A Visit with Red Bryant

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That Joseph Anthony “Red” Bryant wore the same #79 jersey number as Jacob Green while with the Seahawks is no coincidence. Bryant is married to Janelle Green, Jacob’s daughter, which makes Jacob Red’s father-in-law.

As a defensive tackle for the Seahawks for 6 seasons (2008-2013), Bryant had a highlight-filled 2011 season: returning an interception for a touchdown in a game against the Bears in Chicago, setting a team single-season record with 4 blocked kicks, and receiving the team’s Steve Largent Award.

He would go on to play 1 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2014) and 1 season with the Arizona Cardinals (2015) before retiring from the NFL.

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