2 Christian Bryant

Christian Bryant Ohio State
usaUnited States
Cleveland, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Post-OSU Update: Christian Bryant was selected in the seventh round (241st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Saint Louis Rams. Bryant served on the Rams practice squad in 2014 and 2015, but saw regular season action in nine NFL games in 2015. He played an additional three games with the Cardinals in 2016, making two tackles. (updated: Oct. 2023)

Major: Sociology (2013), African-American & African Studies (2012), Undeclared (2010-11)

Weight: 190 (2011-13), 178 (2010)

2013 Media Guide: Christian Bryant is part of a hard-hitting trio of returning starters in the secondary for the Buckeyes … a true senior, Bryant has played in 31 games and has started 22 times, including all 12 games as a junior when the Buckeyes went 12-0 and were the No. 3 ranked team in the nation … Christian has been the second- and third-leading tackler on the team the past two years (2012 and 2011, respectively) and his 149 career tackles represent the second-highest total on the team … his 21 career pass break-ups also rank second among current Buckeyes, as do his three forced fumbles … he is coming off a fine junior campaign that saw him earn second-team all-Big Ten Conference honors … his 70 tackles trailed only Ryan Shazier’s 115, and his 13 passes defended (12 PBUs and one interception) ranked sixth in the Big Ten … he had five-or-more tackles in nine games last season, including a season-high nine vs. Nebraska … recorded his first career interception against California, with 1:22 left to play, that capped the Buckeyes’ 35-28 win … he had a career-best three pass break-ups in the win over Indiana.

2012 Media Guide: Christian brings a physical presence to the field every game … this true junior
played in 12 games during the 2011 season, missing only the Michigan game with a shoulder injury,
and he started nine times … he is experienced with 19 games and 10 starts, and he has 78 career tackles – a total that is fifth-most on the team – and nine passes defended.

2011: Christian 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 … he was tied for second among Buckeyes in passes defended … he was also third with 68 tackles, a figure that included a career-high 10 vs. Nebraska and nine vs. both Michigan State and Purdue.

2011 Media Guide: Safety who made great strides as a true freshman before an infection sidelined him.

2010: earned a spot in the nickel package … also saw significant action on the special units … 5 solo tackles at Illinois after an injury to Tyler Moeller … first start came vs. Indiana … missed the Purdue game with an infected foot that required season-ending surgery … did return to action for the Sugar Bowl … Rivals Big Ten all-freshman team … first-year letterman.

High School: All-Ohio defender from Cleveland Glenville … Senate conference offensive player of
year for Coach Ted Ginn Sr. playing quarterback, tailback, reciever, kicker and punter … 82 tackles, five interceptions (two for TD) for the 13-2 Tarblooders … Archie Griffin and Blue Chip awards … U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Ohio All-Star Classic … Cleveland Plain Dealer all-star … also ran track … honor roll student.

Personal: Son of Tonya Ellis and Ronnie Bryant.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2010Ohio State71107300000000100
2011Ohio State12968392900001000800
2012Ohio State12127036340.5100211381200
2013Ohio State5NA22111100000010200