Football

JaseBruner

  • position Outside Linebacker
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 235
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Science Hill, Ky.
  • High school Somerset

2021 – Sophomore
• Practiced with the team
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2020 – Freshman
• Practiced with the team
• Dean’s List (Fall 2020)
• 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

High School
• Four-year letter winner and starter at linebacker, safety, running back, fullback, and tight end for head coach Robbie Lucas at Somerset High School
• Had a team-high 121 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, two recovered fumbles, and one interception on defense in 2019
• Offensively, charted 434 yards rushing on 55 carries with fi ve touchdowns, in addition to 10 catches for 169 yards
• Helped the Briar Jumpers win the 2019 District 4 championship, the Region 2 championship, and the Class 2A State championship
• Also won the 2018 District and Region championship
• Earned the 2019 Commonwealth Journal Defensive Player of the Year and was on the Lexington Herald-Leader’s “Best of the Bluegrass” team
• Twice named honorable mention on The Associated Press All-State team (2018, 2019)
• Three-time first-team All-Conference player (2017, 2018, 2019)
• Named the 2018 AA District 7 Player of the Year
• Also played baseball and basketball
• Earned a spot on the 2020 12th Region All-Tournament Team and 47th All-District Team as a center
• Excelled in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society
• Was a Kentucky Governor’s Scholar, Rogers Scholar, and Rogers Explorer
• Chose Kentucky over Louisville, Centre, and Furman

Personal
• Born in Somerset, Kentucky
• Son of John and Beth Bruner
• Siblings are Grace, Kate, Jack, and Josh
• Comes from a family of athletes as dad, John, was a tight end at Centre College; mother, Beth, was a cheerleader at Transylvania; grandfather, Jack Bruner, was a four-sport athlete in basketball, baseball, track, and golf at Union College; uncle, Teel Bruner, played basketball and football at Transylvania; aunt, Rachel Gaynor, was a basketball player at Western Kentucky; aunt, Margaret Brown, ran track at Centre; aunt, Martha Breeding, played basketball at Transylvania; cousin Jake Bruner, played basketball at the College of Idaho
• Major is pre-economics

Jase Says
• His nickname is “Bronko”
• He chose Kentucky because he was born in Kentucky and has been a Wildcat his whole life
• His dream job is to be a dermatologist
• The best advice he’s ever received is “don’t argue with ignorance”
• The three famous people he would invite to his fantasy dinner Adam Sandler, Jon Gruden, and Ronald Reagan

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