NFL Draft: Bryan Bresee Sister- Meet Ella, Bailey And Kendall Bresee

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Bryan Bresee and his three sisters grew up in Damascus, Maryland. His older sister Kendall Bresee is a former basketball player.

The defensive tackle of Clemson University, Bryan Bresee, was tipped for success from a young age. In 2020, he was named the No. 1 overall player by 247Sports. 

Coming from a gifted athletic family, Bryan is the third child of Rich and Meghan Bresee. His dad is a former collegiate player at James Madison University, and his mother is an All-America basketball player. 

Bryan Bresee Pictured With His Family Honoring His Late Sister Ella
Bryan Bresee Pictured With His Family Honoring His Late Sister Ella (Source: Instagram)

2022 was a tragedy-filled year for Bryan and his family. His youngest sister, Ella Bresee, passed away after an 18-month battle with brain cancer, which had an impact on his game. 

But the NFL prospect was still able to make a second-team All-ACC Selection. Trained by the veteran football coach, Dabo Swinney, Clemson University expects Bresee to be a first-round pick in the upcoming 2023 Draft. 

Bryan Bresee Three Sisters 

Bryan Bresee grew up with three sisters, supportive of his footballing dream. 

The future NFL star is a younger brother to Bailey and Kendall Bresee, and he was an older brother to Ella Bresee.

Recently, at NFL Combine, Bryan talked about his little sister and the impact she had on his football career.

Bailey Bresee Is A Graduate Of Randolph-Macon College

Bryan Bresee’s older sister Bailey Bresee is one of the family members with a history of sports. 

The oldest of the bunch, Bailey, was a basketball player at Urbana High School. A graduate of Randolph-Macon College, she currently resides in Urbana, Maryland.

The 26-year-old is available on Instagram with the username @baileybreseewilkes, where she has dedicated posts to her family, including her husband and daughter.

Bailey Bresee Pictured With Her Husband Michael And Their Daughter
Bailey Bresee Pictured With Her Husband Michael And Their Daughter (Source: Instagram)

Bailey graduated from Urbana in 2014.

After graduating from Randolph-Macon College in 2018, Bailey seems to have met her love of life. Bailey crossed paths with her current partner and husband, Michael Wilkes, in 2018.

One of their first snaps as a couple came in 2018, with Bailey sharing a series of photos of her and Michael on his 31st birthday celebration. Michael is a lead manager at T. Rowe Price and is a Towson alum.

The couple was engaged in 2019 and tied the knot a year later in July 2020. And a year after their marriage, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, Callie Flynn, on August 25, 2021. 

Kendall Bresee Is A Former Mount St. Mary’s Athletics Basketball Player 

Bryan Bresee’s second elder sister Kendall Bresee was a star basketball player at St. Mary’s. 

Like her younger brother, Kendall had earned a name for herself as an athlete. 

Born on August 5, 1998, Kendall Bresee is three years older than her brother, Bryan. Before joining Mount St. Mary, she played for George Washington and transferred in the 2018-19 season.

Kendall Bresee Pictured In 2019 Playing For St. Mary
Kendall Bresee Pictured In 2019 Playing For St. Mary (Source: Instagram)

During her time at St. Mary’s, Kendall was named Northeast Conference Player of the Year in the 2020 season, and a year later, in 2021, she was named First Team All-NEC performer. 

Like Bailey, Kendall graduated from Urbana High School. Along with following her basketball dreams at St. Mary’s, she graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. She also has an MBA degree. 

Kendall works as a Business Associate at DraftKings, having joined them as a Sales Specialist in 2022. She had previously worked as a sales associate at Under Armour in 2020. 

Kendall is available on Instagram with the username @kendallbresee and also has a TikTok handle, where she shared a video of them celebrating Ella’s 16th birthday earlier this year in March. 

Ella Bresee Fought 18-Month Battle With Cancer 

The youngest sister of Bryan Bresee, Ella Bresee, will always be remembered for her bravery and courageous attitude. 

Born on March 12, 2007, Ella was the apple of the eye of the Bresee family. A normal teenager, Ella was diagnosed with a severe form of brain tumor in 2021.

Bryan Bresee Sister Ella Bresse Pictured In 2022 During A Family Event
Bryan Bresee Sister Ella Bresse Pictured In 2022 During A Family Event (Source: Instagram)

By the time she underwent radiation treatment, the tumor had spread to the back of her brain.

Despite going through 30 rounds of radiation and four months of chemo, she still hoped to return to high school and play basketball. 

But sadly, Ella lost her fight with cancer and passed away on September 15, 2022. Before her demise, Ella was honored by her high school in a ceremony attended by all her family members. 

The brother-sister duo story was previously featured on ESPN College Football channel, with emotional Bresee talking about Ella and her fight with cancer.

Bryan Bresee Family Life 

Bryan Bresee, with his sisters, lived a fun-filled family life in Maryland. 

The Clemson alum, Bryan Bresee, has long been a top prospect in college football. The only son of Richie and Meghan Bresee, Bryan has been in the limelight since day one. 

From L To R: Bailey with her daughter, Michael, Ella, Bryan, Kendall, Meghan And Richie Pose For A Family Picture In 2022
From L To R: Bailey with her daughter, Michael, Ella, Bryan, Kendall, Meghan, And Richie, Pose For A Family Picture In 2022 (Source: Instagram)

His dad, Richie, had an important role to play in Bryan’s likeness to continue to play the sport at a higher level. Speaking to The Clemson Insider in 2019, Richie said he was happy to send his son off to Clemson. 

Bryan’s mother, Meghan, was a collegiate basketball player at Federick Community College and winner of the Maryland Junior Championship in 1992. 

Speaking to Penn Live in 2018, the Bresee family talked about Bryan and his childhood days. And one thing clear from the interview was that the family dynamic propelled Bryan to his football success. 

Sriyukta Pradhananga
Sriyukta Pradhananga

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