Five things you should know about Bryan Bresee


Bryan Bresee was a highly rated recruit, earning the distinction of being the top recruit in the nation out of high school in Damascus, Maryland.

Despite offers from top programs like Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia, he ultimately chose to play for the Clemson Tigers.

During his high school career, he amassed an impressive 134 tackles and 35 sacks and was named a first-team USA Today All-American twice.

Bresee's time at Clemson was marked by injuries, with a torn ACL ending his 2021 season after just four games.

He played in only 10 games in 2022 due to a severe case of strep throat that led to a kidney infection and hospitalization.

Despite these setbacks, he made 21 starts in 26 college games, and there is little indication that his past health issues will affect his future performance in the NFL.

As a freshman at Clemson, Bresee had an impressive start to his college career.

He was named the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year, recording four sacks, a forced fumble, two pass breakups, and a safety in 12 games, including 10 starts.

Bresee's motivation on the field is driven by tragedy off the field. In September, his 15-year-old sister passed away after battling an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Bresee dedicated his performance during a win over Wake Forest to his sister and wore "Ella Strong" shirts during the Furman game, as did players and members of the Clemson staff.

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