Bryan Braman is one of those athletes whose presence can be quite intimidating especially when they appear in public. Professionally, he is known as a football player of American Nationality who played the defensive end position for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). Before opting out for a career as a professional sportsman, he worked briefly as a model while he played football in high school. But by the time he got to Long Beach City College, his mind was made up. Subsequently, the Houston Texans signed him as an undrafted free agent. More interesting details to follow.
Bryan Braman – Bio
Bryan Braman was born in Spokane, Washington, United States, on the 4th of May 1987. Becoming an athlete was somewhat expected due to his family heritage as most of his family members are really tall or were involved in athletics during their younger days. His mother, Tina Braman- Fields, was a sportswoman, a skilled sprinter who held a school record in the 100 meters category. She was also part of a state champion track team made up of four girls. In addition, his grandfather (Ivan Cecil Braman) from his mother’s side was a very tall man who stood at a colossal height of 7 feet 4 inches paired with a 365 pounds weight.
By the time Bryan Braman was in high school he joined the football team as well as the track and field team. Due to his height and body structure, his football teammates nicknamed him, “athletic freak” while his track and field coaches expected him to choose becoming an Olympic athlete but he later decided to settle for a career in football. On the pitch during games on the gridiron, Bryan would usually pull off an impressive backfield run untouched to tackle ball-carriers.
After graduating from high school he moved to the University of Idaho where he played one season of football. He then moved to Long Beach City College before transferring to the West Texas A&M University to continue and complete his higher education and collegiate football.
Professional Football Career
As at the time he completed college in 2011, Bryan Braman was undrafted. However, he got signed by the Houston Texans on a two-year contract which ended in 2013. Whilst on the Texans team, he quickly became a favorite player especially in the 2011 season’s match against the Tennessee Titans. In the game, he did well to launch a decisive tackle against punt returner, Marc Mariani, without a helmet on. In 2012, he recorded a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts and became a favored alternate pro bowl.
After the expiration of his contract with the Texans, Bryan was signed to a two-year deal worth $3.15 million with the Philadelphia Eagles on the 12th of March, 2014. He then moved to the New Orleans Saints on the 23rd of August 2017. Unfortunately, an injury caused him to be placed in the injured reserve list just after one month with the team. On the 9th of September 2017, he was released from his contract with the Saints.
Luckily for Braman, his former team, Philadelphia Eagles called him back and he was signed on the 12th of December 2017. With him, the Eagles managed to reach the Super Bowl LII. With just one tackle recorded by Bryan, the team sadly lost the match with the end score of 41-33 against the New England Patriots.
Currently, Bryan Braman’s annual salary is stated at $900,000 coming after the one-year contract he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. Moreso, considering the fact that he remains an undrafted player he hasn’t been able to earn as high as some of his counterparts in the NFL who were drafted early in their careers. This has thus placed his estimated net worth at $3,012,500, a figure that is still impressive and can equally afford him a good level of luxury as he so desires.
Family – Wife, Girlfriend, Kids
Some football players are known to be very open about their personal lives while some are very private about their personal lives, Bryan Barman happens to be one of those private athletes. When it comes to his personal life he hasn’t revealed much about his relationships. Notwithstanding, though he has never been married, it is reported that he is the father of two beautiful daughters, Blakely Braman and Marlowe Braman, whose mother is simply known as Jimmi.
One thing that is synonymous with a good number of top American footballers is that they are usually huge and buff. The nature of the game is one which has players run into one another most of the time in a hustle for touchdowns thus the need for strength and stamina. When it comes to Bryan Braman who stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m), paired with a muscular build and a weight of 241 lbs (109 kg) we can imagine that he naturally intimidates his peers as well as people around him just by his mere presence.