|Hometown:||Spring Branch, Texas|
|High School:||Smithson Valley HS|
In 2008: Set a school record with 32 appearances out of the bullpen a season ago which also led the Southland Conference ... Is now sixth with 35 career appearances for the Islanders ... Finished with a 3-1 record with a pair of saves and a 3.70 earned-run average ... Pitched 1-1/3 innings of scoreless, 1-hit relief agaisnt Texas-Pan American (4/8) for first career win ... Earned first save against UTSA (5/3) tossing 1-1/3 shutout innings ... Tossed a career-high five innings against Lamar (4/20) for his second inning allowing one run on two hits ... Fanned career-best three batters against Central Arkansas (5/11) in 1-1/3 innings.
In 2007: Appeared in one contest as a sophomore tossing one inning ... Allowed one hit and no runs.
In 2006: Played in 15 games for the Islanders both in the field and on the rubber ... Played in 13 games with two starts at second base, while making two appearances on the mound ... Recorded a .211 average at the plate with four RBI and two runs scored ... Pitched 2-1/3 innings on the mound.
In High School: Played for George Procter at Smithson Valley ... Batted .387 and went 11-2 on the mound as a senior when the Rangers went 29-7 and advanced to 5A state semifinals ... Earned-run average of 1.23 was best among starters ... Set record for shutouts in the playoffs with three while posting 0.53 ERA in the postseason ... All-state, all-San Antonio, and all-county as a senior ... Received all-district honors final three seasons and was academic all-district twice.
Personal: Born Bryant Sparkman on March 8, 1987 in New Braunfels ... Son of Sidney and Alysha Sparkman ... Has a brother Brady ... Major is communication.