Martavis Bryant

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Martavis Bryant
No. 10 Pittsburgh Steelers
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-12-20) December 20, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Calhoun Falls, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Anderson (SC) T. L. Hanna
College: Clemson
NFL draft: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 118
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Receptions: 26
Receiving Yards: 549
Receiving Touchdowns: 8
Rushing Attempts: 1
Rushing Yards: 3
Stats at NFL.com

Martavis Bryant (born December 20, 1991) is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson.

High school career[edit]

Bryant attended T. L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. He was named first-team all-state as a senior recording 70 receptions for 722 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had 44 catches for 776 yards and six touchdowns as a junior.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated the 10th best wide receiver prospect in the nation.[1] After high school, he spent one year at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia in order to pass NCAA initial eligibility standards[2]

Also a standout athlete, Bryant ran for the T. L. Hanna track team. He finished 3rd in the 100 meters at the Regional Class 1 AAAA championships, with a time of 10.69 seconds. He ran a career-best time of 10.62 seconds in the prelims. He also won the 200 meters at the 2010 Region 1-4A Meet, recording a personal-best time of 21.46 seconds.[3]

College career[edit]

Bryant attended Clemson University from 2011 to 2013. During his career, he had 61 receptions for 1,354 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Bryant announced on January 5, 2014 that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[4][5]

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 211 lb 4.41 s 1.57 s 2.57 s 4.15 s 7.18 s 39 in 10 ft 4 in 16 reps
All values from NFL Combine[6]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

Bryant was drafted in the 4th round, 118th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He signed a 4 year contract worth $2.65 million dollars with $439k guaranteed.

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

2014 Season Bryant spent the first 6 weeks of the season inactive due to a shaky training camp and preseason in addition to suffering a mild A/C sprain in the last preseason game. Head Coach Mike Tomlin told Bryant he wanted to see him dominate the scout team in practice before he would activate him for a game [7] Bryant was finally activated in the Steelers Week 7 match up against the Houston Texans and scored a 35 yard TD on his first career reception. He burst on to the scene in his first 4 games scoring 6 TDs during that time span which was the most TDs a player has had to start his career and also scored a TD in 4 consecutive games. He recorded receptions of 35, 52 and 80 yards in those 4 games. He went on to finish the season with 26 catches for 546 yards and 8 TDs, one of which was a 94 yard reception against Cincinnati, the 2nd longest TD reception in Steelers history to Mike Wallace's 95 yard TD in 2011. He also recorded 5 receptions for 61 yards and a TD in the Steelers loss to the Ravens in the wild card round. Bryant was rewarded for his play in 2014 by the PFWA nominating him for the Joe Greene Great Performance Award,[8] given to the rookie with the best performance each year on the Steelers

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