76  Charlie Bryant
Charlie Bryant

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Collierville, TN

High School:
First Assembly Christian

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 320

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
09/11/1987

Experience:
3L


Career & 2010 Highlights:


Lettered four seasons with the Tigers...Named the co-Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year in 2007...Earned one of the Glenn Jones 12th Man Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game...The award is given to players who lead through desire, dedication and courage...Saw action on defense and special teams...Made the transition to the offensive line late in his senior season.

2009:


Played in 10 of 12 games at nose tackle, with six starts...Finished the year with eight tackles, including four solo stops, and two TFLs for a loss of three yards...Made his first career start in the season opener against Ole Miss at nose tackle and had a career-best three tackles with 1.5 stops for a loss of three yards...Left the Middle Tennessee game in the first half with an injury...Did not play against UT Martin and Marshall due to the injury...Returned and started against UCF and tied his career high with three tackles...Assisted on a TFL for a loss of a yard...Did not record a tackle against UTEP...Made one solo tackle at Southern Miss...Returned to the starting lineup at nose tackle against Houston...Made one assisted tackle on third down against Tulsa that forced a field goal.

2008:


Played in 12 of 13 games in limited action on the defensive line and special teams...Was presented one of the Glenn Jones Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game...The award is given to players who lead through desire, dedication and courage.

2007


Named the Memphis Co-Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year at the 2007 post-season banquet...Participated in five of the team's 13 games...Came in on the defense against Jacksonville State, UCF, Arkansas State, East Carolina and Florida Atlantic...Credited with his only tackle of the season, a solo stop, in the fourth quarter of the New Orleans Bowl...Had a productive spring practice session...Credited with three tackles and a fumble recovery in the 2008 Blue-Gray Game.

2006:


Joined the Tigers in August 2006 and redshirted as a true freshman...Made the transition from offensive line to defensive line during spring workouts.

Academic Highlights:


Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for four semesters (spring `06, `08 & `09; and fall `08)...Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for 2008-09...Earned recognition on the U of M Dean's List for fall `08.

Prep:


Lettered four years for coach Philip Spain at First Assembly Christian School...Was primarily utilized as an offensive lineman...Selected as a member of the All-Shelby-Metro Team in 2004 and 2005...Selected as a team captain his senior season...Named Division 2 Class A all-state his last two seasons...FACS advanced to the playoffs all four of Bryant's seasons...Also lettered in basketball and was named all-metro in 2004...Was also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Honor Society while at FACS...Participated on the chess team.

Personal:


Charles Edward Bryant III is the son of Charles and Nancy Bryant...Born September 11, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn.

Bryant's Career Defensive Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT
2007 5/0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2008 12/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2009 10/6 4 4 8 0 0 0 2.0-3 0-0 0-0
2010 10/0 3 4 7 0 0 0 1.0-1 0-0 0-0
TOTAL 37/6 8 8 16 0 0 0 2.0-3 0-0 0-0

Bryant's Career Highs
Tackles 3 (2x; last at UCF, 2009)
Solo Tackles 2 (vs. Ole Miss, 2009)
Assisted Tackles 2 (2x; last at East Carolina, 2010)
Tackles For Loss 1.5 (vs. Ole Miss, 2009)

Bryant's Game-By Game Defense
Defense Opponent UT AT TT TFL SK FF PBU INT
9/6/09* Ole Miss 2 1 3 1.5-3 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/12/09* MTSU 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/19/09 UT Martin INJ
9/26/09 Marshall INJ
10/3/09* UCF 1 2 3 0.5-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/10/09* UTEP 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

0-0

10/17/09* Southern Miss 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/27/09 East Carolina 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/7/09 Tennessee 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/14/09 UAB 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/21/09* Houston 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/27/09 Tulsa 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/4/10 Mississippi St. 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/11/10 East Carolina 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/18/10 MTSU 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/25/10 UTEP 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/2/10 Tulsa 3 0 3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/9/10 Louisville 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/16/10 Southern Miss 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
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