51 Nate Bryan
51 Nate Bryan
Height: 6-1
Weight: 255
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Greencastle, Ind.
High School: North Putnam
Position: DL

2014: First-team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference selection...led team with 10 tackles for loss...made 37 tackles on the season...tallied two quarterback hurries and  forced one fumble...tied career high with nine tackles in home win over Hanover (11/15)...matched tackle performance in NCAA Division III first-round playoff game against Wabash (11/22)...recorded four tackles for loss against Hanover...made eight tackles in victory over Earlham (10/11)...started all 11 games for team that won HCAC title.

2013: Earned honorable mention All-HCAC honors after recording 15 tackles for loss as a sophomore...tallied 59 tackles on the season...made a career-high nine stops against Wisconsin-Whitewater (10/30) in a NCAA Division III second-round playoff game...had seven tackles in first-round playoff victory over Washington University-St. Louis (11/23)...recorded seven tackles against rival Hanover (11/16)...made 3.5 sacks on the season...started all 12 games.

2012: Saw significant playing time as a freshman linebacker, appearing in 11 of the team's 12 games...helped defensive unit post back-to-back shutouts against Anderson (10/13) and Rose-Hulman (10/20)...had a season-high five tackles in team's NCAA Division III second-round playoff game against Mary Hardin-Baylor (11/24)...tallied three stops in team's NCAA Division III first-round playoff win at Adrian (11/17)...recorded first career sack in a home conference win against Rose-Hulman (10/20)...had 1.5 sacks against Hanover (11/10) in a win that clinched Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference title...tallied one sack in a home win over Bluffton (11/3)...recorded 30 tackles and had a fumble recovery against Earlham (9/22) and Defiance (10/27).

High school: Was a three-year captain at North Putnam High School under Head Coaches Brian Crabtree and Greg Barrett...named the Putnam County/Banner Graphic Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011...2010 Journal Review Defensive Player of the Year...led team to Putnam County championships during all four seasons and a 2010 sectional, regional and semi-state titles...team won the West Central Conference titles in 2008, 2010 and 2011...named All-Wabash Valley in 2010 and 2011 and participated in the Wabash Valley All-Star Game following his senior season in 2011...2011 North-South All-Star Game participant...earned IFCA All-State honors in 2010 and was named IFCA Junior All-State also in 2010...2011 IFCA Top 50 All-State.

Personal: Majors in secondary education in social studies…son of Tony and Leesa Bryan...younger brother Grant is a member of the football team...Lambda Chi Alpha.