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45  Bryson Studnicka
Bryson Studnicka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clay Center, Neb.

High School:
Clay Center

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 247

Position:
H-Back


UW This Season: A physical blocker, Bryson Studnicka enters the fall as UW's starting H-Back. He spent his first two seasons in the Cowboy program as a reserve linebacker, but his junior season he was switched to the offensive side of the ball when the Cowboy coaching staff decided to add an H-Back/fullback position.

2010: Studnicka made the move to Wyoming's offense as a junior to serve as UW's H-Back/fullback. He appeared in all 12 games and made six starts while blocking for running back Alvester Alexander, who earned Honorable Mention All-Mountain West honors with 792 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. Studnicka rushed three times for 10 yards and caught seven passes for 70 yards on the season. He caught three passes for 11 yards versus Air Force, and had two receptions for 26 yards at BYU.

2009: Studnicka was a backup at the "Buck" outside linebacking position as a sophomore. He also contributed a great deal on special teams. On the year, he played in all 13 games and recovered one fumble against TCU.

2008: Studnicka played in five games as a redshirt freshman. He was credited with four total tackles and one tackle for a loss. His best game of the season was against Bowling Green, making two tackles, including one tackle for a loss. He enjoyed an impressive 2008 spring camp, earning the No. 3 spot at "Buck" linebacker behind senior Mike Juergens and junior Matt Barella.

2007: Redshirted.

High School: Studnicka was one of the most versatile athletes in Wyoming's 2007 recruiting class. He earned All-State honors as a defensive end from the Omaha World-Herald his senior year, and was an All-State tight end and defensive end selection by the Lincoln Journal-Star. He earned All-District honors as a defensive end, tight end and punter. Studnicka was named team captain of Huskerland Prep's All-Star Team. He was also named the Clay County Player of the Year. His Clay Center High team ranked third in the Class D-2 team standings, and won its District Championship. As a junior, Studnicka earned First Team All-State honors as a defensive end and First Team All-District as a defensive end, tight end and punter. He was elected a team captain as both a junior and senior. Studnicka was also a team captain in basketball, and earned First Team All-State honors both years. He placed second at the state track championships in the discus his senior season and third as a junior. Off the field, he was a member of the National Honor Society as a sophomore, junior and senior. He was also his class president both his junior and senior years. He was coached in high school by head football coach Steve Johnson. Studnicka was also recruited by Kansas State, Nebraska and Ohio.

Personal: Born March 17, 1988, he is the son of Julie and David Studnicka. He has two older sisters and one younger sister. All three of his sisters played or are playing college volleyball. His oldest sister, Bridget, played at the University of Alabama. Brandice played at West Virginia, and his younger sister, Brendell, is playing at South Carolina State. His mother, Julie, was also a college athlete, running track at Wayne State in Nebraska. She is now a high school volleyball and track coach. Studnicka graduated with his bachelor's degree in criminal justice in May and is currently taking graduate course at UW.

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