BC’s Bryant picked for first Pro Bowl

Published 5:20 pm Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Atlanta Falcons kicker and Bridge City native Matt Bryant has been selected to his first NFL Pro Bowl.

He has made 29 of 31 field goals this season and his only two misses came from beyond 50 yards.

Bryant is 8 for 8 on field goals from 40 to 49 yards and is 48 of 49 on extra points.

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“Been a while but it finally came true,” Bryant wrote on his Facebook page. “Being able to hang that Pro Bowl jersey on my wall will be such a momentous thing for me. Crazy enough, hopefully I will be in Houston instead getting ready for the Super Bowl!”

Bryant has been with six NFL teams in his pro career. He kicked at Baylor and was undrafted in 2002.

Bryant kicked for the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League in 2000 before heading to NFL Europe. The New York Giants signed him in 2002 as a free agent.

— Gabriel Pruett

About Gabriel Pruett

Gabriel Pruett has worked with both the Port Arthur News and Orange Leader since 2000. A majority of the time has been spent covering all aspects of Southeast Texas high school sports. Pruett's claim to fame is...being able to write his own biographical information for this website.

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