BIOGRAPHY
1   Dez Bryant
Dez Bryant
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lufkin, Texas

High School:
Lufkin

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220

Position:
WR


10/06/2014

Hill Named CFPA Kickoff Returner Performer of the Week

Cowboy returner received national recognition.

Walter Camp Foundation First Team All-America
American Football Coaches First-Team All-America
Associated Press First Team All-America
The Sporting News First Team All-America
First-Team All-Big 12
Biletnikoff Award Finalist
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year

2008 Final Stats At A Glance:
Second nationally with 19 touchdown receptions
Third nationally with 113.9 receiving yards per game
Third nationally with 17.94 yards per punt return
Second nationally with 9.69 points per game

Already one of the most decorated players in OSU history with just two seasons under his belt ... A consensus All-America selection in 2008 as a receiver and the Big 12 special teams player of the year ... Ranked among the top three nationally in four major categories and was among the top 25 in six categories ... Joins teammate Kendall Hunter as OSU's first sophomore All-America position players since Thurman Thomas in 1985 ... Enters his junior season No. 14 all-time at OSU in scoring (164 points), No. 5 all-time in receiving yards (2,102), No. 4 all-time in receptions (130), and No. 3 all-time at OSU in touchdown catches (25) ... Is third all-time at OSU with eight 100-yard receiving games ... Has a pair of 200-yard receiving games to tie a school record in that category ... A second-team freshman All-America selection by Rivals in 2007 ... Finalist for the Biletnikoff Award ... Has scored 27 career touchdowns in 25 career games ... A second-team academic all-Big 12 selection ... Averaged 17 yards per reception in 2008 and has a career average of 16.2 yards on his 130 catches.

2008 (Sophomore): Accumulated a dizzying array of statistics with big play after big play ... Ended the season as the Big 12 statistical champion in receiving yards per game (113.9), scoring (9.69 ppg), touchdown receptions (19), punt returns (17.9 per try), and punt return touchdowns (two) ... His sophomore season included OSU's second best mark in receiving yards (1,480), a new school record with 19 touchdown receptions, the second best scoring season in OSU history with 128 points (trailing only Barry Sanders' NCAA record of 234 points set in 1988), the second best single-season total in catches (87), and a new Holiday Bowl record with 167 receiving yards in three quarters of play due to injury ... First time he touched the ball in 2008 (and on his first career return) resulted in a 42-yard punt return at Washington State ... Put on a display against Houston with 311 all-purpose yards ... Had 236 receiving yards against Houston for the second best total in OSU history and the second best receiving game in the country in 2008 ... Also had a 71-yard punt return for a score against Houston and was named Walter Camp national player of the week as well as Big 12 offensive player of the week for his efforts .... Was the Big 12 special teams player of the week after returning a punt 78 yards for a score against Texas A&M ... Had 11 catches for 212 yards with two scores against Baylor for the 10th best game in the country in 2008 ... Had a routine six catches for 118 yards and three touchdowns against Troy and five catches for 106 yards with three TDs against Texas A&M ... Put on another display with nine catches for 171 yards with a career-best four touchdowns against Iowa State ... Included in that total was an 80-yard touchdown - the sixth longest pass play in OSU history .... Had a 47-yard reception at No. 2 Texas Tech as part of an 86-yard night ... Had seven catches for 90 yards at Washington State, seven receptions for 47 yards at Missouri and six catches for 74 yards at Texas ... Caught four passes for 82 yards with a 29-yard TD grab at Colorado ... Against Oklahoma, he scored 14 points (two TD grabs and a two-point conversion) on six catches covering 91 yards ... Had TD catches in eight of the 13 games ... His Holiday Bowl record in yardage (167) came on 13 catches and included a 33-yard touchdown ... His season included 22 receptions that have been at least 20 yards in length.

2007 (Freshman): Had 100-yard receiving games against Kansas and Indiana ... Finished second on the team with 43 catches covering 622 receiving yards in 12 games (did not play against Florida Atlantic) ... Was second on the team with six TD receptions and averaged 14.5 yards per catch ... Exploded against Kansas, establishing an OSU freshman record with 155 receiving yards... Outjumped a Kansas defender to bring in an 18-yard touchdown pass for the Cowboys' first score against the undefeated Jayhawks ... Caught eight passes against KU, including a 39-yarder ... Ended the season with an outstanding bowl performance ... Had nine catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Indiana ... Had TD grabs covering 24 and 11 yards and set up another score with a 30-yard reception ... Posted solid numbers against Texas with four catches for 79 yards ... First career reception was an eight-yard hookup with Bobby Reid in the season opener at Georgia ... Recorded three receptions for 67 yards (22.3 yards per catch), including a 27-yard reception, at Troy ... Credited with five catches for 51 yards, highlighted by a five-yard touchdown pass from Zac Robinson, for the first score of his career in the win over Texas Tech ... Made a pair of catches for 20 yards in the Cowboys' 39-3 win over Sam Houston State ... Caught a pass for seven yards at Texas A&M ... Hauled in two touchdown passes in the Cowboys' dramatic 41-39 win over No. 25 Kansas State ... Made three catches for 37 yards to go with his two scores against the Wildcats ... Out-jumped a KSU defender in the end zone for the first of his two touchdowns, then roughhoused his way through a series of Wildcat defenders on a 9-yard screen pass for his second TD grab ... Led OSU with five catches for 69 yards at OU.

High School: A SuperPrep and Parade All-American ... Listed by SuperPrep as the country's No. 7 receiving prospect ... A consensus national top 100 prospect ... Ranked as America's 29th best player by ESPN.com ... Played on a state championship team at Lufkin ... Participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Game ... Scout.com ranked Bryant as the No. 13 receiver in the
country and the 22nd best prospect in Texas ... The Rivals service ranked him the No. 54 player in the country, the nation's ninth-best receiving prospect and as the No. 12 player in Texas ... PrepStar placed him among America's top 100 players and as the nation's ninth-best receiving prospect ... The Sporting News considered him the No. 54 prospect in the southwest ... Dallas
Morning News listed him as the No. 75 player in America ... Member of the Texas Football Super Team first-team ... All-state selection ... Senior season stats included 53 receptions for 1,207 yards with 21 touchdowns ... Caught 48 passes for 1,025 yards as a junior with 16 touchdowns ... Scored 41 touchdowns in 31 career games ... Just OSU's fourth Parade All-American since 1985.

Personal: Had his choice of schools, including LSU, Nebraska, OU and Arkansas ... An education major.

Bryant's Career Receiving Stats
Year.......... G........ Rec........... Yds............. Avg............ TD.......... Long...... Avg./G
2007....... 12........ 43........... 622........... 14.5............ 6............. 39.......... 51.8
2008....... 13........ 87.......... 1480.......... 17.0.......... 19............ 80......... 113.8
Career.... 25....... 130........ 2102.......... 16.2.......... 25............ 80.......... 84.1

Bryant's Career Special Teams Stats
Year......... KR....... Yds....... Avg.......... TD....... Long............ PR........ Yds........... Avg......... TD........ Long
2007........ 0.......... 0......... 0.0........... 0............ 0................ 2.......... 15............ 7.5........... 0............. 9
2008........ 4........ 100..... 25.0.......... 0.......... 33.............. 17........ 305......... 17.9......... 2........... 78
Career...... 4........ 100..... 25.0.......... 0.......... 33.............. 19........ 320......... 16.8......... 2........... 78

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