bryantKelvin Bryant

Kelvin Leroy Bryant, a Tarboro native, played basketball, football, and baseball, and ran track at Tarboro High School before graduating in 1979. As a junior, he was the North Carolina high school champion in the 100 yard dash. He ran for over 1400 yards in both his junior and senior years and scored 24 touchdowns his senior year. At UNC Kelvin was called “the finest back in college football” and was a Heisman candidate in 1981. As a Tar Heel, he rushed for over 1,000 yards three consecutive years, scoring 18 touchdowns his senior year. He was three-time All ACC tailback. He has been recognized as one of the 50 greatest football players ever to play in the ACC. Bryant was drafted to the US Football League and began his professional career for the Philadelphia Stars. He was recognized as the USFL Player of the Year and as MVP in 1983. As a Washington Redskin, Kelvin scored 20 touch-downs in 46 games. Kelvin married Teresa DeLoatch of Princeville and they have two daughters.

Inducted into Hall of Fame 2008