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#49 Bryant Haines
Position: Weakside Linebacker
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 230
Year: Junior
Hometown: Piqua, Ohio
High School: Piqua
Experience: 2 Letters
Bryant Haines
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/03/2006

2008 (Sr.): Played in 13 games his senior season to earn his fourth and final letter as a Cardinal . . . received the Ray Louthen Senior Contribution Award . . . selected as All-MAC third team . . . recipient of the Butkus Award Watch List . . . tied at 27th in the MAC for tackles per game averaging 6.6 . . . ranked 3rd on the team for over-all tackles with 86 total tackles on the season . . . led the team and had a season high 15 total tackles vs. Navy . . . recorded 1.5 sacks for season high at Central Michigan . . . recorded 2 pass break-ups on the season. 

2007 (Jr.): Started all 13 games to earn third letter . . . led Ball State in tackles . . . ranked 36th in the nation with 9.62 tackles per game . . . led or tied for team-high honors in tackles in eight games . . . tallied a season-high 14 tackles vs. Western Kentucky . . . managed the first fumble recovery of his career on the first play of overtime at Navy to set up the Cardinals 34-31 victory . . . led the team in tackles vs. Miami University (9), at Eastern Michigan (12), vs. Buffalo (7), vs. Central Michigan (12), at Indiana (13) and at Northern Illinois (9) . . . tied for team-high honors vs. WKU (14) and at Western Michigan (10) . . . credited with a career-high three tackles for loss at Indiana . . . managed two tackles for loss vs. WKU and vs. Toledo . . . credited with one sack at Indiana . . . recorded his first career interception at Northern Illinois . . . had one pass breakup at Illinois and one vs. Toledo

2006 (So.): Played in eight games to earn second letter . . . started the first six games of the season . . . missed four games with a knee injury, but returned for the final two games of the season . . . ranked sixth on the team in tackles . . . had a season-high 12 tackles vs. North Dakota State . . . managed at least five tackles in six games . . . credited with a sack vs. NDSU and one at Buffalo . . . forced a fumble vs. Northern Illinois . . . credited with at least one tackle for loss in seven games . . . tallied a season-best two tackles for loss vs. NIU

2005 (Fr.): Started all 11 games to earn first letter . . . named to the College Football News Freshman All-America Second Team . . . led the Cardinals in tackles . . . tied for third in tackles for loss . . . had a career-high 16 tackles at Western Michigan . . . managed 11 tackles vs. Toledo and 10 vs. Central Michigan . . . credited with first career sack and first career forced fumble at WMU . . . blocked an extra point attempt vs. Toledo . . . tallied tackles for loss in six games

2004: Redshirted . . . named Ball State’s Bill Meitzler Scout Team Co-Defensive Player of the Year

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in football for Coach Bill Nees . . . two-time All-Greater Western Ohio Conference . . . All-Dayton as a senior . . . all-area second team as a senior . . . managed 35 catches for 700 yards with eight touchdowns plus 95 tackles and four interceptions as a senior . . . had 45 catches for 800 yards with eight TDs and 170 tackles with eight interceptions in his career . . . runner-up for Player of the Year by fanfilemagazine.com . . . SuperPrep.com Preseason All-American . . . Ohio North-South All-Star . . . helped Piqua H.S. to a state runner-up finish as a freshman and a conference championship as a sophomore

Personal: Son of Randy and Michele Haines . . . one brother, Tyler, who played football at Defiance . . . born Oct. 17, 1985, in London, Ohio . . . managed a 3.05 grade-point average on Ball State’s 4.0 scale last spring . . . full name is Bryant Travis Haines.