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    Corbin Bryant
    Corbin Bryant

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Morgan Park

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 300

    Position:
    DL



    09/18/2013

    Budzien Named an Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Member

    Senior place-kicker is seventh Wildcat in eight years to earn prestigious honor

    09/05/2013

    Former 'Cats Gearing Up For 2013 NFL Season

    Seven Northwestern alums on 53-man rosters to begin the year

    DEFENSE
    Season Games UA A Total TFL Sacks PD INT FF FR BLK
    2006 2
    0
    1
    1
    0.0-0
    0.0-0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2007 8
    3
    2
    5
    0.0-0
    0.0-0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2008 11
    15
    13
    28
    5.5-19
    1.0-11
    0
    0
    1
    1
    0
    2009 13
    17
    13
    30
    5.5-24
    2.5-17
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2010 13
    16
    9
    25
    8.5-29
    1.0-9
    2
    1-17
    1
    1
    0
    Career 47
    51
    38
    89
    19.5-72
    4.5-37
    3
    1-17
    2
    2
    0

    Career: Defensive tackle who started 35 career games, while developing into an honorable mention all-conference performer ... Invited and played in 2011 NFL Players Association All-Star game (Texas vs. Nation), where he recorded a sack and two tackles ... Bounced back from a knee injury in 2008 (vs. Michigan) with a solid season in 2009 ... Got his feet wet his freshman year before suffering a broken leg early in the season ... Received a medical hardship for 2006 ... Two-year member of NU's 10-player Leadership Council ... 2010 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team@ honoree.

    2010: Team co-captain ... Started all 13 games at defensive tackle ... Named honorable mention All-Big Ten by conference media ... 2010 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team recipient ... Named one of 10 finalists for the ARA Sportsmanship Award ... Academic All-Big Ten ... NU's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree ... 2010 Wuerffel Trophy candidate ... 25 tackles and 8.5 TFL's ... Registered four tackles and assisted on one TFL in TicketCity Bowl ... Closed regular season with 2.0 TFL's at Wisconsin ... Against Illinois, recorded two tackles and assisted on one TFL ... Two tackles, one TFL and one QB hurry vs. Iowa ... Recorded one tackle at Penn State ... Two stops and a QB hurry at Indiana ... Credited with a career-best three QB hurries to go along with two tackles vs. Michigan State ... Three tackles vs. Purdue ... One stop at Minnesota ... Recorded the second fumble recovery of his career against Central Michigan to go along with one sack and a QB hurry ... Stuffed the stat sheet at Rice with 2.5 TFL's, a forced fumble and a pass breakup ... Against Illinois State, recorded his first career interception and returned it 17 yards ... Added one TFL against the Redbirds ... Named NU's Defensive Player of the Week for games against Rice (shared honor) and Central Michigan.

    2009: Started all 13 games at defensive tackle ... Recipient of team's Bryan Paynter "Ultimate Wildcat" Award (given to a player who serves as an example by confronting adversity with courage and dedication and always putting the needs of the team first) ... 22 career starts ... 30 tackles (second-most among NU's defensive linemen) and 5.5 TFL's ... Two tackles against Wisconsin and Illinois ... Two tackles at Iowa, including an assist on a 4-yard sack ... Posted three tackles vs. Penn State ... Recorded three stops and a TFL against both Indiana and Michigan State ... Two tackles and one TFL at Purdue ... Picked up four tackles vs. Minnesota, including one sack for an eight-yard loss ... Notched two stops at Syracuse ... Three total tackles against Eastern Michigan ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Recipient of a Randy Walker Wildcat Warrior Award (presented to a player who demonstrates the work ethic, toughness and attitude of a warrior) ... At Michigan, notched four total stops, including 1.0 TFL's, before being sidelined with a knee injury ... Missed remainder of the season ... Recorded three tackles, including one TFL, in win at Minnesota ... At Indiana, started and registered two tackles, including one sack ... Assisted on two tackles in win against Purdue ... Made fourth straight start vs. Michigan State and turned in one of his top career efforts: career-best four solo tackles, which included an 11-yard pass sack, and an assisted tackle ... Also assisted on one TFL and had one QB hurry ... Notched a tackle and a key fumble recovery at Iowa ... The fumble recovery led to NU's game-winning points in the fourth quarter ... Against Ohio, earned a starting spot and matched a career high with four tackles, including two solo stops ... Tallied two tackles against Southern Illinois, including his first career TFL for a three-yard loss ... Credited with one tackle at Duke ... Registered four tackles and a forced fumble in his first career start vs. Syracuse ... One of d-line's most productive players with 28 tackles ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007: Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in nine of team's 12 games ... Totaled five tackles, which included two each against Michigan and Eastern Michigan.

    2006: Reserve defensive end ... True freshman who played his first snaps at Miami (Ohio) ... One assisted tackle vs. New Hampshire ... Suffered a broken leg in practice (Sept. 12) and missed the remainder of the season ... Earned a medical hardship year.

    High School: Playing just one year of high school football, finished as the No. 27-ranked prospect in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com ... Earned honorable mention all-state and all-area honors ... Played end, tackle and linebacker on defense for the Mustangs, who finished 12-2, won the Chicago City Championship and the 2005 Prep Bowl ... Totaled 105 tackles, which included eight sacks, as well as four pass deflections and two forced fumbles ... Offensively, caught 28 passes for 450 yards and seven TD's as a tight end ... Notched a game-saving tackle in the Mustangs' early-season win over Richards High ... Participated in June (2006) Chicago city all-star game (North vs. South) ... Member of school's Honor Roll ... Triple A Academic Athlete of the Year ... Coached by Lexie Spurlock.

    Personal: Born Corbin Sinclair Bryant ... Son of Calvin and Priscilla Bryant ... Earned his undergraduate degree (learning and organizational change major and business institutions minor) in June, 2010 ... Pursuing postgraduate studies.

    The Bryant File

    Q: Name five favorite songs (and artist) on your I-Pod:
    A: Lemonade (Gucci Mane), Do You Think About Me (50 Cent); Night Like This (Jamie Foxx); Just Saying (Jeezy); Up (Wiz Khalifa)
    Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be and why?
    A: I would dine with Bill Cosby, because I think he is hilarious
    Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
    A: Don't wait until the last minute to do something that can be completed today
    Q: A song that best describes you and why?
    A: "Welcome Back" by Young Jeezy, because I always find a way to come back and respond to adversity
    Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
    A: I only played one year of football in high school
    Q: My favorite place to visit is and why?
    A: Miami, because it is beautiful everywhere you go
    Q: My favorite thing about NU is and why?
    A: The football games on Saturdays, because there is nothing better in the world than college football
    Q: Best part about being a Northwestern football player is:
    A: The type of family we develop in this program
    Q: Most humbling experience:
    A: Becoming injured in one of the last games my sophomore year
    Q: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement and why?
    A: Obtaining my degree from NU, because of the school's prestige and education
    Q: The best book I have ever read is and why?
    A: The Lone Survivor, because it has taught me to never take things for granted because things could be much worse
    Q: The person that inspires me the most is:
    A: Not one person, but my family
    Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:
    A: Michael Irvin
    Q: My favorite pregame ritual is:
    A: Listening to music
    Q: My favorite food is:
    A: Steak
    Q: My favorite thing about playing at Ryan Field is:
    A: The fans
    Q: Best thing about Northwestern is:
    A: Our football program
    Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:
    A: Recovering a fumble and returning it for a touchdown in the Rose Bowl
    Q: My favorite television show is and why?
    A: The Cosby Show, because it is old school and it makes me laugh constantly
    Q: If I were not playing football, I would be:
    A: Playing basketball
    Q: The three words that best describe me:
    A: Hard-working, Persistent, Leader