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Chris Bryan
No. 9     Green Bay Packers
Personal information
Date of birth: March 6, 1982 (1982-03-06) (age 28)
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
Undrafted in 2004
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
  • None

Chris "Bear" Bryan (born 6 March 1982) is an American football punter for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.


Australian Football League

Chris Bryan
Personal information
Birth 6 March 1982 (1982-03-06) (age 28)
Recruited from Frankston
Height and weight 197cm / 100kg
Playing career¹
Debut Round 11, 4 June 2005, Carlton vs. Sydney Swans, at Docklands (Now Telstra Dome)
Team(s) Carlton (2005-2006)

16 games, 9 goals

Collingwood (2007-2009)

46 games, 19 goals

¹ Statistics to end of 2009 season
Career highlights

A mature-aged recruit, Bryan was drafted in the sixth round (no.73 overall) by Carlton in the 2004 AFL Draft. He was 22 years old, and given a second-chance, showing enough at VFL level for both Sandringham and Frankston. He made his debut for the Carlton in Round 11, 2005 against Sydney and showed an immediate sign he was an aggressive and mobile ruckman, having 20 disposals and 17 hitouts. He played the next 11 games, with his form an issue to see him dropped for the last round. In round 21 he amazingly had zero disposals, but managed 20 hitouts, a career-high. He was the replacement of Barnaby French who was out with a foot injury.

He struggled in the 2006 season, as Dylan McLaren was recruited to fill the secondary ruck position behind French. Bryan played only five games, all towards the end of the season, but was dropped to the VFL reserves for the finals. Bryan was delisted by Carlton after two seasons.

Bryan nominated for the pre-season draft, and was taken by Collingwood at no.8 overall. He was a required player with limited ruck stocks, with Josh Fraser and Guy Richards the two key big men. Bryan made his debut for the club on ANZAC Day, where he showed his big kick to black and white fans. A week later he played his best game in his short career, having 15 touches, 9 marks and kicking 3 goals at AAMI Stadium against Adelaide to help an away win. His consistency became a problem, being in and out of the side. He was called up for an injured Fraser in the Semi-Final against West Coast, as well as the preliminary final against Geelong. He kicked a vital extra-time goal against the Eagles, but was beaten as a ruckman. He managed 12 games in his first season with his new club.

After Collingwoods season 2009 came to a close, Bryan was de-listed by the club. In late October, Bryan headed to Hawthorn to train with the Hawks in the hope that he may be drafted by the club.[1]

National Football League


Green Bay Packers

In February 2010, it was revealed Bryan is close to signing a deal with an NFL team in the United States as a punter.[2]

Bryan was signed to a three-year contract by the Green Bay Packers on March 16, 2010.[3]

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