|Date of birth:September 29, 1987|
|Place of birth: Lawton, Oklahoma|
|Undrafted in 2010|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Dallas Cowboys ( 2010)*|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* All-Freshman Conference USA team (2006)|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2013|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Bryan McCann (born September 29, 1987) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Southern Methodist University.
- 1 Early years
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 References
- 5 External links
McCann was born in Lawton, Oklahoma and attended Putnam City High School, where he lettered in football, basketball and track. As a senior, he was rated as the 20th-best player in Oklahoma (Rivals.com), but broke his left leg and was only able to play in 3 games, managing to help his team finish a 10-2 season and reach the state quarterfinals. He turned down offers to play for Oklahoma State, Stanford, Northwestern, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UAB, and Rice, choosing to play for Southern Methodist University instead.
McCann was an All-Freshman Conference USA selection, after having 38 tackles, 4 passes defensed, one interception and appearing in 11 games, starting three of the last four. He was the co-winner of the James Bradley "New Mustang" award for consistent play, along with Emmanuel Sanders and Justin Willis. The next year, he started all 12 games, posting 59 tackles, 7 passes defensed and 4 interceptions, while playing at both corner and safety.
As a junior, he started 11 games, registering 35 tackles, 3 interceptions, one sack and 6 punt returns for 31 yards. As a senior, he had 54 tackles, 3 interceptions and 34 kickoff returns for 824 yards.
Dallas Cowboys (First stint)
Baltimore Ravens (First stint)
Dallas Cowboys (Second stint)
In his second NFL game, he recorded his first career interception on November 14, 2010 against the New York Giants, picking off Eli Manning after Hakeem Nicks stopped short on an intended slant route. The interception was returned for a 101-yard touchdown. It broke the Cowboys record of 100-yards once held by Mike Gaechter. McCann’s 101-yard return tied Amos Marsh (101-yard kickoff return) and Ike Thomas (101-yard kickoff return) for the second-longest play in Cowboys history. The longest play belongs to Alexander Wright (102-yard kickoff return). He also became the second rookie in the Super Bowl era to score on a 100-plus yard interception return, the other one was Louis Delmas. For his efforts, he was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
The next game against the Detroit Lions on November 21, he grabbed a batted-down punt and returned it for a 97-yard touchdown, which was the second longest punt return in franchise history; only Dennis Morgan’s 98-yard return in 1974 was longer. With this touchdown McCann became the first rookie in NFL history to score a touchdown of 97+ yards in consecutive weeks. For his efforts his was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week and the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week. He was also the first player in franchise history to win Player of the Week honors in two different categories in the same season, and the first since Troy Aikman, in 1993, to win it in consecutive weeks.
Baltimore Ravens (Second stint)
|Year||Team||GP||COMB||TOTAL||AST||SACK||FF||FR||FR YDS||INT||IR YDS||AVG IR||LNG||TD||PD|
- GP: games played
- COMB: combined tackles
- TOTAL: total tackles
- AST: assisted tackles
- SACK: sacks
- FF: forced fumbles
- FR: fumble recoveries
- FR YDS: fumble return yards
- INT: interceptions
- IR YDS: interception return yards
- AVG IR: average interception return
- LNG: longest interception return
- TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
- PD: passes defensed
- "This Season's #9: Bryan McCann". Scout.com. April 25, 2010. http://www.scout.com/college/southern-methodist/story/892783-this-season-s-9-bryan-mccann?s=357. Retrieved July 15, 2010.
- "Cowboy Up!". SMU.com. April 25, 2010. http://www.smumustangs.com/news/2010/4/26/Cowboy_Up_.aspx. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
- "Despite Big-Play History, McCann Cut". Dallascowboys.com. September 20, 2011. http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/2011/09/20/despite-big-play-history-mccann-cut. Retrieved July 15, 2010.
- "Arizona Cardinals Re-sign Defensive Back Bryan McCann". http://www.sportsmedia101.com/arizonacardinals/2014/03/19/arizona-cardinals-re-sign-defensive-back-bryan-mccann/. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
- "Cardinals Cut To 53". http://www.azcardinals.com/news-and-events/article-2/Cardinals-Cut-To-53/552f8ee4-1e2a-4da1-b6a7-3e4f0a52e2d2. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
- Walker, Andrew (August 5, 2015). "Redskins Sign Cornerbacks McCann, Hoskey". Redskins.com. http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/article-1/Redskins-Sign-Cornerbacks-McCann-Hoskey/53227702-9e06-4f83-819a-9c5891a01534. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
- Keim, John (August 31, 2015). "Washington Redskins cut 13 players, including Willie Smith". ESPN.com. http://www.espn.com/blog/washington-redskins/post/_/id/19471/washington-redskins-cut-13-players-including-willie-smith. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
- "Bryan McCann Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. http://www.espn.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/13609/bryan-mccann. Retrieved May 13, 2015.