Desmond Demond Bryant was born on November 4,1988 and is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League.
57 Facts About Dez Bryant
Dez Bryant played college football for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, earning All-American honors in 2008.
Dez Bryant was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, where he earned three Pro Bowl berths and was named an All-Pro in 2014.
Desmond Demond Dez Bryant was born on Galveston Island at The University of Texas Medical Branch on November 4,1988.
Dez Bryant was named an All-American by Parade and SuperPrep.
Dez Bryant competed in track and field and was one of the state's top competitors in the triple jump.
Dez Bryant attended Oklahoma State University from 2007 to 2009 and was a member of the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team coached by Mike Gundy.
Dez Bryant finished the 2008 season with 87 receptions for 1,480 receiving yards and 19 receiving touchdowns, including two punt returns for touchdowns.
Dez Bryant was ruled ineligible for the rest of the 2009 season on October 7 for violating an NCAA bylaw.
Dez Bryant failed to fully disclose his interaction with Deion Sanders, a former NFL player, to the NCAA.
Dez Bryant was considered the best wide receiver in 2009 and a possible Heisman Trophy contender before the suspension.
On November 5,2009, Dez Bryant announced his intentions to enter the 2010 NFL Draft.
Dez Bryant was widely believed to be the best wide receiver available.
Dez Bryant was signed by the Cowboys to a contract very similar to that of Vikings' wide receiver Percy Harvin on July 22,2010.
On November 15, Dez Bryant caught three passes for 104 yards and one touchdown, to become the first Cowboys rookie with a 100+ yard game since Antonio Dez Bryant in 2002.
Dez Bryant was placed on the injured reserve list and had surgery on the fractured ankle.
Dez Bryant left the game with one catch for 14 yards and a 35.7-yard average on three kickoff returns.
Dez Bryant finished his rookie season with 45 receptions for 561 yards and six receiving touchdowns.
Dez Bryant became the first Cowboys rookie to have multiple punt returns for a touchdown in the same season since Kevin Williams in 1993.
Dez Bryant was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team for the 2010 season.
In Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns, Dez Bryant had 12 catches for a then-career-high 145 yards.
Dez Bryant's 224 receiving yards were the fourth most in franchise history for a single game at the time.
Dez Bryant finished the 2012 season with 92 receptions for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns; these ranked 10th, sixth, and third, respectively, among all receivers.
Dez Bryant suffered from several injuries throughout the second half of the season.
Dez Bryant was ranked 35th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2013.
Dez Bryant started all 16 games and finished the season with 93 catches and 13 touchdowns, both career highs, and 1,233 receiving yards.
Dez Bryant was ranked 25th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.
Dez Bryant caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns, the latter of which led the NFL and broke Terrell Owens' franchise record of 15 touchdown receptions.
However, over the next six weeks, the offense improved as they won six straight games and Dez Bryant was dominant over the stretch, catching 41 passes for 535 yards and four touchdowns.
Dez Bryant had five catches for 45 yards and two touchdowns during this stretch.
Romo returned the following week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Dez Bryant's production increased when he caught six passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the second quarter alone, making this the most productive quarter of his career.
Dez Bryant was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 15.
Dez Bryant finished with 88 receptions for 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns.
The Cowboys made the playoffs for the first time since 2009 and Dez Bryant played in his first playoff game, against the Detroit Lions.
Dez Bryant said after the game that he believed it was a catch without a doubt, and wanted to know why his catch was overturned.
Limited to nine games in the 2015 season, Dez Bryant had 31 receptions for 401 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Dez Bryant was ranked 51st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
Dez Bryant started the 2016 season with a new starting quarterback in Dak Prescott as Tony Romo suffered a back injury in the preseason.
Dez Bryant suffered a hairline fracture in his knee in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears, forcing him to miss extended time.
Dez Bryant returned in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Dez Bryant was named to the Pro Bowl for the third time in his career, replacing Julio Jones, who could not participate due to the Atlanta Falcons advancing to Super Bowl LI.
Dez Bryant was ranked 60th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.
Dez Bryant started the 2017 season scoring a touchdown in four of the team's first six games.
On November 7,2018, nine weeks into the 2018 season, Dez Bryant agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the New Orleans Saints.
Two days after signing with the Saints, Dez Bryant tore his Achilles tendon during team practice.
Dez Bryant was placed on injured reserve the following day, ending his season without playing a single game with the Saints.
In October 2019, Dez Bryant stated that he was going to rehabilitate and train during the 2019 season.
Dez Bryant said he did not plan on retiring and wanted to return to play football in 2019, but did not sign with a team.
Dez Bryant finished the 2020 regular season with six receptions for 47 yards and two touchdowns.
Dez Bryant had a troubled upbringing, born to a 13-year-old mother, Angela, who was arrested for dealing crack cocaine when Dez Bryant was eight years old.
Dez Bryant went on to live in eight different homes while attending Lufkin High School.
Dez Bryant was sued in March 2011 for $861,350 for legal fees and the cost of jewelry, which he acquired on credit while a student athlete.
On July 16,2012, Dez Bryant was arrested on a class A misdemeanor domestic violence charge for allegedly striking his biological mother, Angela Dez Bryant.
In March 2013, Dez Bryant spoke at an event for Dallas Men Against Abuse.
On June 22,2016, Dez Bryant was sued by Texas state senator Royce West for damaging a rented house in DeSoto, Texas.