Bryan McCann

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Bryan McCann
No. --     Free agent
Cornerback / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-09-29) September 29, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Lawton, Oklahoma
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Putnam City (Warr Acres, Oklahoma)
College: SMU
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2010 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 31
Sacks 1.0
Interceptions 1
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Bryan McCann (born September 29, 1987) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Southern Methodist.

Early years[edit]

McCann was born in Lawton, Oklahoma.[1] After playing for Putnam City High School. McCann turned down offers to play for Stanford, Northwestern, Tulsa, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, UAB, and Rice, choosing to play for Southern Methodist University instead.[2]

College career[edit]

McCann was an All-Freshman Conference USA pick after having 38 tackles and four pass breakups. He appeared in 11 games in 2006, starting three of the last four. He was the co-winner of the James Bradley "New Mustang" award for consistent play, along with Emmanuel Sanders and Justin Willis. As a sophomore he started all 12 games in 2007, and recorded 59 tackles, seven pass breakups, and four interceptions while playing at both corner and safety. He recorded nine tackles in the season opener. McCann started 11 games in 2008. He had 35 tackles and three interceptions on the year, while returning punts as well. As a senior he had three interceptions in 2009.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys (First stint)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, McCann was signed by the Dallas Cowboys.[3] He was released at the end of training camp.

Baltimore Ravens (First stint)[edit]

On September 5, 2010, McCann was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Ravens. They cut him after one game. He was inactive.

Dallas Cowboys (Second stint)[edit]

McCann was re-signed to the Cowboys practice squad on September 16, 2010. He was moved up to the active roster on November 4, 2010 because of injuries to their starting cornerbacks.

In his second NFL game, He recorded his first career interception on November 14, 2010 against the New York Giants, picking off Eli Manning after Hakeem Nicks stopped short on an intended slant route. The interception was returned for a 101-yard touchdown. It broke the Cowboys record of 100-yards once held by Mike Gaechter. McCann’s 101-yard return tied Amos Marsh (101-yard kickoff return) and Ike Thomas (101-yard kickoff return) for the second-longest play in Cowboys history. The longest play belongs to Alexander Wright (102-yard kickoff return). He also became the second rookie in the Super Bowl era to score on a 100-plus yard interception return, the other one was Louis Delmas. For his efforts he was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

The next game against the Detroit Lions on November 21, he grabbed a batted-down punt and returned it for a 97-yard touchdown, which was the second longest punt return in franchise history; only Dennis Morgan’s 98-yard return in 1974 was longer. With this touchdown McCann became the first Rookie in NFL history to score a touchdown of 97+ yards in consecutive weeks. For his efforts his was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week and the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week. He was also the first player in franchise history to win Player of the Week honors in two different categories in the same season, and the first since Troy Aikman, in 1993, to win it in consecutive weeks.

On September 20, 2011, because of injuries to their starting wide receivers, the Cowboys waived him to resign Laurent Robinson.

Baltimore Ravens (Second stint)[edit]

On October 4, 2011, he was re-signed by the Baltimore Ravens. He was released again on November 5, 2011.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On November 17, 2011, he was signed by the Oakland Raiders to replace an injured Chimdi Chekwa. He was one of the last cuts the Raiders made before the 2012 season started.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On November 6, 2012, he was signed by the Miami Dolphins. The team didn't resign McCann at the end of the season.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On April 4, 2013 he was signed by the Arizona Cardinals. He was released on September 1 and later he was re-signed on November 19. McCann was re-signed by Arizona on March 19, 2014.[4] The Cardinals released McCann on August 30, 2014.[5]

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