Darien Bryant - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#44 Darien Bryant


Height 6'4"
Weight 230
Hometown Pickerington, Ohio
High School Pickerington North

Bryant saw action in three games as a reserve defensive end… Did not register any defense statistics in limited roles against Austin Peay, UMass and UAB.

Saw action in nine games in first season as contributor… Utilized in passing situations as rush end… Enjoyed most action early in season when coaches rotated five DEs… Ended season with pair of tackles, including a quarterback sack in victory over Presbyterian.

Bryant did not play as a true freshman, working as a defensive end and tight end at practice.

High School
Started as TE and DE as a senior at Pickerington North after lettering two years at nearby Reynoldsburg HS… Ranks among top TEs in Ohio… Playing in eight games as a senior, continued 46 total tackles, seven QB sacks, 14 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and an INT as DE… Posted 18 receptions for 248 yards and a TD as TE, helping to lead the Panthers to 6-4 record… Named first team all-conference and honorable mention All-State as senior… Played varsity hockey as sophomore and junior at Reynoldsburg.

Darien Anthony Bryant… Son of Kristin Bryant… Raised in the Columbus area… Mom is an attorney… Has three sisters, Kessiah Uphold, Ashley Uphold and Jessika Bane.