HAWAII GROWN: ASU’s Bryant tears ACL

Arizona State defensive back Joey Bryant, a 2009 Saint Louis alum, is the only Sun Devil to intercept a pass and record a sack this season. Photo courtesy ASU Athletics.

Arizona State defensive back Joey Bryant, a 2009 Saint Louis alumnus, will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury during practice last Tuesday.

Bryant, who started the first three games of the season, had 15 tackles and is still the only Sun Devil to record both a sack and an interception this season.

Arizona State coach Todd Graham confirmed the ACL tear to reporters after Saturday’s 34-24 loss to Stanford. Bryant told the Star-Advertiser last Tuesday he had injured himself during practice that day.

Bryant joined the football team after competing in track last spring and earned a scholarship just before the start of the season.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound junior picked off a pass in his first D-I game against New Mexico State and had a career-high seven tackles against San Diego State.

Bryant transferred to ASU on a track scholarship from Mt. San Antonio College.


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