PRO (0-0/0-0): Wide receiver Martavis Bryant was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.COLLEGE CAREER NOTES
PRO (0-0/0-0): Wide Receiver Martavis Bryant was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
COLLEGE CAREER NOTES:
Wide receiver Martavis Bryant started 13 games, appearing in a total of 37 contests during his Clemson career…Caught 61 passes for 1,354 yards (22.20 ypc) and 13 touchdowns, adding 338 yards on 17 kickoff returns (19.88 ypc) and 17 yards on a reverse…His receiving average of 22.20 yards topped the previous NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and Atlantic Coast Conference record of 21.96 yards by Herman Moore of Virginia (114 for 2,504 yards; 1988-90)…Also set the school career-record for yards gained per reception, joining tight end Joe Blalock (20.34 ypc; 38 for 773; 1939-41) and flanker Gary Cooper (20.145 ypc; 79 for 1,592; 1985-89) as the only Tigers to average at least 20 yards per catch…His 13 scoring grabs are tied for 10th on the school career-record list…Teamed with Sammy Watkins in 2013 to combine for 143 receptions for 2,292 yards (16.03 ypc) and 19 touchdowns...The only ACC tandem to register more receiving yards in the same season were North Carolina State’s Torry Holt (1,604) and Chris Coleman (876), who totaled 2,480 yards in 1998.
PERSONAL: Prepped at Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.), playing football for head coach Troy Davis…was the top receiver for an offense that was quarterbacked by Doug Williams, Jr., the son of the former Super Bowl Champion…had five catches for 174 yards and two touchdowns in his first game, including touchdown catches from Williams that were 60 and 74 yards…attended T.L. Hanna High School (Calhoun Falls, S.C.), playing football for head coach Kenya Fouch…rated the third-best player in the nation by 247Sports.com during his senior season…member of the MaxPreps.com Top 100 List…rated 43rd by ESPN on their national recruit chart and Rivals.com regarded him as the nation’s 10th-best wide receiver…Scout.com ranked him ninth among the state of South Carolina’s high school prospects…rated ninth in the state by the Charlotte Observer…had 70 receptions for 722 yards and 11 touchdowns during his final campaign…played in the Shrine Bowl and U.S. Army All-American game after receiving first-team all-state honors from The State and the High School Sports Report as a senior in 2009…recorded 44 receptions for 776 yards and six touchdowns, adding 13 kickoff returns for 348 yards and a touchdown during his junior season…moved into the starting lineup during his sophomore season, producing 47 catches for 803 yards, eight kickoff returns for 208 yards, and eight punt returns for 107 yards…son of Roberta Bryant…Full name: Martavis Alexander Bryant.
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