|Birthdate||December 20, 1991|
|Pick||Round: 4, Overall: 118|
Bryant signed a contract with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Jan. 25, 2021 11:15 AM EST
Childhood and High School
Raised in South Carolina by his mother, Roberta Bryant, Martavis Bryant was recruited in the 9th grade by Clemensen University at Calhoun Falls High School.
Bryant attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia for one year, to pass NCAA eligibility standards. Rated 10th best wide receiver recruit in the U.S., Bryant's four-star rankng promoted his recruitment as the Clemson Tiger's wide receiver. Bryant's unofficial 40 time with the TIgers was 4.34.
2014 NFL Draft
Selected for the NFL Draft Scouting Combine, in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bryant ranked 118th overall. He signed a four-year contract worth $2.659 million salary, with a $439,220 guarantee, and a $439,220 bonus at signing 9 October 2014.
2014 Rookie Season
As a rookie, Bryant experienced a preseason, mild A/C sprain before the first game. Activated Week 7, Bryant went up against the Houston Texans with a 35-yard touchdown, and two catches for 40-yards. In a game against the Indianapolis Colts on 26 October 26, 2014, he attained a season-high five catch at 83-yards, with two receiving touchdowns resulting in a 51-34 game victory.
Bryant received his first career start 2 November 2014. Ending the game with three receptions at 44 receiving yards, and two touchdown receptions, he solidified his place as part of the Steelers top performing rookies. By Week 10 in a game against the New York Jets, Bryant caught four receptions, for a season-high of 143-yards, followed by a 80-yard touchdown catch.
The game marked the sixth touchdown out of Bryant's first four games, establishing his career with a record score of consecutive touchdown receptions for any player in the first four games in the League. At the end of his rookie season, Bryant had a total of twenty-six catches at 549 receiving yards, and eight touchdown receptions out of ten matches, with three of those games beings starts.
2015 NFL Season
During the 2015 NFL Season, Bryant was suspended for the first four games for substance abuse. While at a rehabilitation center in Houston, Bryant underwent treatment for his condition. On 18 October, 2015. he made his debut, reigning victorious for the Pittsburg Steelers in a game against the Arizona Cardinals, when he caught six passes and scored two touchdowns. His second game 25 October 2015 with the Kansas City Chiefs, Bryant managed to catch three receptions, and a touchdown reception.
Bryant attained a season high with six catches and a 64-yard touchdown at a Week 10 match against the Cleveland Browns. By 13 December 2015, he caught seven receptions for a total of 49-yards, in a 33-20 victory over the Bengals, followed by a Week 15, ten catch for 87-yards, 34-27 win against the Denver Broncos.
One of the major highlights of the 2015 season, Bryant's vertical flip for a win performance, in response to a pass thrown by Roethlisberger in the endzone, culminated the Steelers taking the wild card win with a final score of 18-16 on 9 January 2016.
2016 NFL Season
Suspended for the entire 2016 NFL season for violation of the League's substance abuse policy on March 14, 2016, Bryant was out of commission for the year.
Bryant the father of daughters, Brooke and London.