Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2014: Returning starting defensive tackle ... missed contact portion of spring practice while recovering from right foot surgery performed on January 8, 2014 ... suffered broken right foot in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Texas A&M ... one of four redshirt seniors in Duke’s defensive line unit, joining DE Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo, DE Dezmond Johnson and DT Jamal Wallace ... one of seven members of Duke’s defensive line unit with 600+ career snaps of experience ... in 33 career games (15 starts), has 44 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 quarterback sack, one fumble recovery and one QB pressure ... has nine career games with 2+ tackles including a career-high eight stops against Wake Forest in 2013 ... enters the 2014 season having registered at least one tackle in 19 consecutive games dating back to the 2012 season ... begins the 2014 campaign having started 15 straight contests ... has played 960 career snaps ... in the program’s post-spring strength and conditioning evaluation, recorded a team-best 352-pound power clean lift while ranking tied for third in the bench press at 410 pounds.
2013: Started all 14 games ... finished with 33 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 quarterback sack and one QB pressure ... suffered broken right foot in the first half of the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Texas A&M ... had 1+ tackle in all 14 games and 2+ stops in nine weeks ... recorded a career-high eight tackles in the win over Wake Forest ... first collegiate sack came in the victory over N.C. State ... on the field for 638 snaps.
2012: Played in seven games with one starting assignment ... lone start came in the Belk Bowl against Cincinnati ... missed the first six games while recovering from left foot surgery ... finished the year with six total tackles and one fumble recovery ... on the field for 145 total snaps.
2011: Played in all 12 games ... recorded five total tackles on the year ... lone tackle behind the line of scrimmage came versus Virginia Tech ... on the field for 177 plays.
2010: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered four seasons at Callaway High School under coach Pete Wiggins ... listed as the 99th-best defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com ... helped team to four-year record of 33-14 with four state playoff berths ... guided squad to a pair of 10-win campaigns ... as a senior, posted 50 tackles, eight tackles for loss and five sacks ... had 55 tackles and eight sacks during junior season ... two-time first team all-region and all-county selection.
PERSONAL: Son of Gloria Bruce ... born September 3, 1991 ... majoring in sociology while minoring in education.