91 Bryant Dieffenbacher
91 Bryant Dieffenbacher
Height: 6-3
Weight: 290
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ashtabula, OH
High School: Ashtabula
Position: DL
Years at Yale: **
Notes: Dominating defensive player ... Has gained 50 pounds since coming to Yale ... One of the strongest players on the team ... Will return for a fifth year because of medical waiver ... 2003: Honorable Mention All-Ivy ... Named the New Haven Gridiron Club Defensive Player of the Year ... Named Yale's defensive lineman of the game three times ... Registered 26 tackles (11-15-26) on the year ... Also had 1.5 tackles-for-loss ... Best game came against Princeton, when he registered six tackles and also recovered the game-winning fumble in the second overtime ... 2002: Tore his ACL during second week of the season ... Against San Diego, recorded three solo tackles, including two tackles for a loss, and a sack to earn Yale's Defensive Lineman of the Week honors ... 2001: Played in all nine varsity games ... Saw time at defensive tackle and also on special teams ... 2000: Played in one varsity game (Columbia) and all the JV contests ... At Ashtabula High School: Four-sport athlete earning letters in football, basketball, and track ... Captained football and basketball teams ... Football and basketball teams were City Series Champions ... Was first-team All-County, first-team All-District, honorable mention All-Ohio, and All-League ... Team Defensive MVP, first-team News Herald All-Star ... Phi Beta Kappa Award, National Honor Society president, and high school class valedictorian ... Received five academic college scholarships ... Personal: Bryant Albert Dieffenbacher, born Feb. 22, 1982 ... Son of Bill and Linda Dieffenbacher ... Economics major who works in the Yale Admissions Office during the off-season.