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David Bryant

Height: 5-10 | Weight: 215 | College: Northern Illinois
 
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2008 Season

Paced the MAC's top defensive unit with a team-high 83 tackles, including 46 unassisted. Recorded single-season career-highs in solo tackles (46), assists (37), total tackles (83), tackles for loss (2) and forced fumbles (3). Led the Huskies in tackles four times: at Minnesota (8-30), at Western Michigan (9-6), vs. Miami (OH) (10-11), and vs. Navy (11-25). Ended the regular season with a career-best 12 tackles against the Midshipmen, with a season-high 10 assisted tackles and one forced fumble. Had nine tackles each against Miami and Central Michigan (11-12). Totaled five tackles, one for loss, forced one fumble and broke up a pass against Indiana State (9-20). Recorded eight tackles, including six solo stops, at Western Michigan (9-6). Had seven tackles and forced one fumble at Minnesota. Tallied seven stops, including one tackle for loss at Ball State (11-5).

2007 Season

Moved to running back in the spring after spending 2006 on the defensive side of the ball. Played seven games as primary back-up to 1,000-yard rusher Justin Anderson. Ranked second on the team with 245 yards, 62 carries, and two rushing touchdowns. Made five receptions for 34 yards, all against Ball State (11-24). Had career-highs of 28 carries and 110 yards in the win over Kent State (11-10). Totaled 54 yards on six carries for a 9.0 yards-per-carry average at Toledo (10-27). Scored one touchdown on a four-yard run and had a career-long 38-yard burst in that game. Rushed for 37 yards and scored on a two-yard touchdown run vs. Ball State (11-24). Ran for 39 yards on seven attempts at Central Michigan (9-29).

2006 Season

Played in all 13 games and made one start while playing linebacker and on special teams. Totaled 10 tackles and one pass break up on the season. Made collegiate debut and recorded two stops at Ohio State (9-2). Credited with two tackles against Buffalo (9-16). Made first collegiate start and collected three tackles and one pass break up vs. Indiana State (9-23). Made two stops vs. Central Michigan (11-17). Recorded one tackle vs. TCU in Poinsettia Bowl (12-19).

2005 Season

Redshirted.

High School

Team captain, team Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year Award recipient, first team All-Suburban East Conference at both RB and LB, second team St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro at LB, third team Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 4 All-State at RB, and Missouri Sportswriters Association first team Class 4 All-State at LB as senior. Led team with 1,012 rushing yards, 19 touchdowns and 127 tackles while recording two interceptions for 32 yards and punting three times for 81 yards on 9-1 squad during senior season. Totaled 1,755 rushing yards and 275 tackles as an upperclassman. First team All-Suburban East Conference at LB with 148 tackles and seven sacks on 13-1 state runner-up as a junior. Lettered three times in football and four times in track. Member of state track championship team as a sophomore and state runner-up squad as a junior.

Personal

Born August 7, 1987 in St. Louis. Marketing major. Uncle, Henry Jones, was an All-Big Ten safety at Illinois before a 12-year NFL career with the Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons that included an All-Pro selection in 1992 and Super Bowl appearances in each of his first three seasons. Fan of Jim Brown.

 
Latest News
01/02/2010 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: The Huskies were expected to take a step back this year on defense after the graduation of numerous starters, including Larry English. Instead, they limited opponents to 21.2 points and 323.6 yards a game. The Huskies racked up 29 sacks and eight interceptions, and they recovered 14 fumbles. A key area of improvement was in the red zone, where NIU held opponents to 76 percent efficiency and just a 52 percent touchdown conversion rate. DE Jake Coffman paced the defense with 7.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss.

09/18/2009 - FS David Bryant is expected to play at Purdue. The senior sat out last week's win over Western Illinois with due to an ankle injury.

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