Players

Desmond Bryant
DL #92
Height:
6-6
Weight:
310
Age:
29
College:
Harvard
Hometown:
Elizabethtown, N.C.
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
5
SCK
1.5
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 205 131 74 20.0 0 3 0 0 -- 0 0 3 2
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

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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 restricted free agent, June 6, 2012…Signed by Cleveland Browns, March 12, 2013…Placed on reserve/non-football illness (heart), Dec. 4, 2013.

At a Glance:

Despite playing only 12 games, led the Browns with 32 QB harassments in his first season after joining the club as an unrestricted free agent.

Posted at least 0.5 sack in seven consecutive games from Week 14, 2012 through Week 3, 2013.

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

First summer job was working as a paralegal at a law firm in Elizabethtown, N.C.

Traveled abroad to Europe during this past offseason.

Career Highlights:

Originally signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent…Appeared in 63 games with Oakland, totaling 124 total tackles and 11.5 sacks during his four seasons with the organization…Signed with the Browns as an unrestricted free agent in 2013…Started all 12 games he played during the 2013 season, leading the team in QB harassments while compiling 45 total tackles and 3.5 sacks before being placed on injured reserve due to an irregular heartbeat diagnosed for the final four games of the season…Had successful procedure to fix the issue on Dec. 6, 2013.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Started first 12 games, compiling a team-high 32 QB harassments…Totaled 45 tackles (23 solo), 3.5 sacks, 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 the 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…First summer job was working as a paralegal at a local law firm in Elizabethtown, N.C…High School: Attended East Bladen High School…Also earned four letters in track and three in basketball…Community Involvement: Volunteers at various youth football camps…Hobbies/Interest: Has traveled abroad to Paris and London…Lists Notorious B.I.G. as his favorite musician…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 restricted free agent, June 6, 2012…Signed by Cleveland Browns, March 12, 2013…Placed on reserve/non-football illness (heart), Dec. 4, 2013.

At a Glance:

Despite playing only 12 games, led the Browns with 32 QB harassments in his first season after joining the club as an unrestricted free agent.

Posted at least 0.5 sack in seven consecutive games from Week 14, 2012 through Week 3, 2013.

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

First summer job was working as a paralegal at a law firm in Elizabethtown, N.C.

Traveled abroad to Europe during this past offseason.

Career Highlights:

Originally signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent…Appeared in 63 games with Oakland, totaling 124 total tackles and 11.5 sacks during his four seasons with the organization…Signed with the Browns as an unrestricted free agent in 2013…Started all 12 games he played during the 2013 season, leading the team in QB harassments while compiling 45 total tackles and 3.5 sacks before being placed on injured reserve due to an irregular heartbeat diagnosed for the final four games of the season…Had successful procedure to fix the issue on Dec. 6, 2013.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Started first 12 games, compiling a team-high 32 QB harassments…Totaled 45 tackles (23 solo), 3.5 sacks, 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 the 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…First summer job was working as a paralegal at a local law firm in Elizabethtown, N.C…High School: Attended East Bladen High School…Also earned four letters in track and three in basketball…Community Involvement: Volunteers at various youth football camps…Hobbies/Interest: Has traveled abroad to Paris and London…Lists Notorious B.I.G. as his favorite musician…Names House of Lies as his favorite television show.

 

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