Bryan McCann

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Bryan McCann
No. -- Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-09-29) September 29, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth: Lawton, Oklahoma
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Putnam City (OK)
College: SMU
Undrafted: 2010
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
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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 and attended Putnam City High School, where he lettered in football, basketball and track. As a senior he was rated as the 20th-best player in Oklahoma (Rivals.com), but broke his left leg and was only able to play in 3 games, managing to help his team finish a 10-2 season and reach the state quarterfinals. He turned down offers to play for Oklahoma State, Stanford, Northwestern, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UAB, and Rice, choosing to play for Southern Methodist University instead.[1]

College career[edit]

McCann was an All-Freshman Conference USA selection, after having 38 tackles, 4 passes defensed, one interception and appearing in 11 games, 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. The next year he started all 12 games, posting 59 tackles, 7 passes defensed and 4 interceptions, while playing at both corner and safety.

As a junior, he started 11 games, registering 35 tackles, 3 interceptions, one sack and 6 punt returns for 31 yards. As a senior he had 54 tackles, 3 interceptions and 34 kickoff returns for 824 yards.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys (First stint)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, McCann was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys.[2] 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. He was cut 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 promoted to the active roster on November 4, 2010, because of injuries to the 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 re-sign Laurent Robinson.[3]

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 start of the 2012 season.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On November 6, 2012, he was signed by the Miami Dolphins. The team didn't re-sign 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 re-signed on November 19. McCann was re-signed on March 19, 2014.[4] He was cut on August 30.[5]

Washington Redskins[edit]

McCann signed with the Washington Redskins on August 5, 2015.[6] He was waived on August 31.[7]

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2010 DAL 9 15 14 1 0.0 0 0 0 1 101 101 101 1 1
2011 DAL 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 OAK 7 3 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 BAL 3 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 MIA 8 10 10 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 ARI 6 2 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 35 31 28 3 1.0 0 0 0 1 101 101 101 1 3

[8]

Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "This Season's #9: Bryan McCann". Scout.com. 2010-04-25. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  2. ^ "17 Undrafted Rookies Agree To Terms". Dallascowboys.com. 2010-04-25. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Despite Big-Play History, McCann Cut". Dallascowboys.com. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  4. ^ "Arizona Cardinals Re-sign Defensive Back Bryan McCann". 
  5. ^ Cardinals Cut To 53
  6. ^ Walker, Andrew (August 5, 2015). "Redskins Sign Cornerbacks McCann, Hoskey". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2015-08-05. 
  7. ^ Keim, John (August 31, 2015). "Washington Redskins cut 13 players, including Willie Smith". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Bryan McCann Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 

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