LEXINGTON, S.C. – The 6th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, beginning at 7:30 a.m. It will be held inside the Stadium Club at Lexington County Baseball Stadium (474 Ballpark Road).
Born in Macon, Georgia, Bobby Bryant attending the University of South Carolina to play baseball and football. While at USC, Bryant lettered in both football and baseball for three years and was named the ACC Athlete of the Year in 1966 and ’67. Bryant still holds the record for his 98-yard punt return, the longest in Gamecocks history. The New York Daily and the Detroit Sports Extra named him to their All-America teams.
After college, Bryant was drafted by both the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox but decided to pursue professional football. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round in 1967 and remained with the Vikings for 14 seasons. With the Vikings, Bryant played in 11 divisional title games and is one of 11 people to play in all four of Minnesota’s Super Bowl appearances. Bryant played cornerback as a member of the “Purple People Eaters” defense and is ranked second all-time in interceptions in Vikings history. Bobby has been named one of the 50 greatest Vikings of all time.
Bobby resides in Columbia, South Carolina, with his wife Stephanie, and has three grown children. Bryant was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1979 and is also a member of the state of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.
You don’t want to miss Bobby’s story on what it’s like to be on God’s team and how to have Victory forever!
The Town of Lexington’s Mayor Steve MacDougall will host along with the Lexington County Blowfish organization.