A former Clemson Tigers quarterback who was replaced by Trevor Lawrence is now looking to become a WWE wrestler.
According to Adam Rittenburg of ESPN, Kelly Bryant is among 50 college athletes who will try out for the promotion before WrestleMania weekend in Los Angeles.
Bryant was the starting QB for Clemson in 2017 and helped fire the program to the ACC Championship before they lost to Alabama in the College Football Playoff semis.
Lawrence, who now plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL, was made a starter over Bryant as a freshman in 2018 and eventually led the Tigers to a championship.
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Bryant had a decent first year as a starter, throwing for 2,802 yards, 13 touchdowns, and eight interceptions while rushing for 665 yards and scoring 11 TDs himself.
He was unfortunate to suffer a concussion the following year, leaving Lawrence to step in as the undisputed starter after sharing playing time just about evenly.
Bryant transferred to Missouri for his senior year, playing in the CLF and Fan Controlled Football League thereafter.
WWE, meanwhile, has been using college sports to scout talent after launching its own NIL program (Next In Line) in 2021. And Bryant will hope to earn himself a wrestling contract after becoming one of 50 athletes to make it to the tryout.
The 26-year-old, who stands at 6ft 4in and weighs 225 pounds, has the physical attributes to make it as a wrestler. He’s definitely one to look out for.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.