Waymond Bryant

American football player (born 1952)

American football player
Waymond Bryant
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Personal information
Born: (1952-07-28) July 28, 1952 (age 71)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Dallas, Texas)
College:Tennessee State
NFL draft:1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
  • Chicago Bears (1974–1977)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Interception yards:17
Fumble recoveries:9
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Waymond Bryant (born July 28, 1952) is an American former professional football player who was a linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL).


Bryant was born in Dallas, Texas and attended Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in Dallas.[1] He played college football at Tennessee State University.[2] He was selected by the Associated Press as a first-team linebacker on the 1972 Little All-America college football team.[3]

Bryant was selected in the first round of the 1974 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears.[4] He played four seasons in the National Football League.[5] Near the end of an October 10, 1977, game verse the Los Angeles Rams, Bryant hit quarterback Joe Namath. Namath did not return to the game and never played professional football again.[6]


  1. ^ "Waymond Bryant". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 8, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Waymond Bryant". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "UC Davis QB Is Little All-American". Santa Cruz Sentinel. December 6, 1972. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Waymond Bryant". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  5. ^ "Waymond Bryant". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "Bears Stop Rams, Namath by 24-23". The New York Times. Chicago, IL. Associated Press. October 11, 1977. Retrieved April 25, 2019.

External links

  • Pro-Football-Reference.Com
  • databaseFootball.com

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