State college notebook: East Central's Armonty Bryant invited to NFL Combine

Defensive end will play in Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge on Saturday in Allen, Texas
By Scott Munn Published: January 30, 2013

East Central defensive end Armonty Bryant is getting a couple chances to raise his stock as a draftable player. Bryant has received an invitation to the NFL Combine, which is Feb. 23-26 in Indianapolis. He will also play in the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge at 2 p.m. Saturday in Allen, Texas. Bryant, a Wichita Falls native, will play for Texas.

“Going to the NFL Combine has been a goal of mine,” Bryant said. “So when I got the news, it was a dream come true. It's a great feeling.”

Bryant is a Division II All-American and two-time Oklahoman State College Defensive Player of the Year selection. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder finished his collegiate career with school-record 27.5 sacks. As a senior, Bryant had 54 tackles, 17.5 of those for minus-115 yards. He added four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a game-winning touchdown.

Bryant said he has talked to scouts from several teams. Now that he has an invite to the Combine, Bryant might bypass a pro day at a local university.

“I really haven't decided yet,” he said. “Right now, I'm getting ready for the Combine by working out, trying to get a lot stronger.”


*The Northeastern State women's basketball team is tough. The RiverHawks are 13-5 overall and 8-2 in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association; they have four conference wins against ranked opponents, all from Kansas: No. 9 Washburn, No. 10 Fort Hays State, No. 18 Pittsburg State and No. 21 Emporia State.

*Rogers State senior Logan Froese reached 1,000 career points. The Claremore product hit the mark during a 79-70 victory over Mid-America Christian, collecting 18 points and 10 rebounds. Barring injury, Froese should become Rogers State's all-time scorer for women's basketball. The record holder is Hunter Peterson, who had 1,132 points over the 2007-2011 seasons.

*Mid-America Christian picked up a historic win. The Evangels beat tradition-rich Oklahoma City U. for the first time, 81-74; it was Mid-America Christian's first victory over OCU since joining the NAIA in 2007. The game featured 11 ties and 15 lead changes. Charlie Shorter hit six 3-pointers and finished with 27 points for the winner.

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