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Copeland Bryan
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 02, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: 3L ... Projected for a starting role on one side at defensive end in 2005 ... Saw action in all 11 games in 2004 at defensive end ... Finished the season with 15 tackles (10 solo), 1.0 tackles for loss (-2 yards), 1.0 sacks, three pass breakups and one blocked kick ... Had a pass breakup in the ASU game and a solo tackle ... Had four tackles, including one for a loss, in the California game ... Had one tackle, including one for a loss, against Washington ... Also tallied a pass break up and a blocked kick against Washington ...Tallied two solo tackles against Washington State ...Tallied two solo tackles against Utah ... Had three tackles vs. NAU ... Played in all 12 games and started 10 at outside linebacker during the 2003 season ... Finished the season with 29 tackles (19 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss (-10 yards), 0.5 sacks, three pass breakups, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble ... Had a solo hit in each of the Arizona State, Washington and Washington State games ... Tallied a career-high six hits, including a tackle for a loss, vs. USC ... Had three tackles, including one for a loss, at Oregon State... Notched three tackles at California ... Broke up a pass in the UCLA game ... Broke up a pass, recovered a fumble and finished the TCU game with three tackles ... Tallied four tackles and forced a fumble at Purdue ... Had three tackles vs. Oregon and a tackle for a loss vs. LSU ... Broke up a pass and finished the season opener against UTEP with three tackles ... Had a breakout year as a redshirt freshman in 2002 ... Started three games and played in 11 ... Finished the season with 26 total tackles (15 solo), 7.5 tackles for loss (-27 yards) and five sacks (-20 yards) ... Second on the team in tackles for loss behind Lance Briggs (10.5) and second in sacks behind fellow linebacker Joe Siofele (5.5 sacks) ... Awarded a scholarship at the end of the season for his efforts at defensive end ... Tallied a season-high five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and two sacks in the Arizona State game ... Had two solo hits, including a tackle for a loss in the California game ... Finished with a season-high five tackles, including a tackle for a loss, against UCLA ... Had three tackles and a sack at Oregon State ... Tallied a season-high five tackles, a tackle for a loss and a sack versus Washington State ... Had three tackles at Stanford ... Had a sack for a loss in the Washington game ... Had two tackles for a loss and assisted on a sack against Oregon ... Redshirted in 2001 after walking on to the team at the start of fall camp ... Worked with the defensive scout team for much of the season.


High School: Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, Calif., 2001 ... Earned two football letters for coach Mike Janda ... Played tight end, offensive tackle and defensive end ... Also earned two letters in track and field (triple jump, long jump, hurdles and 400 yards) ... National Scholar-Athlete.


Personal: Academic major is political science ... Son of Copeland Bryan and Viera Whye ... Parents are both managers at Cisco and Siemens ... Father is a graduate of the University of Maryland ... Mom graduated from Santa Clara University ... Younger brother, Courtney Bryan, participates in basketball and football ... Cousin, Gary Brown, played two years with the Green Bay Packers ... Cousin, Donny Brady, played with the Baltimore Ravens for three years ... Enjoys acting and amateur photography ... Works as a counselor for track and football camps in San Jose, Calif. ... Published photographer ... Full name: Copeland Jameel Bryan ... Date of birth: July 14, 1983.

Bryan's Career Stats

Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Other
2002 11-3 15 11 26 7.5-27 5.0-20 -
2003 12-10 19 10 29 2.5-10 0.5-4 3 PD, 1 FR, 1 FF
2004 11-0 10 5 15 1.0-2 1.0-2 3 PD, 1 BLK
2005 - - - - - - -
Totals 34-13 44 26 70 11.0-39 6.5-26 6 PD, 1 FR, 1 FF, 1 BLK

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