The Spartan senior is recognized for his 2017 breakthrough season as a pass catching tight end.
The two-year starter at tight end is preparing for a big season.
The SAMMYS were handed out for academic, athletics and community service excellence.
There are 13 returning starters among more than 80 players suiting up for spring practice.
The Spartans played their best defensive game of the season.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: In his fourth season with the Spartans... A returning two-year starter in the defensive line... Has 22 starting calls heading into the 2018 season... Increased his number of total tackles each season... Joined the team for the first time for 2015 preseason drills... Male recipient of the 2018 U.S. Marine Corps Leadership Award at the annual San Jose State University Athletics SAMMY Awards.
2017: Played and started in 10 games... Designated as one of the team captains for the 2017 season... Had at least one tackle in every game he played... Credited with a single-game career best 13 tackles vs. Utah State (9/23), the most tackles by a San Jose State defensive lineman in a game since 2010 when defensive end Travis Johnson was in on 12 stops... Had his season-high 1.5 tackles for loss in the season-finale win over Wyoming (11/25)... Played on both sides of the ball in the Cal Poly win (9/2) as a blocking back and a defensive lineman.
2016: Played and started in 11 games... 33 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss... Had a tackle for loss in five of the 11 games he played... Tied for third on the team with 3.0 quarterback sacks... Season-high seven tackles and a sack in the season opener at Tulsa (9/3)... Season-high 2.0 tackles for loss and a quarterback sack at New Mexico (10/1)... Shared the team lead and tied for 30th nationally with two fumble recoveries... Came up with fumble recoveries against Hawai'i (10/8) and in the Fresno State win (11/26).
2015: Appeared in seven games and was a starter in the regular-season finale vs. Boise State (11/27)... Much of his playing time came in the final three games of the season... Credited with six tackles and a pass break-up in his first season of major college action... Had a tackle in five of the seven games he played... Was credited with a season-high two tackles in the AutoNation Cure Bowl win over Georgia State (12/19).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Chaparral High in Temecula, Calif. ... Did not play high school football as a senior... Played his junior season at Murrieta (Calif.) Mesa High (Coach Justin Schaeffer) and was a second-team All-Southwestern League selection... Credited with 61 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles... Was invited to play in the 2015 Inland Empire vs. Orange County All-Star Football Game... Competed in basketball and track and field for Murrieta Mesa High... Threw the shot put in track and field.
MORE ON BRYSON: A justice studies major... Enjoys playing the viola... He is a native of Fullerton, Calif.
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