in 1996 . . . nominated to play in the Virginia-Maryland All-Star Game (Chesapeake Classic) . . . played quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back for coach Steve Hoopengardner at Great Mills (Md.) High School . . . named team offensive and special teams MVP . . . accounted for nearly 600 yards total offense in five starts at QB as a senior . . . threw for more than 300 yards and five touchdowns in '96 . . . also caught nine passes for 298 yards (33.1 avg.) . . . had 11 career interceptions, including seven picks in '95 . . . boasts personal bests of 6.1 in 50-yard dash, 6.3 in 55 meters, 10.9 in 100 meters and 21 feet in long jump . . . listed on Great Mills' honor roll four times . . . born March 23, 1979 . . . majoring in family community services.
Bryan's Career Statistics
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