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GET TO KNOW: Defensive end Austin Bryant


Bryant: Most everybody calls me AB. I got that in college and it kind of stuck here too.


Bryant: Pavo, Georgia. It's a small town close to the Florida Georgia line.

If a Lions fan were to come to your hometown, the first place you would take them is ... ?

Bryant: Maryland Fried Chicken. They have the best hot wings in town. I have to go there every time I go home.

College major?

Bryant: Business Management.

Favorite movie?

Bryant: All About the Benjamins.

View photos of Lions' fourth-round pick Austin Bryant from offseason workouts.

Favorite TV show?

Bryant: Scandal.

Favorite emoji?

Bryant: Probably the one with the wrinkle face. I can't even describe it.

Favorite meal?

Bryant: Crab legs.

What would your entrance music be?

Bryant: Key Glock. That's my favorite rapper so one of his songs.

Any hidden talents?

Bryant: I like to think I can sing.

If you weren't playing football, what would you be doing?

Bryant: I would be doing real estate. That's something I love to do. I love watching house-flipping shows, HGTV.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Bryant: Beyond 100 percent brain power.

If you could play any other NFL position, what would you play?

Bryant: Quarterback. I played quarterback growing up. I actually played all through middle school and my ninth grade year. My tenth grade was my first year playing defense.

Favorite place to travel?

Bryant: Well my favorite place that I've been is Dallas. Somewhere I want to go is Greece.

One person you'd like to meet?

Bryant: Barack Obama.

Favorite athlete of all time?

Bryant: When I was coming up, when I was playing quarterback, Cam Newton was my favorite player when he was at Florida and Auburn. Then he went to Carolina, and Carolina was my favorite team growing up. So I would probably say him, which is crazy because I'm in the same league as him now, playing against him.

Favorite thing about Detroit so far?

Bryant: The weather in the summer. Where I'm from and where I went to college, it's probably 100 degrees right now. But up here it's like 65, 70 degrees on a summer day with no humidity.