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Myles Bryant

Defensive Back/Safety


Myles Bryant is on track to graduate this season with a degree in communications.


Despite major-college offers, Bryant came to UW as a walk-on and played immediately as a true freshman, moving into a starting role as a sophomore and junior. He and senior teammate Nick Harris have both been game captains for all games so far this season, along with two other players who have been different from week to week. (Washington doesn’t have team captains.)

Washington Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach Jimmy Lake on Bryant: “Back when he was a sophomore, guys were already starting to look up to him because of his work ethic in the weight room and before and after practice. He would even lead our DB drills as a young true sophomore. Now as the elder statesman of the defensive backs, he has a more vocal presence with the whole defense. It has been a pleasure to watch his maturation throughout this whole process.”

Senior defensive end Benning Potoa’e: “His leadership has skyrocketed in terms of being more vocal. He’s always (set a good) example since he stepped foot in this program. But now he’s being more vocal, directing and leading people.”

Senior linebacker Brandon Wellington: “On the field he’s a great leader. He works hard. You can see it in his work ethic. If you go in the weight room right now he’s probably in there lifting with the linemen and competing with them. That’s just the type of dude he is. He’s always trying to bring the best out of everybody.”


Last summer, Bryant traveled to rural Cambodia with the “Courts for Kids” programs where he and a number of other athletes built a basketball court for a school.


Bryant has been a versatile DB, playing all spots and has been a leader on the top defense in the Pac-12. He was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection as a sophomore, second-team last year and is a preseason first-team selection this year.