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Tre Bryant
Player Profile:
Tre Bryant 2674684
Position: I Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 200
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Christian Brothers College
Major: Undeclared

Honors & Awards
» 2016 Nebraska Newcomer of the Year
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)


2017 Outlook
Sophomore Tre Bryant is one of three I-backs who will bring extensive game experience to the Nebraska backfield in 2017. The group of Bryant and juniors Devine Ozigbo and Mikale Wilbon will be the leading contenders to fill the void left by Terrell Newby, who completed his eligibility after starting the past two seasons. Bryant, a St. Louis native, had an outstanding first season with the Huskers, contributing in the running game and serving as Nebraska's top kickoff returner.

Bryant was Nebraska’s fourth-leading rusher in 2016, and he ranked fourth in the Big Ten in kickoff return average. His work as a true freshman earned Bryant Nebraska's Newcomer-of-the-Year award. The 5-11, 200-pound Bryant has shown the ability to be an effective runner both inside and outside and also has pass-catching ability out of the backfield.

2016 (Freshman)
Bryant was one of five NU true freshman to play in 2016, and he played in all 12 regular-season games, before missing the bowl game with a leg injury. Bryant had 43 carries for 172 yards and a touchdown, while adding eight catches for 56 yards and a touchdown. As a kickoff returner, Bryant has 23 returns for 508 yards and his average of 22.1 yards per return ranked fourth in the Big Ten. His 508 kickoff return yards were the 10th-most in Nebraska history. 

Bryant had 36 rushing yards and his first career touchdown in the opener against Fresno State. He added 34 rushing yards on seven carries against Wyoming. His work increased in the final three games of the regular season. Against Minnesota, Bryant had a 35-yard touchdown reception on a fourth down play in the second quarter to give Nebraska a 10-7 lead. A week later he had season highs with 13 carries for 56 yards in a 28-7 victory over Maryland. Bryant led the Huskers in both carries (11) and rushing yards (41) at Iowa. He also tied for the lead in receptions against the Hawkeyes, grabbing a career-high four receptions. 

In the return game, Bryant had at least 50 return yards three times on the season. He had a season-long 59-yard return to open the second half against Purdue, Nebraska's longest kickoff return in two seasons. He had 62 return yards at Indiana and a season-high 124 return yards at Ohio State. 

Before Nebraska (Christian Brothers College HS)
Bryant was a standout at Christian Brothers College High in Missouri since his freshman year, helping his team rank among the state’s best. As a senior, Bryant rushed for 1,331 yards and 30 touchdowns, while averaging 10.4 yards per carry. He also had 287 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns, and scored on a 98-yard kickoff return. Bryant’s play helped Coach Scott Pingel’s team to a 13-1 record and a runner-up finish in the Missouri Class 6 playoffs. Bryant rushed for 186 yards and three touchdowns against Blue Springs South in the state title game.

Bryant was an AP first-team all-state selection in Missouri and was also named to the USA Today Missouri all-state team. He was the Class 6 Offensive Player of the Year and was the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Offensive Player of the Year in the metro area.  

During his junior season, Bryant helped the Cadets to a perfect 15-0 record and the Class 6 state title. Bryant rushed for 1,072 yards, while averaging 9.9 yards per carry and scoring 21 rushing touchdowns. He was a second-team all-metro selection by the Post-Dispatch as a utility player during his junior season. Bryant also saw significant action for Christian Brothers as both a sophomore and freshman.

Bryant was the No. 2 player in Missouri, was the nation’s No. 256 overall prospect and No. 7 running back by 247 Sports. He was also ranked among the top 10 players in the state by ESPN and was listed as the top running back in Missouri by Scout.com. Bryant also competed in track and field at Christian Brothers.

Bryant also visited Kansas State and Minnesota, and had numerous other offers including Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Northwestern, Syracuse and Vanderbilt.

Personal
Bryant was born on Oct. 6, 1997, and is the son of Laondria Crawford and Tracey Bryant. He is majoring in community health and wellness. He earned a spot on the Tom Osborne and Brook Berringer Citizenship Teams in 2017. He volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes and local hospital visits.

Bryant's Career Statistics

Year

G/S

Att.

Net

Y/A

Y/G

Long

TDs

2016 12/0

43

172

4.0

14.3

22 vs. Maryland

1
Totals 12/0

43

172

4.0

14.3

22 vs. Maryland

1

Receiving: 8 receptions, 56 yards, 7.0 ypc, 35-yard TD vs. Minnesota
Kickoff Returns: 23 returns, 508 yards, 22.1 yards per return, long-59 vs. Purdue

Single-Game Highs

» Rushes – 13 vs. Maryland (2016)
» Rushing Yards – 56 vs. Maryland (2016)
» Rushing Touchdowns – 1 vs. Fresno State (2016)
» Receiving Touchdowns – 1 vs. Minnesota (2016)
» Kickoff Return Yards  – 124 at Ohio State (2016)

 

 

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