Desmond Bryant
DT #90
TOTAL 104 238 155 83 26 0 3 0 0 0 -- 0
2015 CLE 14 33 24 9 6 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 CLE 15 50 25 25 5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CLE 12 31 11 20 3.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 OAK 16 36 26 10 4 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 OAK 16 35 30 5 5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2010 OAK 15 21 15 6 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 OAK 16 32 24 8 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Signed by Oakland Raiders as non-drafted free agent, April 30, 2009…Re-signed by Raiders as exclusive-rights player, July 31, 2011…Re-signed by Raiders as restricted free agent, June 6, 2012.

Signed by Oakland Raiders as non-drafted free agent, April 30, 2009…Re-signed by Raiders as exclusive-rights player, July 31, 2011…Re-signed by Raiders as restricted free agent, June 6, 2012.

CAREER: Versatile defensive lineman has seen increased action in three seasons with the Silver and Black…Established career highs with 10 starts and five sacks last season…Has missed just one game in three seasons, seeing action at both defensive tackle and defensive end…Career totals include 88 tackles (69 solo), 7½ sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed.

2011: Played in 16 games with 10 starts at defensive end, filling in for injured DE Matt Shaughnessy…Totaled a career-high five sacks, for 32 yards in losses…Added 35 tackles (30 solo), eight hurries, one pass defensed and one forced fumble…(10/9) at HOU: Made first career start at DE, helping Raiders to an emotional 25-20 victory the day after the passing of owner Al Davis…Recorded two tackles and batted down a second-down pass, helping to force a punt and preserve a late lead …(11/10) at SD: Recorded first sack of the season, dropping QB Philip Rivers for a 5-yard loss late in the fourth quarter to help preserve a lead, in 24-17 win…(11/20) at MIN: Posted first career multi-sack game in 27-21 triumph…Corralled QB Christian Ponder in the first quarter, forcing a fumble that went out of bounds and pinned the Vikings at their own 10-yard line; got to Ponder again in third quarter, setting up a third-and-13 and eventual punt…(12/4) at MIA: Forced a fourth-quarter punt by sacking Matt Moore on third down.

2010: Saw action in 15 games, at both tackle and end…Recorded 2½ sacks…Totaled 21 stops (15 solo), including five tackles for loss…(9/12) at TEN: Inactive for season opener with elbow injury, missing first career game…(9/19) vs. STL: Saw first action of the season, registering two tackles…(11/7) vs. KC: Registered first career sack, dropping Matt Cassel at the Oakland 7 to force the Chiefs to settle for a field goal in third quarter of eventual 23-20 Raiders overtime win…(11/28) vs. MIA: Combined with Tommy Kelly to sack Chad Henne and force a fourth-quarter punt…(1/2/11) at KC: Registered a season-high six tackles (five solo), including a 15-yard sack of Matt Cassel in fourth quarter, one play before Stanford Routt’s interception-return TD.

2009: Saw action in all 16 games as a reserve DT…Was one of only two undrafted rookie free agents to earn a place on the active roster out of training camp…Totaled 32 tackles (24 solo) and recorded one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Ranked third among NFL rookie DTs in tackles…(9/14) vs. SD: Made NFL debut, seeing time at DT and on special teams…(9/20) at KC: Posted first career tackle, wrapping up RB Larry Johnson for a solo stop…(10/25) vs. NYJ: Established a career high with seven total tackles (five solo)…(11/22) vs. CIN: Forced and recovered a fourth-quarter fumble, stripping FB Jeremi Johnson.

COLLEGE: Appeared in 32 games in four seasons at Harvard…Named second-team All-Ivy League as a senior after leading the team with eight hurries and 4½ tackles for loss in 10 games …Took a leave of absence from school in 2007…Appeared in 10 games as a junior in 2006, collecting 19 tackles with 11 stops behind the line of scrimmage, and ranking second on team with eight sacks…Appeared in two games as a sophomore…Played in 10 games as a freshman, when he had two sacks in a win over Dartmouth…Economics major.

PERSONAL: Team captain at East Bladen High School in Elizabethtown, N.C. …All-conference pick for three consecutive seasons…Earned all-region honors as a senior…Won four letters in track and three in basketball…Member of the National Honor Society…Brother, Brenton, played defensive tackle at Harvard…Made an appearance at the Madden-Marriucci Battle of the Bay tournament in June 2012…Spent time volunteering at the Gatorade Junior Training Camp at Pioneer Elementary in Union City, Calif., in November 2011…Worked with the Coronado After School Program’s Gatorade Junior Training Camp, in Richmond, Calif., during November 2011…Also in November 2011, spent time volunteering with the G-Fit Gatorade Clinic at the Google Campus.

Recent Videos

  • Raiders recover fumble

    Posted Sep 23, 2012

    Oakland Raiders CB Joselio Hanson recovers the football after DT Desmond Bryant and Rolando McCLain knock the ball out of the hands of Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer.

  • Behind the Shield: Online

    Posted Nov 4, 2009

    DT Desmond Bryant helps conduct a Gatorade Jr. Training Camp.