BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Jarod Bryant has succeeded in whatever he has done - whether it be on the football field, the classroom, in the air, as a father and a husband. He has excelled in all areas of his life and the foundation of it all is the time he spent on the gridiron.
“Football taught me so much about life,” said Bryant. “At the time I was playing in high school at Hoover I may not have realized the impact football would have in my life, but now as a a Marine pilot in the U.S. Navy I know exactly where I learned to be successful. And that was on the football field.”
Bryant won three state title at Hoover, along with a Mr. Football award winner in 2004. He would go onto to play and graduate at the U.S. Naval Academy and then serve his country as a Marine pilot.
Bryant has been deployed four times, once in Afghanistan, then in Iraq and two times in Spain helping the mission in Africa. He flies the MV 22 Osprey and serves with the rank of Major.
He played in three Army vs. Navy games, which is also scheduled to be played this weekend. He is a husband and father of three. He is an American Hero.