James Bryant


257 lbs


6' 3"


Defensive End




Dec 18th, 1985

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James joined the UFL’s Orlando Predators with only three games left in the 2010 season and provided immediate impact with six tackles in addition to a sack and an onside kick return for a touchdown against rival Tampa Bay.


Bryant signed as a free agent with the Lions on May 2, 2011.


2004-2008: James played three seasons at Miami (Florida) and appeared in 32 games primarily on offence as a backup fullback but also saw limited duty on defence as a linebacker. In 2007, he transferred to Louisville and to a permanent position on the defensive side of the ball after sitting out a year. During his final year of eligibility in 2008, James appeared in 10 games for the Cardinals recording 10 tackles, one interception and a punt return for 26 yards.


James resides in Hollywood, Florida and divides his time between preparing for the football season and working for his foundation: ARK (helping others through Acts of Random Kindness). The youngest of six siblings, he has been playing football from the age of six. He lists his mom as his biggest fan and his first TD at Miami as his lasting football memory to date. When not catching up on reruns of My Wife and Kids you will find him listening to R & B or leafing through his favourite book The Purpose of a Driven Life. To stay in shape between football opportunities, James turned to professional boxing at one point and honed his skills with former world champions Michael Moorer and Oliver McCall.