Bryan graduated from Central Bucks West in 1999. He was a three-year starter while playing for Coach Mike Pettine and the Central Bucks West Football team. His teams accumulated a 40-1 record winning three league titles, two district titles, and two state titles. In 1998, Bryan served as a Team Captain and garnered All Conference and All State Honors. He would go on to play fullback for the University of Massachusetts Minutemen, but transferred to Villanova University in 2002 following the events of September 11, 2001. He graduated from Villanova in 2004 and received a commission into the United States Marine Corps. Bryan served in Marine Infantry, Marine Reconnaissance, and as a Marine Raider. He deployed to Iraq, Africa, South East Asia, and Afghanistan. Bryan currently is a business owner in California, has founded and serves as the President of Battle Brothers Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps veterans transition from active duty military into the private sector. He is also an Ambassador for the Marine Raider Foundation. Bryan lives in Carlsbad, California, with his wife, Briar, and two sons.