| Bryan Pickryl
6-5 · 210
Tulsa, Okla. (Jenks)
Athletic and explosive two-year defensive end who started three games in 2003 before his season ended due to injury ... had 10 tackles, two TFLs, one sack, five pressures and a fumble recovery before the injury ... missed the spring season while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery ... played in 12 games and started five as a true freshman in 2002 ... earned a spot on The Sporting News' Big 12 All-Freshman team ... ranked in a fourth-place tie on UT's freshman sacks list (4.5) and eighth on the TFLs chart (eight) ... defensive coordinator Carl Reese called him the "rubber band" because offensive players have such a difficult time knocking him off of his feet ... graduated from high school early, enrolled at UT in the spring of 2002 and participated in spring drills ... was a tremendous student-athlete who earned University honors in his first semester at UT (perfect 4.0 grade-point average) ... was also a two-time member of the UT Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... a 2001 Parade All-America selection.
Started three of the first four contests before sustaining a season-ending should injury during the Tulane game ... posted 10 tackles, two TFLs, one sack, five QB pressures and one fumble recovery in the three games he played ... tied a career-high with four tackles, including two TFLs, a sack and two QB pressures in the season-opener against New Mexico State ... had three tackles against Arkansas and Tulane.
Played in 12 games, including the Cotton Bowl ... started the last four contests and five overall ... missed the Kansas State game ... a Freshman All-Big 12 selection by The Sporting News ... shared UT's Outstanding Defensive Newcomer Award ... registered 30 tackles, eight TFLs (T-No. 8 on UT's freshman list), 4.5 sacks (T-No. 4 on UT's frosh chart) and 11 QB pressures ... also has three pass breakups and a pair of forced fumbles ... key member of a Longhorns defense that led the Big 12 and ranked eighth in the NCAA in pass defense (165.2 ypg.), second in the conference and seventh in the nation in pass efficiency defense (96.1 rtg.), third in the league and eighth in the country in scoring defense (16.3 ppg.) and third in the Big 12 and 16th nationally in total defense (307.7 ypg.) ... opened his career with four tackles against North Texas ... followed that performance with a two-tackle, one-and-a-half sack, three QB pressure effort at North Carolina ... registered three tackles, including a career-high two sacks against Baylor and shared UT's Mike Campbell Defensive Player of the Game honors ... tallied three stops against Texas Tech, including a sack that caused a fumble on the Red Raiders' first play from scrimmage ... racked up three tackles, a forced fumble, one pass breakup and a QB pressure in the Cotton Bowl against LSU ... posted four stops and a TFL against Houston ... had a pair of tackles and QB pressures at Tulane and Nebraska ... also had three stops against Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.
Coached by Allan Trimble at Jenks High ... a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at defensive end and tight end ... a Parade All-America selection at defensive end as a senior ... first Jenks player in school history to earn Parade All-America honors ... tabbed the nation's top defensive end prospect by Student Sports ... helped lead Jenks to its sixth consecutive Oklahoma 6A State Championship, a No. 2 national ranking from USA Today and a perfect 13-0 record in 2001 ... team won the final 38 games and posted a 40-1 record during his career ... a first-team all-state selection and The Daily Oklahoman Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 ... posted 52 tackles, 15 TFLs and seven sacks for a defense that allowed only 16.2 points per game as a senior ... added five receptions for 170 yards and three touchdowns that season ... top game of year was a four-sack performance against Broken Arrow ... registered 53 tackles, 11 TFLs, seven sacks, 14 QB pressures and two blocked kicks as a junior ... missed four games that season with a finger injury ... moved up from the junior varsity prior to the state playoffs as a sophomore and registered four sacks in the final two games of the season as team went on to win the 1999 Oklahoma 6A State Championship ... also played basketball and was a member of the track & field team (300-meter hurdles, high jump).
Born 9/23/83 in Edmond, Okla. ... nickname is "Pick" ... posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in his first semester at UT and was a two-time member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... majored in bio medical engineering ... an avid outdoorsman who lists fishing and hunting among his hobbies.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) Sacks TFL QBP INT PBU FC FR High
2003 3/3 10 (6) 1 (-10) 2 (-14) 5 0 0 0 1 4/NMSU
2002 12/5 30 (11) 4.5 (-25) 8 (-28) 11 0 3 2 0 4/2x
Career 15/8 40 (17) 5.5 (-35) 10 (-42) 16 0 3 2 1 4/3x
4 vs. New Mexico State(So.); Houston (Fr.); vs. North Texas (Fr.)
2 vs. Baylor (Fr.)
Tackles for loss:
2 vs. New Mexico State (So.); at Texas Tech (Fr.); vs. Baylor (Fr.); at North Carolina (Fr.)
3 vs. Tulane (So.); at North Carolina (Fr.)