ALLEN, TX --- You've heard of being a small fish in a big pond? Well East Central University's Armonty Bryant, is a 6'4", 250 pound Division II fish in a great big Division I pond. Bryant is one of only three division II players invited to play for Texas in the Texas vs. The Nation All Star game.
"I never had the opportunity coming out of high school to play against that type of talent level. So I feel like I'm really taking that opportunity seriously and I'm going to go out there and show them what I'm really made off," Armonty Bryant said.
Bryant, a defensive end from Wichita Falls, holds the career sack title at ECU and also claimed All-Great American Conference First Team honors, which caught the eyes of Texas vs. The Nation selection committee.
"It was a real big goal of mine and to accomplish it, it meant everything to me. I worked very hard this year and I feel like I deserve some kind of All-Star game and this one I was really looking forward to and I was pretty excited when I got the invite," Bryant said.
Besides being invited to this All-Star game, Bryant has also been invited to participate in the 2013 NFL Combine and he's already getting noticed by plenty of league scouts.
"Seahawks, Raiders, Jaguars, Packers, Titans. A little bit of everyone. Its a dream come true honestly. Growing up, you dream of this when you're little and then finally when you get older, you have this opportunity. Its a tremendous feeling," Bryant said.
Bryant will be showcasing his talent in the Texas vs. The Nation game at Eagle Stadium in Allen, TX on Saturday, February 2nd at 1:30.
"I'm just ready for the opportunity to fill up all these stands and just really showcase my talent," Bryant said.