Players

Desmond Bryant
DL #92
Height:
6-6
Weight:
310
Age:
30
College:
Harvard
Hometown:
Elizabethtown, N.C.
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2015):

TCKL
33
SCK
6.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 238 155 83 26.0 0 3 0 0 -- 0 0 4 2
2015 CLE 14 14 33 24 9 6.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2014 CLE 15 15 50 25 25 5.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2013 CLE 12 12 31 11 20 3.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 OAK 16 8 36 26 10 4.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2011 OAK 16 10 35 30 5 5.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2010 OAK 15 0 21 15 6 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 OAK 16 0 32 24 8 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @NYJ L 10-31 4 0 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 TEN W 28-14 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 OAK L 20-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @SD L 27-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @BAL W 33-30 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 DEN L 23-26 5 4 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @STL L 6-24 1 1 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 ARI L 20-34 3 2 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @CIN L 10-31 2 2 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @PIT L 9-30 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 BAL L 27-33 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 CIN L 3-37 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 SF W 24-10 5 4 1 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
15 @SEA L 13-30 3 1 2 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @KC L 13-17 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 PIT L 12-28 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Signed by Oakland Raiders as undrafted free agent, April 30, 2009…Re-signed by Raiders as exclusive-rights free agent, July 31, 2011…Re-signed by Raiders as a restricted free agent, June 6, 2012…Signed by Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent, March 12, 2013.

At a Glance:

Named the Browns 2014 Ed Block Courage Award recipient after returning from an irregular heartbeat that required ablation and cost him the final four games of the 2013 season.

Played at Harvard alongside his brother, Brenton, on the defensive line.

Spent the past three offseasons interning at a financial advising firm.

Cousin, Chester McGlockton, played defensive tackle 12 seasons in the NFL.

Spent summers in college was working as a paralegal at a law firm in Boston, Ma.

Seasonal Reviews:

2014: Second on team and led DL with 5.0 sacks, tying career high set in 2011...Led Browns defensive linemen with 49 tackles...Started all 15 games played...(11/6) at Cin.: In 24-3 primetime win, started at RE, amassing six tackles and two sacks...Sacked Andy Dalton on back-to-back plays in third quarter to force punt.

2013: Started first 12 games, compiling a team-high 32 QB harassments…Led Browns defensive linemen with 3.5 sacks and added 45 tackles, five tackles for loss and one pass defensed…Placed on reserve/non-football illness on Dec. 4 with irregular heartbeat; had successful ablation performed on Dec. 6…Posted at least 0.5 sack in seven consecutive games from Week 14 (2012) through Week 3…(9/8) vs. Mia.: Made Browns debut, registering a career-best 10 tackles and tying a career high with two sacks…(9/22) at Min.: Ended Vikings’ final drive by sacking Christian Ponder on the final play of the game to secure a 31-27 Browns victory.

2012: Appeared in all 16 games with eight starts…Recorded 36 stops, while adding one forced fumble and one blocked field goal…Tied for team lead with four sacks, registering one in each of the team’s final four contests…Recorded 12 quarterback hits, a figure that tied for sixth among NFL DTs…(12/2) vs. Cle.: Registered his first career blocked FG on a 28-yard Phil Dawson attempt.

2011: Played in all 16 games with 10 starts…Totaled a career-high five sacks, while adding 35 tackles and one forced fumble…(11/11) at GB: Blocked a PAT…(11/20) at Minn.: Recorded a career-high two sacks.

2010: Appeared in 15 games as a reserve…Notched 21 tackles and 2.5 sacks…(11/7) vs. KC: Recorded first career sack after dropping Matt Cassel for a 1-yard loss.

2009: Played in all 16 games as a reserve…Totaled 32 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Finished third in tackles among NFL rookie DTs…One of two undrafted free agents to make the Raiders’ opening day 53-man roster.

College: Appeared in 32 games at Harvard University (2004-06, 2008)…Recorded 66 career tackles and 13.5 sacks…Second-team All-Ivy League selection as a senior after recording 20 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 10 games…Majored in economics.

Personal: Given name is Desmond Jerel Bryant…Born in Shorewood, Ill… Brother, Brenton, also played DL while both attended Harvard…His cousin, Chester McGlockton, played DT for four teams in 12 NFL seasons…Spent summers in college working as a paralegal at a local law firm in Boston, Ma…High School: Attended East Bladen High School…Also earned four letters in track and three in basketball…Community Involvement: Hosts an annual football camp at his high school in Elizabethtown, N.C…Browns 2014 Ed Block Courage Award recipient…Hobbies/Interest: Spent the past three offseasons interning at a financial advising firm…Has traveled abroad to Paris and London…Names House of Lies as his favorite television show.

Career Transactions: Signed by Oakland Raiders as undrafted free agent, April 30, 2009…Re-signed by Raiders as exclusive-rights free agent, July 31, 2011…Re-signed by Raiders as a restricted free agent, June 6, 2012…Signed by Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent, March 12, 2013.

At a Glance:

Named the Browns 2014 Ed Block Courage Award recipient after returning from an irregular heartbeat that required ablation and cost him the final four games of the 2013 season.

Played at Harvard alongside his brother, Brenton, on the defensive line.

Spent the past three offseasons interning at a financial advising firm.

Cousin, Chester McGlockton, played defensive tackle 12 seasons in the NFL.

Spent summers in college was working as a paralegal at a law firm in Boston, Ma.

Seasonal Reviews:

2014: Second on team and led DL with 5.0 sacks, tying career high set in 2011...Led Browns defensive linemen with 49 tackles...Started all 15 games played...(11/6) at Cin.: In 24-3 primetime win, started at RE, amassing six tackles and two sacks...Sacked Andy Dalton on back-to-back plays in third quarter to force punt.

2013: Started first 12 games, compiling a team-high 32 QB harassments…Led Browns defensive linemen with 3.5 sacks and added 45 tackles, five tackles for loss and one pass defensed…Placed on reserve/non-football illness on Dec. 4 with irregular heartbeat; had successful ablation performed on Dec. 6…Posted at least 0.5 sack in seven consecutive games from Week 14 (2012) through Week 3…(9/8) vs. Mia.: Made Browns debut, registering a career-best 10 tackles and tying a career high with two sacks…(9/22) at Min.: Ended Vikings’ final drive by sacking Christian Ponder on the final play of the game to secure a 31-27 Browns victory.

2012: Appeared in all 16 games with eight starts…Recorded 36 stops, while adding one forced fumble and one blocked field goal…Tied for team lead with four sacks, registering one in each of the team’s final four contests…Recorded 12 quarterback hits, a figure that tied for sixth among NFL DTs…(12/2) vs. Cle.: Registered his first career blocked FG on a 28-yard Phil Dawson attempt.

2011: Played in all 16 games with 10 starts…Totaled a career-high five sacks, while adding 35 tackles and one forced fumble…(11/11) at GB: Blocked a PAT…(11/20) at Minn.: Recorded a career-high two sacks.

2010: Appeared in 15 games as a reserve…Notched 21 tackles and 2.5 sacks…(11/7) vs. KC: Recorded first career sack after dropping Matt Cassel for a 1-yard loss.

2009: Played in all 16 games as a reserve…Totaled 32 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Finished third in tackles among NFL rookie DTs…One of two undrafted free agents to make the Raiders’ opening day 53-man roster.

College: Appeared in 32 games at Harvard University (2004-06, 2008)…Recorded 66 career tackles and 13.5 sacks…Second-team All-Ivy League selection as a senior after recording 20 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 10 games…Majored in economics.

Personal: Given name is Desmond Jerel Bryant…Born in Shorewood, Ill… Brother, Brenton, also played DL while both attended Harvard…His cousin, Chester McGlockton, played DT for four teams in 12 NFL seasons…Spent summers in college working as a paralegal at a local law firm in Boston, Ma…High School: Attended East Bladen High School…Also earned four letters in track and three in basketball…Community Involvement: Hosts an annual football camp at his high school in Elizabethtown, N.C…Browns 2014 Ed Block Courage Award recipient…Hobbies/Interest: Spent the past three offseasons interning at a financial advising firm…Has traveled abroad to Paris and London…Names House of Lies as his favorite television show.

 

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