Waymond Bryant
No. 50
Born: (1952-07-28) July 28, 1952 (age 70)
Dallas, Texas
Career information
CollegeTennessee State
NFL draft1974 / Round: 1 / Pick 4
Career history
As player
1974–1977Chicago Bears

Waymond Bryant (born July 28, 1952) is a former American football linebacker. He played professionally for the Chicago Bears.


Bryant was born in Dallas, Texas and attended Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in Dallas.[1] He played college football at Tennessee State University.[2] He was selected by the Associated Press as a first-team linebacker on the 1972 Little All-America college football team.[3]

Bryant was drafted in the first round of the 1974 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.[4] He played four seasons in the National Football League.[5] Near the end of an October 10, 1977, game verse the Los Angeles Rams, Bryant hit quarterback Joe Namath. Namath did not return to the game and never played professional football again.[6]


  1. ^ "Waymond Bryant". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 8, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Waymond Bryant". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "UC Davis QB Is Little All-American". Santa Cruz Sentinel. December 6, 1972. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Waymond Bryant". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  5. ^ "Waymond Bryant". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "Bears Stop Rams, Namath by 24-23". Chicago, IL. Associated Press. October 11, 1977. Retrieved April 25, 2019.