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D. Bryant

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Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-10-22) October 22, 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
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Career information
High school: Detroit (MI) Cass Technical
College: Iowa Wesleyan
Undrafted: 2003
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • All-af2 First Team (2007)
  • AFL All-Rookie Team (2008)
Career Arena football statistics
Completions: 347
Attempts: 532
Yards: 3784
Touchdowns: 65
Interceptions: 20

D. Bryant (born October 22, 1980) is a former American football quarterback.

Early life

Born the son of Marvin and Brenda Bryant, D. attended Cass Technical High School, in Detroit, Michigan. There he lettered in four sports; football, basketball, baseball and track and field. He was named All-City twice in football, garnering All-State honors as well as named to Michigan’s ‘Dream Team’ as a senior. Played both safety and quarterback. A standout basketball player, garnering All-City honors twice including the City Championship in 1998. He averaged 18 points and over seven rebounds for his prep career playing guard. Only played one year of baseball as a sophomore, playing third base. Shined in track and field, claiming the City Championship in the 4x100 meter relay as a senior. Finished fifth in the state in 1998 on the 4x200 meter relay team.[1]

College career

Duke

Bryant was a dual sport athlete at Duke University playing football and basketball. He became the starting quarterback at Duke mid-way through his sophomore season and continued in that role as a junior. During his junior season he passed for 2,454 yards and 11 touchdowns. Bryant was a member of Duke University's basketball team that competed for the National Championship against the University of Connecticut in 1999. After failing to be eligible because of academic reasons, Bryant decided to transfer.[2]

Iowa Wesleyan

D. transferred after his junior season to Iowa Wesleyan College. He played in only one game for Iowa Wesleyan in 2002, tossing for 313 yards and five touchdowns in a win against Peru State College. After the season, Bryant was one of 12 quarterbacks that received an invite the 2003 NFL Scouting Combine.[3]

Professional career

Albany Conquest

On May 8, 2004, Bryant was named the started quarterback for the Albany Conquest.[4]

Manchester Wolves

On March 31, 2006, it was announced that D. had signed with the Manchester Wolves.[5]

South Georgia Wildcats

In 2007, he became a member of the South Georgia Wildcats, where he became only the third quarterback in AF2 history to throw for 100 career touchdowns and set the single-season passing record (4,680 yards). The team went 10-6, losing in the National Conference Semifinals, 49-28 to the Tulsa Talons.

Georgia Force

He was signed by the Georgia Force in 2008, but was released before training camp started.

Kansas City Brigade

The Kansas City Brigade gave Bryant a chance, with a 2-day camp invite, where he won a spot on the roster.[6] For the season, Bryant completed 215 of 317 passes, for 2,338 yards, with 40 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. Those numbers were impressive enough to get him named to the 2008 AFL All Rookie Team.[7]

New Orleans VooDoo

On May 18, 2011, Bryant was named the started quarterback for the New Orleans VooDoo. He started for the struggling Danny Wimprine.[8]

Point University

On January 3, 2012, Bryant join the coaching staff at Point University as the assistant football coach for quarterbacks.[9]

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