Personal:Post-Training Camp 2007 Update: Bryant, now bigger physically, will once again be Purdue's go-to receiver and is in position to also return both kickoffs and punts.
Career: Ranks third on Purdue career receptions list with 205, third with 4,098 all-purpose yards, fourth with 2,612 receiving yards, sixth with 1,118 kickoff return yards, 12th with 13 receiving touchdowns, tied for 14th with 21.5-yard kickoff return average and 16th with 20 total touchdowns ... has six 100-yard receiving games ... one of seven players in school history to record 100-plus yards in two statistical categories in same game and one of two to accomplish feat twice.
2006: Named to Biletnikoff Award watch list (nation's outstanding receiver) ... first team All-Big Ten by media and second team by coaches ... appeared in all 14 games, starting in 13 ... led Big Ten with 6.2 receptions and 76.3 receiving yards per game ... fourth with 122.0 all-purpose yards per game ... those averages ranked 11th, 23th and 28th nationally ... ranked ninth in Big Ten with 19.6-yard kickoff return average (25 returns for 490 yards) ... topped team with 87 receptions for 1,068 receiving yards (12.3 average) and six receiving touchdowns ... 87 catches rank fourth on Purdue season list and 1,068 receiving yards rank seventh ... 1,708 all-purpose yards rank fourth in school history ... ranked second on team with eight total touchdowns and third with 48 points ... had 19 rushes for 163 yards (7.9 average) and two touchdowns ... caught six passes for career-high 154 yards and career-high-tying two touchdowns vs. Indiana State on Sept. 2 ... had 243 total yards (142 on kickoff returns, 96 receiving and five rushing) at Iowa on Oct. 7 ... had seven receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns at Michigan State on Nov. 4 ... had season-high nine receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown and 32 yards rushing on four carries with a touchdown at Illinois on Nov. 11 ... had eight receptions for 101 yards vs. Maryland in Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 29.
2005: Named second team Sophomore All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com ... second team All-Big Ten by media and honorable mention by coaches ... selected College Offensive Player of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Southern New Jersey ... appeared in all 11 games, including nine starts ... led Big Ten and ranked eighth nationally with average of 7.3 receptions per game ... ranked second in Big Ten and 30th nationally with 87.3 receiving yards per game ... ranked sixth in Big Ten and 41st nationally with 23.8-yard kickoff return average ... ranked sixth in Big Ten and 20th nationally with 141.9 all-purpose yards per game ... topped team with 80 receptions for 960 yards (12.0 average) and four touchdowns ... 80 receptions now rank seventh on school season list and 960 receiving yards now rank 13th ... also led squad with 21 kickoff returns for 500 yards and one touchdown ... 500 kickoff return yards rank 13th on school season list and 23.8-yard kickoff return average ranks tied for 13th ... had 21 rushes for 101 yards (4.8 average) and three touchdowns ... total of 1,561 all-purpose yards now ranks seventh on school season list ... came up with season-long 44-yard catch at Arizona on Sept. 17 ... had 95 yards receiving on just five catches (19.0 average) at Minnesota on Sept. 24 ... registered 14 catches for 127 yards and career-high two touchdowns vs. Notre Dame on Oct. 1 ... also had 102 yards on three kickoff returns to become merely seventh player in school history with 100-plus yards in two statistical categories in same game ... had 10 receptions for 141 yards, including 24-yard touchdown catch, vs. Iowa on Oct. 8 ... came up with career-high and NCAA season-best equaling 16 catches (tied for third-most in school history) for 153 yards at Northwestern on Oct. 15 ... also had 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to open second half ... finished with 113 yards on two kickoff returns to become only second player in school history to twice have 100-plus yards in two statistical categories in same game (also Leroy Keyes, once in 1967 and once in 1968) ... caught 39-yard touchdown pass vs. Michigan State on Nov. 5.
2004: Appeared in all 12 games, including two starts ... ranked third on team with 38 receptions for 584 yards (15.4 average) and three touchdowns ... rushed seven times for 85 yards (12.1 average) with one touchdown ... returned seven punts for 32 yards (4.6 average) and six kickoffs for 128 yards (21.3 average) ... caught four passes for 60 yards and a touchdown vs. Ball State on Sept. 11 ... also had season-long 53-yard kickoff return in that game ... finished with season-high six receptions for 68 yards vs. Wisconsin on Oct. 16 ... made first career start vs. Michigan on Oct. 23 and had four receptions for 62 yards ... registered career-long 17-yard punt return at Iowa on Nov. 6 ... started vs. Indiana on Nov. 20 and came up with five receptions for season-high 131 yards, including career-long 65-yarder, and a touchdown ... also scored a touchdown on career-best 62-yard rush in that game ... had four receptions for 23 yards vs. Arizona State in Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.
Fork Union: Signed with Boston College in February 2003 before heading to prep school ... four-star prospect by Rivals.com ... caught 30 passes with nine touchdowns ... coach was John Shuman.
High School: Attended Kingsway Regional High School ... ranked as No. 9 wide receiver and No. 75 player in nation by Rivals.com ... caught 28 passes for 460 yards (16.4 average), rushed for 1,977 yards on 218 carries (9.1 average) and amassed 36 total touchdowns as senior ... had 37 receptions for 650 yards (17.6 average), 94 rushing attempts for 1,215 yards (12.9 average) and finished with 28 total touchdowns his junior season ... returned kickoffs and punts ... also participated in basketball and track and field.
Personal: Given name is Dorien Lamar Bryant ... born March 19, 1985 ... organizational leadership and supervision major ... enjoys listening to music, playing all sports and riding his BMX ... member of Purdue track and field team in 2004-05 ... finished first in 200 meters at Gene Edmonds Cup with clocking of 21.81 ... member of 4x400 relay team (also former football players Zach Logan and Ray Williams) that finished seventh at Big Ten Indoor Championships with clocking of 3:15.81.
The Good: Bryant is a quick receiver who creates running room and separation with his sharp cutting skills. He has fine body control, leaping ability and agility.
The Bad: Bryant doesn't show much ability to break tackles. Bryant must prove he can stay on his routes and run precise patterns against physical cornerbacks. Although he usually shows reliable hands, Bryant occasionally drops passes across the middle.
Outlook: Bryant can develop into a slot receiver and returner if he answers questions about his hands and proves he can handle the physical nature of the NFL. He could emerge as a late-round bargain if he improves his strength and route running.
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