Football

TyBryant

  • position Defensive Back
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 187
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Lexington, Ky.
  • High school Frederick Douglass

2023 – Freshman
• Played in all 13 games with three starts
• Saw his first collegiate start vs. Tennessee and also started at Mississippi State and vs. Alabama
• Totaled 40 tackles and a pass breakup
• Got a career-high 12 tackles vs. the Vols, tied for the most tackles in a single game for a Wildcat this season … Marked his first game with double digits
• Followed that performance with eight tackles in the win over Mississippi State and also led UK with eight tackles against Alabama
• Named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week for his performance against the Bulldogs
• Dean’s List (Fall 2023)
• SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

High School
• Rated a consensus three-star recruit by all of the major recruiting sites
• Named the 2022 Paul Hornung Award winner as Kentucky’s top prep player
• A versatile performer who saw action at defensive back, wide receiver, punt returner, kick returner, gunner on punts and placekick holder
• Helped lead the Broncos to a 15-0 record and the Class 5A state championship
• Part of four straight district titles, three straight region titles and two Class 5A runner-up teams before winning title as a senior
• Was named Most Valuable Player in the title game, in which he had an interception and two tackles on offense while rushing nine times for 42 yards and a touchdown on offense
• Totaled 64 rushes for 498 yards and 12 touchdowns
• Also had three punt returns for touchdowns
• Defensively, had 22 tackles, including three tackles for loss, a forced fumble and two interceptions
• Frederick Douglass’ all-time leader in tackles with 273
• Named to Kentucky Sports Radio’s 2022 Kentucky High School All-State Team
• Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Class of the Commonwealth 31st annual team
• Earned Associated Press first-team All-State defense in 2021
• 2021 Courier-Journal all-state honorable mention defense
• Reunites with high school teammates Jager Burton, Dekel Crowdus and Dane Key
• Coached by Nate McPeek
• A five-year letterwinner on the Bronco’s baseball team as a middle infielder
• Excelled in the classroom with a 4.3 GPA … Member of the Beta Club
• Also had offers from Air Force, Cincinnati, Louisville, Tennessee and others

Personal
• Born in Lexington, Kentucky
• Son of Anglea Coleman and Cisco Bryant
• Has one brother, Jordan Taylor
• Father, Cisco, played at Kentucky for Coach Jerry Claiborne from 1983-85 … Cisco was a big-play performer at wide receiver, with 29 career catches for 482 yards (16.6 yards per catch) and six touchdowns
• Major is communication

Ty Says
• He chose Kentucky because it’s home and it is his dream school
• Other than play in the NFL, his dream job is to be a sports television analyst / broadcaster
• The best advice he’s ever received is from his dad “never settle”
• Three words to describe him are chill, competitive and hard working
• His motivation to work hard is his niece and nephew

 

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