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David Bruton biography

Date of birth : 1987-07-23
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Winchester, Kentucky
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-08
Credited as : Football player NFL, safety for the Denver Broncos, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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David Lee Bruton, Jr. (born July 23, 1987 in Winchester, Kentucky) is an American football safety 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.

• A second-year safety who tied for fourth on the Broncos with nine special-teams tackles and added five defensive stops in 14 games (1 start) as a rookie in 2009.
• Made his NFL starting debut vs. Oakland (12/20/09), registering five tackles (4 solo) and one pass breakup in that contest.
• Started during his final two years at the University of Notre Dame, leading the Fighting Irish with 182 tackles and seven interceptions during that stretch.
• Posted 97 tackles (61 solo) as a senior at Notre Dame that marked the third-highest singleseason total by a defensive back in school history to earn honorable mention All-America recognition from The NFL Draft Report.
• Established himself as one of the top special-teams gunners in the country while appearing in 596 career special-teams plays at Notre Dame.
• Selected by the Broncos in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 7/27/09.

QUICKLY: Bruton is a second-year safety who tied for fourth on the Broncos with nine special teams tackles and added five defensive stops in 14 games (1 start) as a rookie in 2009… Drafted in the fourth round (114th overall) by Denver in the 2009 NFL Draft.

2009: Selected by the Broncos in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Bruton appeared in 14 games (1 start) for the club as a rookie and posted five tackles (4 solo) along with one pass breakup... Tied for fourth on the Broncos with nine special-teams tackles... Notched two special-teams stops at S.D. (10/19), at Bal. (11/1) and vs. NYG (11/26)... Made his first career start vs. Oak. (12/20), replacing Renaldo Hill, and finished the game with five tackles (4 solo) and one pass breakup.

COLLEGE:

Bruton totaled 214 tackles (138 solo), one sack (10 yds.), seven interceptions (77 yds.), 16 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 48 games (24 starts) at the University of Notre Dame... Saw extensive action on special teams, appearing in 596 career special-teams plays during his time at Notre Dame... Started all 13 games as a senior team captain and totaled 97 tackles (61 solo), four interceptions (57 yds.), 10 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries to earn honorable mention All-America honors from The NFL Draft Report... Led Notre Dame with four interceptions and ranked second on the team with 97 tackles that marked the third-best single-season total by a defensive back in school annals... Appeared in 152 plays on special teams... Played 12 games (11 starts) as a junior for Notre Dame and had 85 tackles (55 solo), three interceptions (20 yds.), one sack (10 yds.), five pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... Led Notre Dame with three interceptions... Saw action in 12 games (0 starts) as a sophomore at Notre Dame and posted 18 tackles (12 solo)... Served as the Fighting Irish’s top gunner on special teams, making 113 appearances on special teams... Played 11 games (0 starts) as a freshman at Notre Dame and had 14 tackles (10 solo) along with one pass breakup.

PERSONAL:

Bruton attended Miamisburg High School in Miamisburg, Ohio, where he totaled 112 tackles, 11 interceptions and 470 receiving yards during his final two seasons... Earned All-Division I-II and All-Area honors from the Dayton Daily News as well as all-district accolades as a senior after posting 54 tackles and three interceptions... Received all-conference honors and was a special mention All-Southwest Ohio selection as a junior, posting 58 tackles and eight interceptions that year... Had 200 receiving yards as a senior and 270 receiving yards as a junior... Returned four kickoffs for 164 yards (41.0 avg.) as a senior... Majored in both political science and sociology at Notre Dame...

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