Football Signs Lineman Josh Bruns To National Letter Of Intent

Josh Bruns signed with UMass on Wednesday after playing two years at Glendale Community College.

Josh Bruns signed with UMass on Wednesday after playing two years at Glendale Community College.

Dec. 19, 2012

AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts football team has signed offensive lineman Josh Bruns to a National Letter of Intent as announced by head coach Charley Molnar on Wednesday. Bruns played the last two seasons at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Ariz.

"Josh will provide immediate depth to our offensive line and give us much needed experience at the tackle position. Josh possesses the characteristics that we look for in every player: smart, disciplined, and tough," said Molnar. "I look forward to his arrival in January and getting him acclimated to the Minuteman Way."

Originally a native of Bullhead City, Ariz., Bruns graduated from Mohave High School in 2010 before playing at Glendale Community College during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He will enter UMass as a junior with two years of eligibility.

Bruns helped Glendale to an 8-3 overall record this past year include a 41-35 win in the Valley of the Sun Bowl over Mesa Community College. He played in nine games with the offense averaging nearly 200 yards rushing per game and 224 yards passing. GCC averaged 29.8 points per game which ranked 23rd nationally, while at 419 yards per game the program ranked 16th in the country.

In 2011, Bruns helped the Gauchos to an 8-4 overall record including 417 yards of total offense per game.

At Mohave, Bruns was a Second-Team All-Arizona selection at left tackle as a senior. also honored Bruns as a First-Team All-State pick and a first-team all-region honoree.

Bruns will add depth to an offensive line at UMass that loses starters Quinton Sales (center), Stephan Milhim (left tackle) and Nick Speller (right guard). The Minutemen return eight lineman for 2013 including starting right guard Anthony Dima.



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