Mississippi State’s Brandon Bryant named one of college football’s most freakish athletes

STARKVILLE MS -OCTOBER 17: Defensive back Brandon Bryant
STARKVILLE MS -OCTOBER 17: Defensive back Brandon Bryant /

Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant is widely considered one of the fastest athletes in the nation. He’s also considered one of the best all-around athletes.

Brandon Bryant has made a name for himself in Starkville with his lightning fast speed.

Bryant is the fastest player on the field each and every Saturday. Whether it is returning an interception for a touchdown or chasing down a ball carrier, Bryant puts his speed to display each and every game day.

In fact, back in 2015, Bryant clocked in a blazing 4.25 40-yard dash.


NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread decided to rank college football’s 17 “Most Freakish Athletes”. He alludes to Bryant’s electrifying 40-yard time:

"10. Brandon Bryant, safety, Mississippi StateBryant is back as a fourth-year junior with some impressive credentials as a freakish athlete. He’s consistently run sub-4.3 40-yard dash times in MSU’s team testing, making him one of the fastest players in the game. But at 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, he’s also remarkably strong; he can deadlift 600 pounds and squats 450. He can also vertical jump 35 inches, which would have given him a top-10 finish among safeties at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine."

According to Goodbread, Brandon Bryant is the most freakish athlete in the entire SEC. Bryant ranks higher than fellow SEC competitors Derrius Guice of LSU, Auburn offensive tackle Braden Smith, Alabama defensive lineman Daron Payne, and Crimson Tide defensive back Tony Brown.

Back in May, Goodbread ranked the 17 fastest players in all of college football. Again, Mississippi State’s speedster made the list. Here is what Goodbread wrote on him then:

"8. Brandon Bryant, S, Mississippi StateIt’s fitting that Bryant wears No. 1, because he’d finish No. 1 in a race with the rest of the Bulldogs. The fourth-year junior has been clocked at less than 4.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash not once, not twice, but three times in team testing, most recently with a 4.29 recorded just two weeks ago. He’s timed as low as 4.24 earlier in his career."

Brandon Bryant looks to bounce back this season. After putting together a spectacular redshirt-freshman campaign, Bryant fell off a little bit in 2016. However, with a brand new defensive staff, expect Bryant to rise to the challenge and bounce back in a big way.

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Bryant will be one of Mississippi State’s leaders in the secondary as the Bulldogs look to make some noise in the SEC West.