A to Z with Clif Bryant


Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:52 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:52 p.m.

Clif Bryant

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Trenton senior Clif Bryant likes to fish and hunt when he's not catching.

Erica Brough/Staff photographer

SCHOOL: Trenton

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Catcher

JERSEY NUMBER: 14

HEIGHT: 6-foot

WEIGHT: 225 pounds

A rea baseball player I would pay to watch play: I'd have to say Kirby Snead. He's from Santa Fe and is very good to watch play. He's a pitcher, and he just signed to Florida.

B est sports movie I've ever seen: Bull Durham.

C oach and father Todd Bryant's best words of advice for me: “Stay calm and hit it where it's pitched.”

D inner on an ideal night? LongHorn Steakhouse.



E ating sunflower seeds or chewing gum during a game? Sunflower seeds.

F avorite type of music? Country. Luke Bryan.

G ators baseball is... exciting to watch, even when they're not at their best.

H oisting the state championship trophy this season will take... keeping everybody healthy and focused. If we're healthy and focused, we can beat anybody.

I nteresting thing about me away from baseball: I like to hunt and fish.

J oker on the team? Ozie Parrish and Stephen Smith. Them two together, they do stuff you'd never imagine. They bought a pet duck, like a little baby duck, and brought it to practice the other day. They said if you're having a bad game, you just have to rub the duck.

K eeping the Tigers' 15-game undefeated streak alive is important, because... we're finally getting out what we've put into it. Everybody is staying focused this year, and everybody is getting along. In years past we've always had a knucklehead or two. This group, we've played with almost everybody since T-ball.

L east favorite Trenton sports moment? Probably losing to Chiefland two years ago in the district tournament to get third place.

M ajor League player I model my game after: Chipper Jones and Prince Fielder.

N ickname? Clifford.

O ne person in my life who inspires me most: My dad.

P otential college major? Math.

Q uiet time activity? Most of the time when I'm home, I'm doing something outside or getting ready to go hunting.

R eading the newspaper or going online to get my high school sports coverage: Print paper.

S uperstition I have: Never step on the foul line. That drives me crazy; that's a big one. I also told my mom and dad I wouldn't shave or cut my hair until we lost, and they made me do both. So it's on them if we lose.

T oughest pitch to hit? Change-up.

U niversities or college choice: I signed with Winthrop. It was a small town, and it just felt like I fit in.

V acation spot I love: The camp in Madison. When it's Christmas we'll go up there for two or two and a half weeks.

W hat team will win the 2013 World Series? The Angels.

X box, PlayStation or Wii? Xbox

Y ear I was born: 1994.

Z oo animal I like most: Tiger.

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