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Mike Bryan
43   Mike Bryan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coweta, Okla.

High School:
Coweta HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 226

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
3L


09/16/2006

North Texas vs. Tulsa - September 16, 2006

North Texas vs. Tulsa - September 16, 2006 (Photos by Walt Beazley & Associated Press)

Tulsa --A three-year letterwinner and returning starter . . . has played in 41 career games and has 14 starts, all coming in the 2008 season . . . has 161 career stops and 11.5 tackles for -48 yards . . . 2008 -- Started all 14 games . . . earned honorable mention all-Conference USA honors . . . had a team-high 119 tackles, 10.5 stops for -37 yards, 4 sacks for -31 yards and two fumble recoveries . . . ranked sixth in C-USA with an average of 8.5 tackles per game . . . had five double-digit tackle games . . . had 11 tackles, including 1.5 stops for -3 yards against Marshall . . . tallied eight tackles and two stops for -8 yards against Tulane . . . had a career-high 14 tackles and added three stops for -22 yards, including two sacks for -21 yards vs. UCF . . . had back-to-back double-figure tackle games with 13 tackles and two stops for -2 yards vs. New Mexico, and 13 stops against Central Arkansas . . . also added 13 tackles vs. Houston . . . 2007 -- Played in all 14 games . . . collected 25 tackles on the season . . . had a season-best five stops vs. Army, including four solos . . . 2006 -- Played in all 13 games as a true freshman . . . tallied 17 tackles . . . had three stops and one sack for -6 yards in his first collegiate game vs. Stephen F. Austin . . . also had three tackles vs. North Texas . . . Overall -- Possesses good range and has a good change of direction . . . improved his quickness during the spring . . . adds experience and leadership to the defense.

High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Coweta High School . . . started all three seasons at quarterback and linebacker . . . led Oklahoma Class 5A in tackles both his junior and senior seasons . . . had 248 tackles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions in his senior season . . . completed 52 percent of his passes for 561 yards and seven touchdowns, and rushed for 740 yards as a senior . . . had 627 career tackles, eight fumble recoveries and four interceptions . . . threw for 2,094 yards and rushed for 2,172 yards in his career . . . was ranked 27th in the state of Oklahoma by Rivals.com . . . earned Tulsa World all-state and all-metro honors his senior season . . . was named the District 5A-4 Player of the Year . . . high school coach was Trandy Birch.

Personal --Enjoys farming, hunting and noodling . . . favorite NFL team is the New England Patriots . . . his favorite movie is Open Range . . . favorite TV show is "Deadliest Catch" . . . lists Ted Bruschi of the New England Patriots as his favorite NFL player . . . favorite midnight snack is peanut butter and syrup . . . his favorite TV channel is ESPN . . . the Game Show he would most like to appear on is "Fear Factor" . . . parents are Rick and Shelby . . . his father played at the University of Oklahoma and in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons . . . also had two uncles that played football at Oklahoma . . . majoring in organizational studies.

Bryan's Career Statistics
Defense	        G	UT	AT	Tot	Loss	Sack	FR	FF	PBU	INT
2006 (Fr)	13	7	10	17	0.5/-6	0.5/-6	0	0	0	0
2007 (So)	14	13	12	25	0.5/-5	0.5/-5	0	0	0	0
2008 (Jr)	14	53	66	119	10.5/-37 4/-31	2	0	0	0
Totals	        41	73	88	161	11.5/-48 5/-42	2	0	0	0