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Harrison Bryant

Harrison Bryant
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Bryant with the Cleveland Browns in 2021
No. 88 – Las Vegas Raiders
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1998-04-23) April 23, 1998 (age 26)
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:John Milledge Academy (Milledgeville, Georgia)
College:Florida Atlantic (2016–2019)
NFL draft:2020 / Round: 4 / Pick: 115
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Receptions:89
Receiving yards:791
Receiving touchdowns:10
Player stats at PFR

Harrison Bryant (born April 23, 1998) is an American football tight end for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida Atlantic, where he was a unanimous All-American and won the John Mackey Award. Bryant was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Early years

Bryant grew up in Gray, Georgia, and attended John Milledge Academy, where he played baseball, basketball, and was a two-way starter for the football team. He originally played offensive tackle before moving to tight end going into his senior year. As a senior, Harrison had 39 receptions for 608 yards and scored 10 touchdowns on offense and 100 tackles with 11 sacks on defense.[1]

College career

As a true freshman, Bryant caught six passes for 63 yards. The following season, he became the Owls starting tight end and finished the year with 32 receptions for 408 yards and five touchdowns and was named second-team All-Conference USA.[2][3] As a junior, Bryant caught 45 passes for 662 yards and four touchdowns and was named first-team All-Conference.[4]

As a senior, Bryant led all Division I tight ends with 65 receptions and 1,004 receiving yards and had seven touchdown catches. He was again named first-team All-Conference USA and received the John Mackey Award as the nation's best tight end. Bryant was the first player from a Group of Five conference to win the award.[5][6] He was named a consensus first-team All-American, becoming the first FAU player to do so.[7][8] Bryant finished his collegiate career with 148 receptions for 2,137 yards and 16 touchdowns.[9]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 4+34 in
(1.95 m)
243 lb
(110 kg)
30+58 in
(0.78 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
4.73 s 1.62 s 2.77 s 4.37 s 7.41 s 32.5 in
(0.83 m)
9 ft 2 in
(2.79 m)
13 reps
All values from NFL Combine[10][11]

Cleveland Browns

Bryant was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round with the 115th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.[12] He signed his rookie contract with the Browns on May 20, 2020.[13] Bryant made his professional debut on September 13, 2020, in the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, catching one pass for five yards.[14] He scored his first career touchdown, a three-yard reception on a pass from Baker Mayfield, on September 27, 2020, in a 34–20 win over the Washington Football Team in Week 3.[15] In Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals, he had four receptions for 56 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the 37–34 victory.[16] He became the Browns' first rookie tight end with a multiple-touchdown performance since Harry Holt in 1983.[17] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on December 29, 2020,[18] and activated on January 9, 2021.[19] Bryant finished his rookie season with 24 receptions for 238 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games played and was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.[20]

Las Vegas Raiders

On March 14, 2024, Bryant signed a one-year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders.[21]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2020 CLE 15 9 24 238 9.9 35 3
2021 CLE 16 3 21 233 11.1 41 3
2022 CLE 17 9 31 239 7.7 30 1
2023 CLE 17 9 13 81 6.2 23 3
Career 65 30 89 791 8.9 41 10

Postseason

Year Team Games Receiving
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2020 CLE 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2023 CLE 1 0 4 65 16.3 47 0
Career 3 1 4 65 16.3 47 0

References

  1. ^ Hobbs, Billy (February 3, 2016). "John Milledge football standouts sign to play college ball". The Union-Recorder. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  2. ^ Elman, Jake. "After impressive 2017 season, junior Harrison Bryant ready to lead talented FAU tight end group". Palm Beach Post.
  3. ^ "FAU tight end Harrison Bryant back after being sidelined by ankle injury last season". Sun-Sentinel. March 28, 2018.
  4. ^ Elman, Jake. "FAU football: Harrison Bryant, Owls' tight ends look to carry offense this season". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  5. ^ Elman, Jake (December 11, 2019). "FAU football: Tight end Harrison Bryant named Mackey Award winner". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  6. ^ Prince, Khobi (December 10, 2019). "FAU's Harrison Bryant, Chris Robison among five Owls named first-team All-Conference USA". CBS12.com. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Meyerberg, Paul (December 11, 2019). "Joe Burrow, Chase Young lead USA TODAY Sports college football All-America team". USA Today.
  8. ^ "Sports Illustrated's 2019 College Football All-America Team". SI.com. December 11, 2019.
  9. ^ Burke, Peter (December 11, 2019). "Harrison Bryant wins John Mackey Award". Local10.com. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  10. ^ "Harrison Bryant Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  11. ^ "2020 NFL Draft Scout Harrison Bryant College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved August 4, 2023.
  12. ^ Gribble, Andrew (April 25, 2020). "Browns select FAU TE Harrison Bryant with No. 115 pick in 2020 NFL Draft". ClevelandBrowns.com.
  13. ^ "Browns sign 2 draft picks". ClevelandBrowns.com. May 20, 2020.
  14. ^ Pluto, Terry (September 14, 2020). "Some alarming scribbles about Browns being ill-prepared, overwhelmed". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  15. ^ Risdon, Jeff (September 27, 2020). "Browns milestones from Week 3: Nick Chubb, winning record and more". Browns Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  16. ^ "Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals – October 25th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  17. ^ Ridenour, Marla. "Tight ends Harrison Bryant, David Njoku rescue Browns after Austin Hooper's appendectomy". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  18. ^ "Browns place two on COVID-19 list". ClevelandBrowns.com. December 29, 2020. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  19. ^ "Browns activate 3 players, make other roster moves". ClevelandBrowns.com. January 9, 2021. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  20. ^ Greetham, Fred (January 19, 2021). "Cleveland Browns OT Jedrick Wills and TE Harrison Bryant Named to the 2020 PFWA All-Rookie Team". 247Sports. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  21. ^ "Raiders sign TE Harrison Bryant". Raiders.com. March 14, 2024.
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