Gay NFL football players are still a sensitive topic in sports, especially football. Dorien Bryant, on the other hand, was unconcerned with preconceptions and publicly announced his sexual orientation. Find out who this gay player is!
About Dorien Bryant
Dorien Lamar Bryant, a former wide receiver in American football, was born on March 19, 1985 in Swedesboro, New Jersey. During his stint with the Boilermakers, this 1m78 football player set 23 records for the school and the Big Ten Conference. Bryant attended Kingsway Regional High School, where Rivals.com ranked him as the 75th-best player in the country and as the ninth-best wide receiver. In 2003, Bryant committed to attend Boston College by signing a letter of intent. However, he did not pass the academic requirements, thus he spent the season at Fork Union Military Academy.
Then, in 2004, he began attending Purdue. At this point, there were a couple of reasons why Dorien Bryant revealed that he was a gay NFL football player.
In 2004, the slot receiver position had two starts out of 12 games. Dorien Bryant caught 38 passes for a total of 584 yards (15.4 yards per catch) and three touchdowns, and added 85 yards on seven carries for a score and a 12.1 yard average. He accumulated 829 all-purpose yards, made three tackles on special teams, and returned kickoffs and punts for an average of 21.3 and 4.6 yards, respectively.
Dorien Bryant started 13 games as a junior before coming off the bench in the Champs Sports Bowl matchup with Maryland. In addition to leading the league with 6.2 receptions and 76.3 receiving yards per game, he also received media recognition as a first-team All-Big Ten Conference selection. He came in fourth with 122.0 all-purpose yards per game. His 87 receptions rank fourth on the school record list and ninth in Big Ten history, while his 1,068 yards receiving (12.3-yard average) rank seventh on the Boilermaker annual record chart. He carried the ball 19 times for 150 yards and two touchdowns (7.9 average) and returned 25 kickoffs for 490 yards (19.0 avg). He has the fifth-most all-purpose yards (1,708) in school history.
Dorien Bryant was once more awarded All-Big Ten Conference in 2007 and was honored as Player of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Southern New Jersey and the Brooks Irvine Memorial Football Club of South Jersey. He finished second in the Big Ten with an average of 87.27 receiving yards per game, led the league with 7.27 receptions, and placed seventh nationally. He equaled his career high of 87 receptions for 936 yards (10.8 yards per catch), eight touchdowns, and the school record of 2,121 all-purpose yards. He gained 85 yards on 14 carries (6.1 average), 93 yards on 15 punt returns (6.2 average), and 1,007 yards on 36 kickoff returns (28.0 average), with two touchdowns, to set the Big Ten record.
Bryant started 36 of Purdue’s 50 games as a slot receiver. With 292 receptions, he is second in school history, third overall with 3,548 receiving yards (12.2-yard average), and tied for sixth with 21 touchdown catches. He ran for 421 yards and six touchdowns on 61 runs for a 6.9 average, and he returned 22 punts for a total of 125 yards (5.7 avg). His 88 kickoff returns are the fifth-best in Big Ten history, and his 2,125 yards, which include three touchdowns, established the school record and are the third-best in conference history. His 6,219 total yards set a Purdue record, were fourth in the Big Ten, and were ranked 16th in NCAA 1-A records. Bryant is one of only two players in school history to record 100 or more yards in each of two different statistical categories in the same game.
In 2004–2005, Dorien Bryant competed for the Purdue track team. At the Gene Edmonds Cup, he won the 200-meter race with a time of 21.81. Along with former football players Zach Logan and Ray Williams, he ran on the 4×400 relay team that placed seventh at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a time of 3:15.81.
Dorien Bryant’s personal life
Dorien Bryant was revealed to be gay by a male cheerleader at Purdue after their relationship ended. Bryant denied being homosexual, but the harassment he faced during a game against Indiana State made him realize he didn’t want to have to conceal his sexuality for the duration of his professional career. He also made his sexual orientation known in full at this time.
Following that, he was also very assured when discussing his relationship with his cute Philadelphian partner, Patrick Craves. Since they are obviously unable to become pregnant, they made the decision to have a puppy instead. They chose the sweetest Australian Shepherd named Asher!
Finally, the above article will help you understand this gay NFL football player – Dorien Bryant. Since gender cannot be changed, embrace your true gender and have fun with it. Visit International LGBT Football for more details and to read more articles.