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2021 Lott IMPACT Trophy Semifinalist – Coby Bryant

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Story by Pete Donovan

CB, CINCINNATI, (12-0), GRAD. (NO. 7)

6-1, 198, 4.55, Cleveland, OH. Thorpe finalist; 38 tackles, three interceptions, 11 pass breakups, three forced fumbles; Team captain; Week 5 Lott IMPACT Player of the Week.


Bryant has already earned his undergraduate degree and elected to return to University of Cincinnati in 2021 to use his additional year of eligibility. 

Jim Thorpe Award Finalist – honoring the top defensive back in college football.

AAC All-Academic Team.

Coby was named after the late Hall of Fame basketball player, and adheres to the  “Mamba Mentality.”

The best way to describe him is elite competitor,” Marcus Freeman, Offensive Coordinator.

Luke Fickell coached Bryant’s brother, Christian, with the Buckeyes and knew Coby had not just the size and athleticism to develop into a productive defensive back, but also the maturity and work ethic to become a tone-setter for the program. “I didn’t want to have anything easy. I wanted everything to be earned,” Bryant said.