8 Things To Know About Seahawks Cornerback Coby Bryant (2022)

In April, the Seattle Seahawks selected former Cincinnati Bearcats cornerback Coby Bryant with the No.109 selection in the 2022 NFL Draft. You may recognize Bryant as the 2021 Jim Thorpe Award winner, given to the nation's best defensive back. Here's some more on number 8.

1. Coby is named after Kobe

Seahawks cornerback Coby Bryant was named after late NBA Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant, with his parents changing the spelling for uniqueness. Coby was born less than a year before the Los Angeles Lakers won the 2000 NBA Championship, the first led by Bryant and fellow Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, leading to a miraculous three-peat from 2000-02. During his time at Cincinnati, the Glenville native and two-time First Team All-AAC selection wore the No.7.

But in the 2021 College Football Playoff Semifinals against No. 8 Alabama, Bryant sported the number worn by his namesake for 10 seasons.

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7️⃣ ➡️ 8️⃣@CBryant2_ is bringing Mamba Mentality to the postseason with a jersey change to honor Kobe Bryant.#Bearcats pic.twitter.com/sSOgQlTufJ

— Cincinnati Football (@GoBearcatsFB) December 27, 2021

Upon arriving in Seattle, Bryant was prepared to ask the Seahawks if he could wear the No. 8 - but instead they asked him to do the honors.

Seahawks CB Coby Bryant said he’d planned to ask if he could wear 8 with the Seahawks but they offered it to him first. The number an homage to Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/xr861OAvCG

— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) May 7, 2022

And Coby is picking Kobe over Lebron.

Appreciate it fam! Lol you know Kobe the real goat bruh. 🤣 https://t.co/OlcxwybPW9

— CB (@CobyBryant8_) April 30, 2022

2. Glenville High: Leaving A Legacy

Coby Bryant is a native of Glenville, located on the East side of Cleveland. Glenville High is not only the alma mater of celebrities like comedian Steve Harvey, and NFL wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. - but also the home of the Bryant brothers. Before Coby patrolled the sidelines, the Tarblooders were led by his big brother Christian. The star safety would go on to start as a true freshman for the Ohio State Buckeyes, earning Second Team All-Big Ten honors in 2012. Bryant would be selected with the No. 241 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. Bryant would play for four teams including two periods with the Arizona Cardinals in his four-year career. Christian battled with injuries throughout, dating back to breaking his leg against Wisconsin in 2012. He would finish his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns in 2017. In 2019, Christian would play for the Birmingham Iron of the Allegiance of American Football (AAF). Coby discussed his brother's tutelage and influence on him during his time at Cincinnati.

"He's been the best big brother I could ever ask for," said Coby, who's 6-1, 190. "Christian taught and still teaches me a lot. Each week I'm asking him something about school or about something on the field. I'm so grateful for my brother."

Christian now gets to watch his brother roam the field for the Seattle Seahawks, providing guidance every step of the way.

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3. Mamba Mentality: Coby on Defense

During his time at Cincinnati, Bryant was a four-year starter, capping his career with 45 passes defended (No. 2 in Bearcats history). Like Kobe, Bryant played hurt - and performed at a high level doing so. In 2018, Bryant played nine games with a cast on his fractured hand, suffered in 2017 versus UCONN. Bryant ranked No.1 in the AAC in interceptions, passes defended, passer rating and completion percentage allowed for the 2021 season. Bryant was selected to First Team All-AAC honors in consecutive seasons.

"I was named after him for a reason," Bryant said in an interview with WCPO in December. "I just try to represent him as well as I can."

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times picked Bryant as a name to watch to help bolster the Seahawks defense in 2022.

4. Baseball Background: Ball Tracking Assistance

While he may be named after late Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant, Coby has used his baseball background to aid him on the football field. As a child, Bryant played baseball as a little leaguer and briefly at Glenville - aiding his ability to field the much smaller ball has helped him nab plenty of interceptions.

In 2021, Bryant discussed his baseball background with Justin Melo of The Draft Network.

"Honestly, I like to give credit and take it back to my baseball playing days," Bryant told Melo. I played some centerfield, first base, and I also pitched a little. I grew up playing baseball my entire life. That's what made catching the football an easier process for me. A baseball is obviously a lot smaller than a football. It taught me how to track the ball in the air. Once that ball's in the air, I'm calling it mine. It's either mine or nobody's. That's the mentality I try to keep with me when the ball's in the air because I know that ball production is so big at the next level. If you can make that many plays on the ball in the NFL, you can become a truly special player."

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5. Ted Ginn: Tarblooders Royalty

As aforementioned, Glenville High is the home of former NFL wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. Bryant played for Ted Sr., where he has served as head coach since 1997. The Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame member coached former Heisman winner Troy Smith; and Bryant becomes his latest NFL addition to his resume. In 2016, Bryant would help lead the Tarblooders to an undefeated 7-0 season in the Senate League at both cornerback and safety. In 2021, Bryant discussed the opportunity to play for one of the nation's most renowned high school coaches.

"Ted Ginn Sr., he has been great all around the program. He's like my uncle, I've been around him since I was like five years old. I've been around Ted (Ted Ginn Jr. NFL wide receiver), Donte Whitner (former NFL safety), Cardale Jones (former NFL quarterback), Marshon Lattimore (three-time Pro Bowl cornerback, New Orleans Saints), Frank Clark (two-time Pro Bowl defensive end, Kansas City Chiefs), Justin Hardee (wide receiver, New York Jets) and a whole bunch of guys that played in the league. It's great all around there. Not only for football, but to see coach Ginn every day doing the things he does for young men on the field and off the field. The high school is excellent in graduating young men, so it is a great school and he's a great coach."

6. Coby & Marshon: Glenville Boys

On October 9, Bryant and the Seahawks will travel to New Orleans to face cornerback Marshon Lattimore and the Saints. The former four-time NFL All-Pro is also a Glenville Tarblooder, and a major factor on Bryant’s play style.

"I model my game after Marshon Lattimore, he's a big brother to me. I've been watching him since I was seven years old, we grew up together so I kind of try to move myself after him," Bryant explained.

(Video) Coby Bryant 🔥 Cincinnati Cornerback Highlights ᴴᴰ

My brother!! Keep going! @shonrp2 https://t.co/k455YtpO6X

— CB (@CobyBryant8_) December 23, 2021

7. Influences: Legion of Boom

Growing up in a football household, Bryant watched plenty of tape - modeling his game after certain players. In addition to his brother Christian, and Lattimore, Bryant spent a lot of time watching the former Seahawks championship "Legion of Boom" secondary. Consisting of legendary Seahawks defensive backs Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor - the Legion of Boom were big contributors for the 2013 Seahawks Championship squad. It was Bryant's father Ronnie that inspired him to watch and study the athletic, hard-hitting secondary.

Coby Bryant grew up idolizing the Legion of Boom. Now he's a Seahawk 🔥

@CobyBryant__7 | @Seahawks

(h/t @gbellseattle) pic.twitter.com/dhbvUzINvj

— NFL (@NFL) April 30, 2022

Funny how things work out. The Seahawks will look to Bryant to force turnovers in the new scheme led by defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt.

8. Man With The Plan: Life After Football

Former Cincinnati Bearcat Coby Bryant saw time immediately as a true freshman, but that didn't interrupt his education. Bryant graduated from Cincinnati in four years, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies. Outside of making it to the NFL, Bryant listed another plan upon graduation.

Next up from @GoBearcatsFB in our Fall 2020 graduate recognition this week are Coby, Darrick, James and Bruno! Congratulations✏️🎓👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/lCN7P8JVT1

— Bearcats SASS (@GoBearcatsSASS) December 10, 2020

Former Seahawk and Legion of Boom member Richard Sherman was announced earlier this offseason as a member of Amazon Prime's Thursday Night Football coverage team. Maybe Bryant can pick up some tips on broadcasting from one of his football influences.

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What number is Coby Bryant on Seahawks? ›

Who is the cornerback for the Seahawks? ›

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Coby Bryant8CB
Artie Burns21CB
Justin Coleman28CB
Xavier Crawford37CB
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Who is number 9 on the Seahawks? ›

Darrell Taylor: ".

How Old Is Coby Bryant? ›

How much money is Kobe Bryant worth? ›

2016 America's Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 Net Worth

Kobe Bryant died January 26, 2020 at age 41 in a helicopter crash, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and 7 other passengers. His net worth at the time of his death was an estimated $600 million.

How tall is Coby Bryant? ›

How many games did Kobe miss in his career? ›

A few years ago, a painful infographic was created by Bill Oram (Twitter account suspended). The graphic showed each injury that Bryant suffered in his career and how long did he miss due to that. In total, the Mamba was sidelined 22 times due to injury trouble.

What drew Locks number? ›

Who is number 7 on Seattle Seahawks? ›

Seahawks QB Geno Smith Ready For First Start In Four Years.

Who is Seahawks 23? ›

Jordyn Brooks OTAs Day 1 Press Conference.

Who Wore 8 for Seattle Seahawks? ›

8 - QB Matt Hasselbeck.

Who is Seahawks #52? ›

Darrell Lamond Taylor (born March 24, 1997) is an American football outside linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Tennessee.

Who is 25 on the Seahawks? ›

Travis Homer is wearing number 25 for the Seahawks in 2022.

Who is #25 on the seahawks this season?

What are the 5 pillars of the Mamba mentality? ›

Kobe Bryant poses in front of the 5 pillars of his legendary mindset – passion, obsession, relentlessness, resiliency, and fearlessness.

What is Kobe's slogan? ›

"Friends come and go, but banners hang forever." We got a good laugh out of it at the time, but it appears Bryant's not messing around with this lonely motto. Thanks to a hawk-eyed NBA fan, it appears Bryant has trademarked on a variation of that phrase for Kobe, Inc.: "Friends Hang Sometimes / Banners Hang Forever."

How old is Coby at the start of one piece? ›

When Coby first appeared in One Piece he was 16, but looked only 12, no older than a small child.

Where is Kobe Bryant buried? ›

Where is Kobe Bryant from? ›

Is Shaq a billionaire yet? ›

The "NBA on TNT" analyst thanked Durant for the compliment and clarified that he is not, in fact, a billionaire. Indeed, Shaq is not a billionaire.

Who is the richest NBA player? ›

Net Worth: $1.5 Billion

Michael Jordan arguably the greatest NBA-player of all time. Michael Jordan's net worth is estimated to be roughly $1.5 Billion dollars, making him the richest NBA-player in the world.

Did Kobe leave his wife money? ›

However, according to TMZ, Kobe's value is actually closer to $150 million, leaving Vanessa with a still-substantial $75 million but a full $105 million less than Rovell's predicted total.

How many touchdowns did Coby Bryant give up? ›

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When he isn't pressured, he completes 76% with 27 touchdowns and just one interception. "In our defense, what we're able to do is based on those two guys being able to lock down their jobs," Tressel said.

Is Coby Bryant related to Kobe Bryant? ›

Yes, Coby Bryant is named after Kobe Bryant even if he has no relation. His parents wanted to honor the former Lakers star while still giving their son a unique spelling so he could carve out his own legacy.

Did Kobe Bryant get drafted? ›

At the age of 17, Kobe was drafted 13th overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft before being traded on draft night to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Who missed the most shots? ›

Kobe Bryant has missed the most career field goals, with 14,481 misses.
NAMEGPFG MISS
Kobe Bryant134614,481
John Havlicek127013,417
Elvin Hayes130313,296
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The Mamba took a combined 8.8 shots a night through his first two seasons, while LeBron was at 22.5. Over the last decade, though, that trend has been vastly different. Kobe has taken 21.5 shots per game during the last 10 years to the 20.3 of James.

How many shots did Kobe shoot a day? ›

When he felt he could be more explosive and quicker, he shed excess weight. He returns every season, honed and increasingly perfected. When Kobe was developing his jumper he'd spend his offseason making 2,000 shots a day.

Who did the Seattle Seahawks draft in 2022? ›

Without further ado, your 2022 Seahawks Draft class: OT Charles Cross, LB Boye Mafe, RB Kenneth Walker III, OT Abraham Lucas, CB Coby Bryant, CB Tariq Woolen, LB Tyreke Smith, WR Bo Melton, and WR Dareke Young.

How much money is Kobe Bryant worth? ›

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Kobe Bryant died January 26, 2020 at age 41 in a helicopter crash, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and 7 other passengers. His net worth at the time of his death was an estimated $600 million.

What pick was Coby Bryant NFL? ›

109 in 2022 NFL Draft. NFL Chief Football Administrative Officer, Football Operations Dawn Aponte announces the Seahawks selection of Cincinnati Bearcats cornerback Coby Bryant in Round 4 with pick No. 109 in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Who did the Seattle Seahawks draft? ›

Seahawks Select Mississippi State OT Charles Cross With 9th Overall Pick. Seattle takes Mississippi State offensive tackle Charles Cross in the 1st round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

How many picks does Seattle have? ›

Seattle will have four top-72 picks, unlike last year when the team had no first-round selections. The team's No. 9 overall pick is its first top-10 pick since general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll's first season back in 2010.

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The best picks in every round of the 2022 NFL Draft
  • Round 1: No. 25 — C Tyler Linderbaum, Baltimore Ravens.
  • Round 2: No. 55 — WR Skyy Moore, Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Round 3: No. 83 — LB Nakobe Dean, Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Round 4: No. 140 — T Zach Tom, Green Bay Packers.
  • Round 6: No. ...
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How many 1st round picks does Seattle have? ›

Seattle spent two first-rounders, including the pick that turned into the No. 10 pick in this year's draft, to acquire safety Jamal Adams from the New York Jets. But after trading Russell Wilson to Denver earlier this offseason, the Seahawks now have the No. 9 pick in the first round.

Is Shaq a billionaire yet? ›

The "NBA on TNT" analyst thanked Durant for the compliment and clarified that he is not, in fact, a billionaire. Indeed, Shaq is not a billionaire.

Who is the richest NBA player? ›

Net Worth: $1.5 Billion

Michael Jordan arguably the greatest NBA-player of all time. Michael Jordan's net worth is estimated to be roughly $1.5 Billion dollars, making him the richest NBA-player in the world.

Did Kobe leave his wife money? ›

However, according to TMZ, Kobe's value is actually closer to $150 million, leaving Vanessa with a still-substantial $75 million but a full $105 million less than Rovell's predicted total.

Will Coby Bryant get drafted? ›

This time, they kick off day three of the 2022 NFL Draft by selecting Cincinnati cornerback Coby Bryant with pick No. 109 in the fourth round. Bryant was a four-year starter for the Bearcats and capped off his collegiate career with a monster season starting opposite Jets first-rounder Ahmad Gardner in 2021.

What picks do the Seahawks have left in 2022? ›

Here's a list of the Seahawks 2022 picks, including their overall spot:
  • Round 1, Pick 9* - Charles Cross, T, Mississippi State.
  • Round 2, Pick 40* - Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota.
  • Round 2, Pick 41 - Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State.
  • Round 3, Pick 72 - Abraham Lucas, T, Washington State.
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Who has the last draft pick 2022? ›

The 49ers made the final pick in the 2022 NFL draft, and Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy is Mr.

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The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2022 NFL Draft with nine picks: one each in the first, third and fourth rounds, and two each in the second, fifth and seventh rounds.

Did the Seahawks get a qb in the 2022 Draft? ›

There were plenty of surprises in the 2022 NFL Draft, but one of the biggest was the Seattle Seahawks not selecting a quarterback in any round.

Who did the Seahawks pick in the first round? ›

Charles Cross came to Mississippi State as a 5-star prospect and is a two year starter in Mike Leach's Air Raid, zone-based run scheme with 22 starts at left tackle.

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