Coby Bryant
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Bryant with the Cincinnati Bearcats in 2021
No. 8 – Seattle Seahawks
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1999-03-29) March 29, 1999 (age 24)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Glenville
(Cleveland, Ohio)
College:Cincinnati (2017–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 4 / Pick: 109
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:88
Sacks:2.0
Forced fumbles:5
Pass deflections:4
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Coby Bryant (born March 29, 1999) is an American football safety for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Cincinnati.

Early years

Bryant grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Glenville High School.[1]

College career

Bryant mostly played on special teams during his freshman season.[2] He was named a starter going into his sophomore year and had 33 tackles and two interceptions.[3] Bryant finished his junior season with 54 tackles, eight passes broken up and one interception.[4] Bryant was named first-team All-American Athletic Conference (AAC) as a senior.[5] After considering entering the 2021 NFL Draft, Bryant decided to utilize the extra year of eligibility granted to college athletes who played in the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic and return to Cincinnati for a fifth season.[6] Bryant repeated as a first-team All-AAC selection as a senior and was named the winner of the Jim Thorpe Award.[7]

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 1+38 in
(1.86 m)
193 lb
(88 kg)
30+58 in
(0.78 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
4.48 s 1.56 s 2.62 s 4.33 s 7.31 s 33.0 in
(0.84 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[8][9]

Bryant was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 109th pick in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.[10] As a rookie, Bryant appeared in all 17 games and started six. He recorded two sacks, 70 total tackles, four passes defended, and four forced fumbles.[11]

On October 14, 2023, Bryant was placed on injured reserve with a toe injury.[12] He was activated on November 23.[13]

Personal life

Bryant is the younger brother of former NFL safety Christian Bryant.[14]

References

  1. ^ Wright, Branson (October 11, 2019). "Big brother is watching — and helping: Glenville grad Coby Bryant motivated by Christian Bryant's career". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  2. ^ Lesmerises, Doug (April 28, 2022). "Cleveland's Coby Bryant is carrying the Bryant way, and his entire family, into the NFL Draft: Doug Lesmerises". cleveland.com. Retrieved April 29, 2023.
  3. ^ Williams, Justin (August 16, 2019). "UC position outlook: Do not throw at Coby Bryant". The Athletic. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  4. ^ "Cincinnati CB Coby Bryant channeling Kobe's 'Mamba Mentality'". The Cincinnati Enquirer. October 10, 2020. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  5. ^ "Cincinnati Bearcats cornerbacks Gardner, Bryant named to Jim Thorpe Award watchlist". The Cincinnati Enquirer. July 26, 2021. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  6. ^ "UC defensive back Coby Bryant announces he'll return to Bearcats". The Cincinnati Enquirer. January 3, 2021. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  7. ^ "Cincinnati Bearcats defensive back Coby Bryant makes history by winning Jim Thorpe Award". Cincinnati.com. December 10, 2021. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  8. ^ "Coby Bryant Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  9. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Coby Bryant, Cincinnati NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  10. ^ Clark, Dave (April 30, 2022). "Reactions: Coby Bryant, UC Bearcats DB, drafted by Seattle Seahawks in fourth round". The Enquirer. Retrieved May 7, 2022.
  11. ^ "Coby Bryant 2022 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 29, 2023.
  12. ^ Boyle, John (October 14, 2023). "Seahawks Place CB Coby Bryant On Injured Reserve; Elevate WR Cody Thompson From Practice Squad". Seahawks.com.
  13. ^ Boyle, John (November 23, 2023). "Seahawks Activate Coby Bryant From Injured Reserve, Place Jerrick Reed II On Injured Reserve". Seahawks.com.
  14. ^ Helmholdt, Josh (June 28, 2016). "Coby Bryant could be Glenville's break out star". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 9, 2021.