|10 Jamar Bryant|
A physically-strong and agile athlete who will look to rebound from a shortened junior season and regain status as one of the top pass catchers in Conference USA ... Projected return to starting lineup (from 2008 suspension) should resume a 19-game streak with at least one pass reception ... Once again penciled in as the early top choice at the "X" position if comeback is realized after putting together solid back-to-back performances in 2006 and 2007, and a good start in `08 ... Participated in spring drills and was among leading pass catchers in second scrimmage (4/8) with 41 yards on two receptions ... Added a team-high 58 receiving yards on three catches during the Purple-Gold Game (4/18), which included a long of 45 from Josh Jordan ... Enrolled at ECU in the fall of 2005 but officially joined Skip Holtz' program during the summer of 2006 after completing NCAA eligibility requirements ... Originally signed with Georgia in February, 2004, but attended Hargrave Military Academy during the 2004-05 academic year.
2008: Opened first five games of junior season before an 18-game consecutive starting streak was snapped against Virginia because of a suspension (violation of team rules) that was announced Oct. 8 ... Terms of suspension allowed practice during remainder of season but not game action ... Made 19 catches for 216 yards in limited action, an average of 11.4 yards per reception ... Caught touchdown passes against Virginia Tech (12 yards), Tulane (24) and Houston (12) ... Posted a season-high five receptions in back-to-back weeks - vs. Tulane and N.C. State ... Top yardage effort was 66 (four catches) against No. 8 West Virginia during ECU's 24-3 victory over the Mountaineers ... Also grabbed four balls in opener vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech (34 yards) ... Scoring grab from Patrick Pinkney against Green Wave in Superdome served as the game-winner, coming with just 1:41 to play ... Caught one ball for 12 yards vs. Houston in last action of season ... Was a preseason All-Conference USA selection by Phil Steele Magazine who opened the campaign as the Pirates' top "X" wide receiver.
2007: One of only six Pirates to start all 13 games ... Led team in receptions (48), receiving yards (704) and tied for team lead in receiving TDs (6) ... Named to honorable mention All-Conference USA squad by coaches ... Caught at least one TD pass in six of the last eight games, dating back to UCF (10/6) ... Catch total (48) marked the sixth-highest in school single-season history ... His 704 receiving yards ranked as the 10th-best single-season total in program history ... Posted a pair of 100-yard receiving games (133/UTEP and 114/UAB) ... Ranked third on the team with 704 all-purpose yards ... Career-long reception of 80 yards (second-longest in league play) came from Dwayne Harris against UTEP for a TD ... Also had career-highs in yards (133) and receptions (7) versus Miners ... Caught 19 passes for 10 or more yards, nine for 20 or more and three for 50 or more ... Had TDs against UCF, UTEP, N.C. State, UAB, Memphis and Tulane ... Other notable efforts came against North Carolina (6-93), N.C. State (4-54), Marshall (3-48) and Boise State (6-78) ... Long reception of 36 yards vs. Broncos came on the Pirates' final drive of the game, setting up the winning field goal in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl ... 114-yard total vs. Blazers came on six receptions.
2006: Played in ten games as a top reserve receiver and as a member of the special teams unit ... Caught 11 balls for 108 yards (9.8 average) ... Recorded at least one catch in first four games played (Navy, UAB, Memphis and WVU) ... Played in five games before suffering a thumb injury which required surgery (10/16) ... Missed contests against Tulsa, SMU and Southern Miss before returning to action after injury against UCF (11/4) ... Made collegiate debut in season opener at Navy, catching two passes for 23 yards against Midshipmen ... Established then career-highs in catches and yardage with a three-reception, 46-yard performance vs. West Virginia (9/23) ... Enjoyed solid outing vs. South Florida in the Papajohns.com Bowl with a three-catch, 26-yard performance at Birmingham's historic Legion Field.
High School: Selected as one of Rivals.com's "Top 40 Athletes in the Nation" and earned a three-star rating ...Chosen as to Superprep's All-America squad ... Was also TheInsiders.com Atlantic Hot 100, No. 12 Prospect in North Carolina, Atlantic East Amazing 88, and the Top 25 North Carolina players ... Picked as one of the top 70 quarterbacks in America by Insiders.com ... Selected to participate in the Shrine Bowl Game and topped all North Carolina receivers ... A finalist for the NCHSAA-4A 2003 "Mr. Football Award" ... Named Co-Offensive Player-of-the-Year for the Mid-Southeastern Conference ... A three-year starter who played at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, linebacker, and defensive back positions for former ECU coach Ed Emory at Richmond County High School ... Completed 77 passes on 159 attempts for 1,276 yards and 12 touchdowns during senior season ... Also rushed for 864 yards and 13 touchdown on 134 attempts and averaged 37.0 yards per punt as a senior ... Caught four passes for 93 yards and one touchdown during final prep season ... Ran for 577 yards and nine touchdowns on 65 attempts during junior campaign ... Also earned additional letter in basketball.
Personal: Full name is Jamar Daquan Bryant ... Born November 2, 1985 at Hamlet, N.C. ... A communications major ... Says strength and conditioning program is the best part of playing football at ECU ... Credits mother as most influential person in his life and career ... Lists math as favorite school subject.