WVU Football – Adds Two

Vanderbilt football team headshots. (John Russell/Vanderbilt University)#89 Darien Bryant: Thanks to the Vanderbilt website:

2013 Bryant saw action in three games as a reserve defensive end… Did not register any defense statistics in limited roles against Austin Peay, UMass and UAB.

2012 Saw action in nine games in first season as contributor… Utilized in passing situations as rush end… Enjoyed most action early in season when coaches rotated five DEs… Ended season with pair of tackles, including a quarterback sack in victory over Presbyterian.

2011 Bryant did not play as a true freshman, working as a defensive end and tight end at practice.

High School: Started as TE and DE as a senior at Pickerington North after lettering two years at nearby Reynoldsburg HS… Ranks among top TEs in Ohio… Playing in eight games as a senior, continued 46 total tackles, seven QB sacks, 14 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and an INT as DE…

Posted 18 receptions for 248 yards and a TD as TE, helping to lead the Panthers to 6-4 record… Named first team all-conference and honorable mention All-State as senior… Played varsity hockey as sophomore and junior at Reynoldsburg.

Bryant #89 is listed on WVU Roster at being 6’4”, 230 lbs and at TE/FB. I looked for some recent video of him at Vanderbilt but there was none. I chose not post his high school video since he had not played high school football since 2010.

riddick-shaquille#4 Shaquille Riddick: The following is from WVUSPORTS.com player profile:

Riddick is listed as a defensive lineman at 6’6”, 244 lbs.

2013 (Jr.):

FCS All-America selection at defensive end by eight different services.

Finished fifth in voting for the Buck Buchanan Award – given annually to the top defensive player inFCSNamed FCS Co-Performer of the Year at Defensive End by College Football Performance Awards following theseasonAll-Big South Conference first-teamPlayed in 11 games and started 10Had a team-leading 8.5 sacks, 19 tackles for loss and 17 quarterback hurries

No. 2 nationally in tackles for loss and No. 19 in sacks

No. 1 in the Big South Conference in sacks and tackles for loss and No. 11 in tackles

Third on the Bulldog defense with 67 tackles, including 31 unassisted tackles

Also had a forced fumble and a pass breakup

2012 (So.):

Played in 11 games and made six starts at defensive end

Led the Big South Conference with 10 quarterback pressures

Had 37 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks

2011 (Fr.):

Played in eight games, seeing action on special teams and as a reserve defensive end

Finished the year with six total tackles

High School:

Played defensive line for coach Ricky Powers at Buchtel (Ohio) High

Helped Griffins to an 11-4 record and a runner-up finish in the Ohio Division III State Championship Game

Team won back-to-back City Series Conference titles

Earned honorable mention Associated Press All-District honors in 2010

Collected 75 total tackles and 10 sacks on the season

Forced one fumble

Had two sacks in the state title game

Riddick’s Garden-Webb video:

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