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Dez Bryant
Oklahoma State CowboysNo. 1
Wide receiver Junior
Major: Education
Date of birth: November 4, 1988 (1988-11-04) (age 21)
Place of birth: Lufkin, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career history
High school: Lufkin High School,
Lufkin, Texas
 College(s):
Bowl games
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com

Dez Bryant (born November 4, 1988 in Lufkin, Texas) is an American football wide receiver who is currently under suspension but still a member of the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He received a small amount of Heisman consideration in 2008,[1][2] and is considered one of the top prospects in the 2010 NFL Draft.[3] Additionally, he is 2008 Wide Receiver Trophy Recipient of the College Football Performance Awards.[4]

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Early years

Bryant attended Lufkin High School in Lufkin, Texas. As a senior he was a member of the Texas Football Super Team first-team and was All-state selection after recording 53 receptions for 1,207 yards with 21 touchdowns.

College career

Bryant chose to play college football at Oklahoma State over LSU, Nebraska, and Arkansas. As a freshman in 2007 he finished second on the team with 43 receptions for 622 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games. In a game against Kansas he set an OSU record for receiving yards in a game by a freshman with 155. Bryant had a great performance in the 2007 Insight Bowl, recording nine receptions for 117 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-33 win against the Indiana Hoosiers.

Bryant finished the 2008 season for the Cowboys with 87 receptions for 1,480 yards and 19 touchdowns. As a result, he was named 2008 Wide Receiver Trophy Recipient by the College Football Performance Awards.[5][6] He also returned 2 punts for touchdowns. Bryant was ruled ineligible for the rest of the 2009 season on October 7 for violating an NCAA bylaw. He failed to fully disclose his interaction with Deion Sanders, a former NFL player, to the NCAA. He was considered the best receiver in 2009 and a possible Heisman contender before the suspension.[7]

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College awards and honors

Professional career

2010 NFL Draft

On November 5, 2009, Bryant announced his intentions to enter the 2010 NFL Draft.[17] He is widely believed to be one of the best wide receivers available in the draft.[18]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6′2″ 225 lb 34 in. 9¾ in.
All values from NFL Combine[19]

References

  1. ^ Film room secrets of WRs Crabtree and Bryant
  2. ^ 2008 Heisman Watch
  3. ^ "2011 NFL Draft WR ranking", CBS Sports, http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/TSX/2011_WR, retrieved February 8, 2010 
  4. ^ http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/article.aspx?tab=osu&subjectID=93&articleid=20090419_93_B4_Bryant764973, Accessed 2 January 2010.
  5. ^ http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/article.aspx?tab=osu&subjectID=93&articleid=20090419_93_B4_Bryant764973, Accessed 2 January 2010.
  6. ^ http://collegefootballperformance.com/offensive-awards/wide-receiver/, Accessed 2 January 2010.
  7. ^ Schad, Joe (October 8, 2009), "Dez Bryant, wide receiver for Oklahoma State Cowboys, ruled ineligible for NCAA bylaw violation", ESPN.com, http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4540282 
  8. ^ http://www.okstate.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/091409aaa.html, Accessed 2 January 2010.
  9. ^ http://www.newsok.com/osu-notebook-coach-mike-gundy-says-running-back-kendall-hunter-is-doubtful/article/3401023, Accessed 2 January 2010.
  10. ^ http://www.okstate.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/060909aaa.html, Accessed 2 January 2010.
  11. ^ http://collegefootballperformance.com/offensive-awards/wide-receiver/, Accessed 2 January 2010.
  12. ^ http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/article.aspx?tab=osu&subjectID=93&articleid=20090419_93_B4_Bryant764973, Accessed 2 January 2010.
  13. ^ "Texas Tech's Harrell Headlines 2008 AFCA Coaches’ All-America Team". http://www.afca.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9300&ATCLID=3627599. 
  14. ^ "2008 Walter Camp All-American Team Announced". http://waltercamp.org/index.php/news/2008_walter_camp_all_american_team_announced/. 
  15. ^ Sporting News' college football All-American First Team
  16. ^ "SI.com's 2008 All-Americans". http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/ncaa/12/15/all.americans/?cnn=yes. 
  17. ^ Schad, Joe (November 6, 2009), "Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant will enter NFL draft", ESPN.com, http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4627936 
  18. ^ Pauline, Tony (October 22, 2009), "2010 NFL Draft: Top 50 prospects", SI.com, http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/10/21/draft.prospects/index.html .
  19. ^ "Dez Bryant Combine Profile", NFL.com, http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/dez-bryant?id=497278, retrieved February 27, 2010 .

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