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#50 - Bruce Collins
2011-12 Football
POS.
DL
HT.
6-3
WT.
280
YR.
Jr.
HOMETOWN
Park Forest, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Rich East
Bruce Collins

2011: Saw action in eight games for Valpo as a junior, making first collegiate start against Morehead State on Oct. 1 ... registered 26 tackles, including 12 solo stops ... had a season-high six tackles against both Franklin (Sept. 3) and Youngstown State (Sept. 10) ... registered a sack against Morehead State ... finished with 3.5 tackles for loss ... intercepted a pass and returned it 74 yards for a touchdown in the season finale at Davidson (Nov. 19).

2010: Appeared in 10 games in a reserve role for the Crusaders as a sophomore ... finished the season with seven total tackles, including four solos ... registered a tackle for loss at Franklin on Sept. 11 ... had 0.5 tackles for loss at Campbell (Nov. 6) ... first collegiate tackle came at Western Illinois (Sept. 2).

2009: Made collegiate debut in the season finale against Morehead State on Nov. 21 ... team’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Marist game ... mainly played on the Crusader reserve team.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Rockets ... a two-time First Team All-South Inter-Athletic Association Conference selection ... twice named to the All-Area Team ... led team to a pair of SICA South titles ... also lettered in basketball.

Personal:  Bruce is the son of Bruce Collins and Bessie Hamb ... majors are sociology and criminology ... born Dec. 18, 1990.

2011-12 Football
1 Devan GadsonDB
2 Alan Porter, Jr.DB
3 Eric SlenkWR
4 Tim BennettWR
5 Kelvin SmarwtWR
6 Jabril BakerRB
7 Dylan SimkinWR
8 Bobby WysockiRB
9 Ben LehmanQB
10 Quinn SchaferQB
11 Nick MalantisQB
12 Steve O'BryantWR
14 Andrew CassaraWR
15 Laurence TreadawayDB
16 Keith LarsonDB
18 Fred GladneyWR
18-D Kevin FergusonDB
19 Eric HoffmanQB
20 Adam WeinelK
21 Dylan StormDB
22 Alex GraskDB
23 John EdwardsDB
23-O Pete RufoWR
24 Taylor DeloyeP
24-O Darelled JonesWR
25 Sterling SummervilleRB
26 Colin BurkeDB
27 Vince SchmidtDB
28 Andrew FletcherRB
29 Hayden HastDB
30 Chrision RasberryDB
30-O Austin PetermanRB
31 Ryan SinghDB
32 Ryan LehrRB
33 Chris GiehonRB
34 Kevin BeckerTE
35 Cody GokanLB
36 Brandon SpinnerDB
37 Mike PandoK
37-D Robert MacariLB
38 Christopher HowardLB
39 Roberto KellyLB
40 Nick MoffittTE
40-D Nate SaariLB
41 Dale CookRB
42 Grant BushongDL
43 Pat DerbakLB
44 Gabe Ali ElRB
46 Eric HilmerDB
47 Jordan LewisLB
48 Ryan MundyDB
49 Kiernan LindseyDB
49-O Jake HutsonRB
50 Bruce CollinsDL
51 Cole GridleyLB
52 Francis Baker, Jr.LB
53 Mike SekuloskiLB
55 Matt OsborneLB
56 Robert FoyLB
57 Bill BodzianowskiOL
58 Matt BarlowDL
59 J.T. RotroffLB
61 Nate KoenemanOL
62 Cory Van ArnumOL
63 Gavin GrilloOL
64 Ben DuKatzOL
67 Levi MockLB
70 Matt SchrollOL
73 Cody HopkinsOL
74 Ferdinand VelezOL
75 Stuart BarkleyOL
76 Johnathon TaylorOL
77 Nate BlairOL
79 Sean CookOL
80 Andrew RauschTE
81 Tony TaibiWR
82 Kent WarrenTE
83 Mike GertonTE
84 Tanner KuramataWR
85 Andrew ButtsWR
86 Cole AndersonWR
87 Daniel GoldWR
88 Greg WoodP
88-O Alex HentgenWR
89 Sean McCartyWR
90 Matt MallonTE
91 Brett HeberDL
92 Bryce DempseyDL
93 John GiovencoDL
94 Aaron BrandtDL
95 Brian PlachinskiDL
96 Jalen JohnsonDL
97 Nikko CarsonDL
98 Chris SmithK
99 Wesley ManderscheidLS
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler