Austin Bryant

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Austin Bryant
No. 94 – Detroit Lions
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1996-11-12) November 12, 1996 (age 23)
Pavo, Georgia
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:261 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school:Thomas County Central (GA)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 4 / Pick: 117
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Total tackles:8
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:0
Player stats at

Austin Bryant (born November 12, 1996) is an American football defensive end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Clemson Tigers.

Early years[edit]

Bryant attended Thomas County Central High School in Thomasville, Georgia. He committed to Clemson University to play college football.[1]

College career[edit]

As a true freshman at Clemson in 2015, Bryant played in 13 games, recording 22 tackles and 1.5 sacks. He missed the first six games of his sophomore season in 2016, due to a foot injury.[2] He returned from the injury and recorded 12 tackles and 2.5 sacks.[3] Bryant became a starter for the first time his junior year in 2017.[4][5]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
271 lb
(123 kg)
34 58 in
(0.88 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
All values are from NFL Scouting Combine[6]

Bryant was selected by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[7] He was placed on injured reserve on September 2, 2019.[8] He was designated for return on October 30, 2019, and began practicing with the team again.[9] He was activated on November 20, 2019.[10]


  1. ^ Capps, Kerry (July 18, 2014). "Tigers get 4-star DE boost: Austin Bryant commits to Tigers at All-In Cookout". The Anderson Independent-Mail. E. W. Scripps Company. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Tigers defensive end Austin Bryant suffers foot injury". The State. McClatchy. August 16, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Senkiw, Brad (April 1, 2017). "It's finally Austin Bryant's time to shine". The Anderson Independent-Mail. Gannett. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Adelson, Andrea (March 8, 2017). "Clemson's Austin Bryant aims to (finally) claim his DE spot". ESPN. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  5. ^ Raynor, Grace (August 8, 2017). "Healed from foot injury, Clemson defensive end Austin Bryant feeling better than ever". The Post and Courier. Evening Post Industries. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "Austin Bryant Prospect Info". National Football League. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  7. ^ Rogers, Justin (April 27, 2019). "Lions trade down in fourth round, draft Clemson DE Austin Bryant". The Detroit News. Digital First Media. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  8. ^ "Lions place DE Austin Bryant on Reserve/Injured". September 2, 2019.
  9. ^ Twentyman, Tim (October 30, 2019). "Notebook: Rookie defensive end Austin Bryant returns to practice". Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  10. ^ "Lions activate DE Austin Bryant from Reserve/Injured". November 20, 2019.

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