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Cincinnati Football: Bearcats alumni Coby Bryant, Ivan Pace Jr square off in NFL preseason opener

Cincinnati Bearcats defensive back Coby Bryant during the 2020 AAC championship game.
Cincinnati Bearcats defensive back Coby Bryant during the 2020 AAC championship game. /
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A pair of former Cincinnati Bearcats standouts Coby Bryant and Ivan Pace Jr squared off as the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings met this week.

Bryant compiled four tackles to help the Seahawks secure a 24-13 win in the NFL preseason opener, highlighted by a booming hit in the first quarter.

Pace finished with a team-high six tackles for the Vikings, while fellow Bearcats alum Wilson Huber totaled four tackles in his NFL preseason debut.

There are several former Cincinnati players set to play in the preseason including Bryan Cook, Alec Pierce, Tyler Scott, Tre Tucker and Josh Whyle.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats alumni Coby Bryant, Ivan Pace Jr square off in NFL preseason opener

Bryant took home multiple All-AAC honors in his career at Cincinnati before getting selected in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

During his lone campaign with his hometown program, Pace led the Bearcats with an AAC-best 136 tackles and nine sacks last season.

Pace received a ton of postseason accolades a year ago including AAC Defensive Player of the Year and Associated Press All-American.

The former Colerain High School linebacker finished his career with 306 total tackles, 20 sacks and three forced fumbles in 35 appearances.

Cincinnati Football: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder prepares for upcoming campaign

Atlanta Falcons starting quarterback and former Bearcats star Desmond Ridder is continuing to prepare for the upcoming campaign.

Despite having plenty of room for improvement, the Falcons second-year signal caller earned an opportunity to start moving forward.

Ridder seems headed in the right direction as Atlanta gets ready to play the Carolina Panthers in the season opener on September 10.

The Louisville native became the winningest quarterback in Bearcats school history before being drafted by the Falcons last year.

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