Fernando Antoneyo Bryant (born March 26, 1977 in Albany, Georgia) is a former American football cornerback of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars 26th overall in the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama.
Bryant was also a member of the Detroit Lions, New England Patriots, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bryant attended Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and starred in football as a wide receiver/defensive back and in track as a sprinter. In football, as a senior, he garnered All American honors, and finished the year with six interceptions and 82 tackles on defense, and 48 receptions on offense.
At the University of Alabama, Bryant was an All-SEC second team selection in 1996 and 1997, as well as an All-SEC first team selection in 1998 and nicknamed TWO-FIVE
Bryant was drafted in the first round (26th overall) in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He spent five years with the Jaguars.
Bryant was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Lions in 2004. On February 25, 2008, the Lions released Bryant.
New England PatriotsEdit
On March 20, 2008 he signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, he was cut by the team on August 30, 2008
On November 11, 2008 Bryant was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers where he was reunited with college team-mate Deshea Townsend.
On June 23, 2009 his agent Drew Rosenhaus announced that Bryant had decided to retire.