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

021 – Sophomore

  • Practiced with the team

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 five 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, Roger’s Scholar, and Roger’s Explorer
  • Chose Kentucky over Louisville, Centre, and Furman


  • 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 animal science

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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