Competition at Positions Will Continue Throughout Spring Practice and on Into the Fall
Practices Will be in the Mornings and Open to the Public and Media, Spring Game Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m.
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UW Defense and Special Teams Key in Win
UW This Season: Bruce brings great experience and size to the receiving corps. He will battle for playing time at the tight end spot.
2012: In three games, Bruce had one catch for 22 yards. That grab came in the season finale versus San Diego State. He earned his third letter for the Pokes.
2011: Bruce played in seven games, starting two. He moved to receiver after playing on the defensive line in previous seasons. He contributed three catches for 27 yards and one touchdown. His best game came against UNLV, in which he caught a 15-yard TD pass for the Pokes.
2010: Bruce played in the last two games of the season, catching one pass for seven yards versus Colorado State.
High School: Bruce led Campbell County High School of Gillette, Wyo., to the 2008 Wyoming 5A state football championship. Bruce was named to the 2008 Casper Star-Tribune Super 25 team his senior season as a defensive end/wide receiver. He also was a Class 5A First Team All-State selection both as a defensive end and as a wide receiver. Bruce was selected to play for the North Team in the 36th Annual Wyoming North-South Shrine Bowl in Casper, Wyo., on June 13, 2009. During the season, he was credited with 42 total tackles from his defensive end position. Bruce led Gillette in both tackles for losses (13.5) and sacks (six), as well as leading Class 5A in both categories. He also broke up two passes and blocked one kick. Bruce was part of a Gillette defense that ranked No. 1 in Class 5A in total defense (182.7 yards allowed per game), rushing defense (104.2 yards allowed per game) and passing defense (78.5 yards allowed per game). On offense he led the Camels in receptions (25), receiving yards (440) and receiving yards per game (40). He ranked No. 5 in Class 5A in receiving yards per game. Bruce caught four touchdown passes in `08. His senior season, he was elected a team captain of both his football and basketball teams. He was a member of Campbell County's state championship basketball team as a junior. That team posted a 23-3 record, and Bruce earned All-State honors. His sophomore season, Bruce was part of a Campbell County team that captured the 5A football title. He was also a member of the National Honor Society. Bruce played for head football coach Vic Wilkerson at Campbell County High School.
Personal: Born Sept. 29, 1990, he is the son of Sally and Steven Bruce. He has one older brother, Scott, who swam at the University of Wyoming. The younger Bruce was also recruited by Southern Mississippi. Bruce is pursuing a degree in kinesiology and health promotion at UW.