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David Bruton Jr.
S #30
Height:
6-2
Weight:
217
Age:
27
College:
Notre Dame
Hometown:
Miamisburg, Ohio
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
4
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 92 78 14 0.0 0 6 1 -2 -- 0 0 1 2
2014 DEN 9 0 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 DEN 16 0 23 18 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 DEN 16 0 5 5 0 0.0 -- 1 1 -2 -2 -2 0 0 --
2011 DEN 15 1 21 19 2 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 DEN 16 2 25 21 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2009 DEN 14 1 14 12 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 IND W 31-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 KC W 24-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @SEA L 20-26 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 ARI W 41-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @NYJ W 31-17 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 SF W 42-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 SD W 35-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @NE L 21-43 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @OAK W 41-17 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @STL L 7-22 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 MIA W 39-36 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BRUTON JR. AT A GLANCE:
• A fifth-year safety who played 77-of-80 possible regular-season games during his first five NFL campaigns, ranking second on the Broncos with 39 special-teams tackles during that span.
• Voted a season captain for the first time of his career in 2013, and tied for second on the team with seven special-teams tackles.
• Appeared in all 16 regular-season games in 2012, leading the Broncos in special-teams plays (376) and being named a third alternate for the AFC Pro Bowl squad as a special-teamer.
• Played 15 regular-season games (1 start) in 2011, ranking third on the team with eight special-teams tackles, before opening both playoff games at free safety and tying for the club lead with 15 defensive stops.
• Saw action in all 16 games (2 starts) for Denver in 2010, recording 14 tackles (12 solo) and a pass breakup on defense along with a career-high 12 tackles and two fumble recoveries on special teams.
• 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 single-season 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.

BRUTON AT A GLANCE:
• A fifth-year safety who played 77-of-80 possible regular-season games during his first five NFL campaigns, ranking second on the Broncos with 39 special-teams tackles during that span.
• Voted a season captain for the first time of his career in 2013, and tied for second on the team with seven special-teams tackles.
• Appeared in all 16 regular-season games in 2012, leading the Broncos in special-teams plays (376) and being named a third alternate for the AFC Pro Bowl squad as a special-teamer.
• Played 15 regular-season games (1 start) in 2011, ranking third on the team with eight special-teams tackles, before opening both playoff games at free safety and tying for the club lead with 15 defensive stops.
• Saw action in all 16 games (2 starts) for Denver in 2010, recording 14 tackles (12 solo) and a pass breakup on defense along with a career-high 12 tackles and two fumble recoveries on special teams.
• 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 single-season 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.

Bruton's Single-Game Highs
(Postseason in parentheses)
Tackles — 6, twice, last at Arizona, 12/12/10 (8 vs. Pittsburgh, 1/8/12). Interceptions — 1 at Kansas City, 11/25/12 (none). Interception return yards — -2 at Kansas City, 11/25/12 (none). Passes Defensed — 1, six times, last at Kansas City, 11/25/12 (1 vs. Pittsburgh, 1/8/12). Special-teams tackles — 3 at N.Y. Giants, 9/15/2013 (none).

2013: Bruton, who was elected as a team captain prior to the season by his teammates, played all 16 regular-season games for the second consecutive season... Made a career-high 16 defensive tackles and tied for second on the team with seven special-teams tops. Blocked a punt that led to a Broncos’ touchdown two plays later and added a quarterback hit vs. Bal. (9/5)... Tied for the team lead with a career-best three special-teams stops at NYG (9/15)... Accounted for the game’s second-longest play with a 35-yard run on a fake punt vs. Jac. (10/13)... Led the team with two special-teams tackles vs. K.C. (11/17)... Tied for the team lead with five tackles at Oak. (12/29)... Played all three playoff games.

2012: Bruton played all 16 games for the second time in his career and was named a third alternate to the AFC Pro Bowl squad as a special-teamer... Contributed two solo tackles and one interception (-2 yds.) on defense in addition to three special-teams stops... Deflected a Shane Lechler punt in the third quarter vs. Oak. (9/30) to give Denver possession inside the red zone... Recovered an onside kick to seal the victory for Denver at Cin. (11/4)... Made his first career interception, picking off former Notre Dame and Broncos teammate Brady Quinn to close Denver’s win at K.C. (11/25).

2011:
Bruton played 15 games (1 start) in the regular season and totaled 13 solo tackles on defense in addition to eight special-teams stops which ranked third on the club... Opened both of Denver’s playoff games, tying for the team lead with 15 defensive tackles (11 solo) and adding a pass defensed.

2010: Bruton played all 16 games (2 starts) and totaled 14 tackles (12 solo) and one pass defensed on defense... Finished second on the club with 12 special-teams stops and recovered two fumbles on special-teams units... Deflected a punt and recorded a season-high two special-teams stops vs. Stl. (11/28)... Started Games 12-13 in place of injured safety Brian Dawkins.

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... Played 12 games (11 starts) as a junior for Notre Dame and led the team with three interceptions.

PERSONAL: Bruton attended Miamisburg (Ohio) High School, 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... Majored in both political science and sociology at Notre Dame... Worked as a substitute teacher in his hometown of Miamisburg during the 2011 offseason... David Lee Bruton was born on July 23, 1987, in Winchester, Ky.

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