Senior captain... Started every game of three-year varsity career... Played both guard and tackle positions before settling into left tackle slot as junior... Earned blocking grade of 93% from coaches during junior and senior seasons... Set La Vergne team record in 2007 with 29 pancake blocks, and ended prep career with 43 similar blocks... Named to the (Nashville) Tennessean's "Dandy Dozen" team after senior season... Helped Wolverines to 5A state playoffs in 2005-06... Senior squad finished with 5-5 record... As senior, named to coaches' All-Region 4-5A ballot and first team All-Area by Murfreesboro Daily News Journal... Participated in postseason East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Game... Three-year letterwinner in basketball, currently starting at post position... Threw shot put as junior in track.
Michael Christopher Bryant... Son of Stephen Bryant and Robin Bryant, stepson of Robin Bryant... Born on Feb. 9, 1989... Dad is computer analyst; mom is health information compliance auditor... Born and raised in Nashville area... Enjoys playing strategic card games... Lists great-grandmother, Dorothy Dobbs, as the person he most admires... Names 2007 Vanderbilt All-SEC OT Chris Williams as favorite college football player... Spent two summers working as a program counselor at YMCA camp in Nashville.
LA VERGNE HEAD COACH WILL HESTER
"Michael is a very bright kid who is able to translate that to the football field. He's a guy that does a great job recognizing defensive schemes and alignments.
"He is a big, physical player, but Michael's biggest asset is his feet and natural quickness. He has as good of feet as any player I've coached. You can see it by the way he handles himself on the basketball court. We run a lot of zone (blocking) schemes. If I ran more of an I-formation, he'd be my tight end because of how well he moves."