Fernando Bryant
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-03-26) March 26, 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth: Albany, Georgia
Career information
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Debuted in 1999 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2008 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x Second-team All-SEC (1996-1997)
  • Consensus Firs-team All-SEC (1998)
  • Consensus All-Rookie (1999)
  • Super Bowl Champion (XLIII)
Tackles     580
Interceptions     7
Fumble recoveries     7
Stats at

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.

Early yearsEdit

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.

College careerEdit

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

Professional careerEdit

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

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.

Detroit LionsEdit

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

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

On November 11, 2008 Bryant was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers where he was reunited with college team-mate Deshea Townsend.[1]

On June 23, 2009 his agent Drew Rosenhaus announced that Bryant had decided to retire.[2]


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