David Bruton (American football)

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David Bruton
David Bruton (American football) 2010.JPG
No. 30     Denver Broncos
Safety / Special teamer
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-07-23) July 23, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: Winchester, Kentucky
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Miamisburg (OH)
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 114
Debuted in 2009 for the Denver Broncos
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 88
Interceptions 1
Forced fumbles 1
Pass deflections 6
Stats at NFL.com

David Lee Bruton, Jr. (born July 23, 1987 in Winchester, Kentucky) is an American football safety and special teamer for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted in the fourth round, 114th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.

High school[edit]

Bruton attended Miamisburg High School in Miamisburg, Ohio. As a senior, he recorded 54 tackles, three interceptions and broke up seven passes on defense, while catching 10 passes for 200 yards on offense. He earned All-Division I-II all-area honors from Dayton Daily News and won all-district honors on defense.

College career[edit]

Bruton played four seasons for Notre Dame, playing as a starter in his junior and senior seasons. Bruton finished his career with 214 total tackles and seven interceptions. His best season came as a senior, when he finished second on the team with 97 total tackles and had a team-high four interceptions. In Bruton's final college game, he had an interception in the Hawaii Bowl, helping Notre Dame win its first bowl game since the 1993 season. Bruton graduated from Notre Dame in 2009 with a bachelors degree, majoring in political science and sociology.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 219 lb 4.48 s 1.53 s 2.59 s 4.28 s 6.60 s 41½ in 11 ft 0 in 19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Bruton was selected in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Before the 2009 season, Bruton signed a four-year contract with Denver. Bruton made his first career start on December 20, 2009 against the Oakland Raiders where he recorded 4 tackles. Bruton finished his rookie 2009 season with 14 total tackles. During the lockout he has taken a job as a substitute teacher in Miamisburg Ohio.[3]

Bruton provides the Broncos with depth at the safety position, yet he is mostly used on special teams and is considered one of the best special teamers in the league.

On March 11, 2013, Bruton re-signed with the Broncos on a three-year contract.[4]

Personal[edit]

David blogs on ScoutingTheSports.com.

During the 2011 NFL off-season Bruton served as an elementary and high school substitute teacher in his former school district of Miamisburg Ohio. He obtained a one year license to substitute teach from the Ohio Department of Education.[5]

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