UCLA - This youngster figures to compete for playing time at defensive end during the 2011 season.
2010 - Bryant was sidelined by shoulder surgery and did not see game action in his first year in the program and has four years of eligibility remaining.
HIGH SCHOOL - Earned three letters in football as a tight end and defensive end at Columbus, OH Brookhaven HS ... Ranked No. 34 among strongside defensive ends by rivals.com ... SuperPrep All-Midwest (No. 60 prospect) ... Rated No. 85 defensive end by ESPN.com ... No. 86 defensive end as selected by scout.com ... Earned three stars from scout.com and rivals.com ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... Rated No. 36 player in Ohio by scout.com and No. 39 by rivals.com ... As a senior, he was credited with 101 tackles, including 19.5 sacks while helping team to 10-3 record ... Named first-team All-Metro, All-City, All-District and All-State ... Recorded 85 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior ... Also lettered three seasons in basketball and two seasons in track and field - hurdles, 400m, 800m events.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Derrick Isaiah Bryant ... Born: April 13, 1992 in Columbus, OH ... Parents: Lorenzo Bryant and Joleata Howell ... Has an older brother, Josh ... Dad played college basketball ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as advancing to the playoffs during his senior season ... Former NBA standout Michael Jordan is his favorite athlete ... Hobbies include basketball, hanging out with friends and working out ... Also likes to cook ... Undeclared major.