Martavis Bryant is an American football player who was born in 1991. He is the wide receiver for the Steelers. He was very active in college football, winning the ACC championship in 2011. He won while playing at Clemson. Drafted at the 4th round of the NFL draft, Bryant joined Pittsburgh after foregoing his senior season in college. With this move, the team would boost Steelers odds by recruiting one of the best talents for the wide receiver position.
Martavis Bryant Wide receiver #10
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 211 lb (96 kg)
Drafted: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 118
He received the Joe Greene Great Performance Award as the Steelers' Rookie of the Year in 2014.
High School Career
In high school, Bryant stood out while playing football. His ability became apparent as performed exceptionally in many games. He attended two high schools in South Carolina. In his senior year, he attained 70 receptions with 722 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a junior, he had performed equally well with over 774 yards. He was the intimidating wide receiver standing at 6'5 tall. He made history with his achievements and this was notable. He was also a sprinter in high school. He ran 100 meters setting a personal best time of 21.46 seconds. He came second place at regional championships. As a well-rounded athlete, he was set to enter the big stage where football is concerned.
In 2011, Bryant joined the Clemson University with a passion to play quality football while studying. He would meet future top football players at the institution. In this regard, he had to compete with some of the best talent in college football. Many of his mates went on to be drafted to the NFL. At his first game, he managed 54 yards to beat Troy. He also participated in his maiden bowl game, meeting West Virginia at the Orange Bowl. His junior season was record-breaking. This is because he brought his career totals to 1,354 receiving yards with 61 receptions. Also, he recorded 13 touchdowns. In 2014, Bryant made a decision to enter the NFL draft and he did so in January. This marked his entrance to professional football where he would thrive.
From college, Bryant completed combine drills and positional drills. These drills were a requirement to ensure proper scouting by team representatives in the NFL. At the end of the exercise, he enjoyed good ranking as a wide receiver prospect or candidate. With expert rankings making him one of the top 15 candidates, Bryant was on the verge of being drafted by a good team. The Steelers identified him in the 4th round of the 2014 NFL draft. In the list, he was the 19th wide receiver to be selected in the draft. With extra guarantees and bonuses, Bryant was signed by the team in a four-year contract worth $2.65 million.
Bryant started off his career by battling the Baltimore Ravens. This was in November, 2014, where he recorded 44 yards and two touchdowns. At the game, has also had three receptions. He performed exceptionally well when it came to the first four games. Here, he managed six touchdowns which broke the record for any player. No one had attained this with their first four games. This was indeed an excellent introduction to the NFL at the infancy of his career. In his first year, Bryant participated in ten games and three starts. He saw a total for 549 yards with eight touchdowns and a total of 26 catches.
Due to this performance in 2014, he ranked highly where wide receivers were concerned in the NFL. In a playoff game at the Wild Card Round in January 2016, Bryant received a pass from a teammate. With a tight grip to the ball, he did a dramatic front flip and did not let go of the ball. This somewhat controversial move saw the Steelers edge to the lead with 150 by a score of 1816. It is worth noting that the NFL officiating VP ruled that this should not have been considered a catch. Bryant has had a series of successes with a dose of challenges as well in his career.
For the entire duration of the 2016 NFL season, Bryant stood suspended from the game. The main reason for this suspension was a violation of the league's policy. Bryant had violated the substance abuse clause and could not participate in the season. This ban came in March of 2016. Reprieve came in April, 2017 for Bryant. He was restored to the NFL with strict conditions. He started in the regular season as a wide receiver together with Antonio Brown.
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Big win today and tomorrow right back to work tomorrow I am happy to be a steeler and can't wait to reach number 7 this year.— Martavis Bryant (@ThaBestUNO) October 16, 2017
When nobody is here to support you always remember to stand 10 ten toes down for yourself.— Martavis Bryant (@ThaBestUNO) August 12, 2017