David Bruton (American football)
|No. 30 Denver Broncos|
|Position:||Safety / Special teamer|
|Date of birth:||July 23, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Winchester, Kentucky|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||217 lb (98 kg)|
|High school:||Miamisburg (OH)|
|NFL draft:||2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 114|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014|
|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.
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.
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 bachelor's degree, majoring in political science and sociology.
|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|
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.
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.
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.
- "David Burton Draft Profile", NFLDraftScout.com, retrieved December 18, 2009
- Farrar, Doug. "Broncos' Bruton spending the lockout as a substitute teacher". Shutdown Corner Blog. Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 24 May 2011.