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Gameday Guide 2017
 
CU Football BIO
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Austin Bryant
Player Profile:
Austin Bryant 2071496
Position: DE
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 265
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pavo, Ga.
High School: Thomas County Central HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Junior defensive end who has been part of Clemson's two-deep rotation at end in 2015 and 2016 ... has 51 tackles, five tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in 463 snaps over 22 games.

2016: Earned share of the defense's 12th Man Award, along with Marcus Edmond and Scott Pagano ... suffered a foot injury in August camp and missed the first six games of the season ... had 16 tackles, including three for loss and two sacks, in 244 snaps over nine games ... returned to action against NC State, tallying half of a sack in the overtime win in 27 snaps ... posted 1.5 sacks in 27 snaps at Florida State, a 37-34 Tiger victory ... posted three tackles, including half of one for loss, in victory at Wake Forest ... posted half a tackle for loss against Virginia Tech ... saw significant action in both bowl games, including 39 snaps versus Alabama when starter Clelin Ferrell went down with an injury ... broke up a pass and had a quarterback pressure in the win over the Crimson Tide.

2015: Logged significant action as a backup to both Kevin Dodd and Shaq Lawson, appearing in 13 games and 219 snaps ... had four quarterback pressures and two special teams tackles, as well as a fumble recovery ... posted five tackles in his debut against Wofford ... tallied nine stops, including one on special teams, in win over Appalachian State ... missed Georgia Tech game with an injury ... notched first career sack at NC State ... knocked down a pass and had key quarterback pressure in win over Florida State ... had half a tackle for loss against Wake Forest ... posted three tackles and a fumble recovery in the ACC Championship Game against North Carolina ... came off the bench to see 63 snaps with Shaq Lawson injured in the Capital One Orange Bowl and contributed eight tackles, including half a sack.

Before Clemson: Consensus top-20 player in Georgia ... No. 134 player and No. 15 defensive end in the nation by ESPN ... No. 149 player and No. 11 defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com ... No. 199 player and No. 12 defensive end in the nation by 247Sports.com ... AAAA all-state selection ... had 64 tackles, five sacks and three caused fumbles as a junior ... teammate of running back Adam Choice ... starter on the basketball team ... coached by Bill Shaver ... recruited by Marion Hobby and Danny Pearman.

Personal: Majoring in pre-business ... born Nov. 12, 1996.

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