Bryant with the Rams in 2016
|Born:||March 21, 1992|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||198 lb (90 kg)|
|High school:||Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio)|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 241|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
Christian Bryant (born March 21, 1992) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.
Bryant was pressed into safety duty as a true freshman in 2010 because of an injury to Tyler Moeller, but a foot issue kept him out of five games later in the season. He played in all 12 games in 2011, started nine times while battling through a shoulder issue that finally caused him to miss the regular season finale at Michigan. Ranked in a tie for third in the Big Ten with eight pass break-ups, and his eight total passes defended (PBUs and INTs) ranked 13th in the league. Was tied for second among Buckeyes in passes defended and was also third on the team with 68 tackles. Bryant had a fine junior campaign in 2012 that saw him earn second-team all-Big Ten Conference honors. His 70 tackles trailed only teammate Ryan Shazier's 115, and his 13 passes defended (12 PBUs and one interception) ranked sixth in the Big Ten.
St. Louis Rams
Bryant was waived for final roster cuts before the start of the 2015 season, but was signed to the practice squad on September 6, 2015. On October 2, he was promoted to the active roster. He was waived on October 23, 2015. He re-signed with the Rams four days later.
On September 3, 2016, Bryant was waived by the Rams as part of final roster cuts.
On October 4, 2016, Bryant was signed to the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on November 1, 2016. He was released by the Cardinals on November 28, 2016.
New York Giants
On November 30, 2016, Bryant was signed to the Giants' practice squad.
Arizona Cardinals (second stint)
In 2018, Bryant signed with the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football for the 2019 season. He was waived before the start of the regular season, but was re-signed on February 19, 2019. He was waived again on March 4, 2019. He was added to the team's rights list and re-signed to a contract on April 1, 2019. The league ceased operations in April 2019.
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