Bryan grew up playing travel soccer, but didn’t start playing football until his senior year at Walton High School in Marietta, where he learned to kick and punt. After playing only one season as the kicker/punter at Walton, Bryan signed a scholarship to Carson-Newman University, ultimately becoming a four-year starter, with three of those years as being selected for All-Conference. To this day, he still remains in the top five in several school record categories. During his summers, Bryan worked as a kicking camp instructor at Auburn, the University of Kentucky, Georgia Tech, and Appalachian State. After college, Bryan had received some looks from the NFL, CFL, and Arena Football League.

Bryan and his wife of 23 years, Kim, have two sons, Brock and Hudson, both of which are kickers. Hudson, the oldest of the two, just committed to kick and punt at Samford University in Birmingham Alabama. #kickerlife