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19 Ricky Bryant WR
Ricky Bryant was born on March 24, 1981 … Has two brothers … Brother Kevin played football at Michigan, and brother Donny ran track at Michigan State … Lettered in football, basketball and track at Harrison High School … Set Michigan High School career records for receiving yards (2,665) and touchdown receptions (33) … Helped team to back-to-back state championships, including a 13-0 mark as a senior and a 13-0 mark as a junior… Majored in speech communications and rhetorical studies at Hofstra.
Ricky Bryant was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2004 … Released by the Patriots (09/05/04) … Signed to Pariots practice squad (12/8/04) Re-signed by the Patriots (02/16/05) and allocated to NFL Europe for its 2005 season.
2005 NFL Europe
2005 (Hamburg Sea Devils): Bryant started the first four games of the 2005 season at wide receiver for the Hamburg Sea Devils of the NFL Europe League ... Finished with 12 receptions for 177 yards ... Through four weeks, was leading NFL Europe with four touchdown receptions before an injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season ... Hauled in a season-best 40-yard touchdown reception, and finished the game with three catches for 60 yards against the Rhein Fire in Week 3.
Was a two-year starter at Hofstra … Named to the Las Vegas All-American Bowl … Left Hofstra ranked ninth in career receptions with 127 and 10th in receiving yards with 1,690 in just two seasons … Was voted Hofstra’s Coca-Cola Football Player of the Year … Started in all 12 games as a senior and led the Pride with 60 receptions … Was second on the team with 897 yards receiving and three touchdowns … As a junior, was selected third team All-Atlantic 10 … Played in all 12 games and led the team in receiving with 67 catches for 793 yards and four touchdowns … Prior to Hofstra, attended Ohio State University for two-and-a-half years … In 2001, played in 12 games and had six receptions for 69 yards … As a freshman, played in 10 of 12 games and caught three passes for 66 yards.