We’re down to day #48. Today we’ll take a look at senior linebacker, Bruno DeRose. Let’s get to it!
#48, Bruno DeRose, RS Senior, MLB
Height: 5’ 11”
Weight: 229 lbs (+8 lbs)
High School: Pueblo East High School, Pueblo, CO
How’d he get to the Blue™?
Despite a stellar career at Pueblo East, Bruno took the opportunity to walk-on at Boise State. He was rewarded for his work ethic by being put on scholarship last year.
Yes, not my proudest moment, but nicknames have to stick, right?
Bruno played in all 14 games last season for the Broncos. Bruno provided crucial depth after Noa went down against Air Force. He finished the season with 20 tackles. For his career as a Bronco, he has made 41 total tackles.
2020 will be an interesting season at linebacker.
Noa went down early in the year and stayed out the rest of the season. Wickersham started the remainder of the season, backed up primarily by Bruno. My anticipation is that Noa, if he is 100%, will be the starter for the Broncos. Wickersham (who is coming off of surgery) could potentially be an “or” at starter, depending on Noa’s health and how summer and fall conditioning goes. I would expect that DeRose would fall behind those two, competing with Schramm for play time.
Another player to watch will be Brock Miller. Miller seems versatile enough, and having enough experience, to be able to float a bit, as needed. While I think there is enough depth in the middle, they may shift things around. We did lose some players to attrition (Philip Mills and Josh Booker-Brown) so assuming what they do at LB right now would be dumb.
There is also enough youth on the team without a ton of experience that they may try some different combinations to see what works. I think Bruno has solid experience to be able to work within that and, again, his experience will be needed this season.
Is he on Twitter?
He is. I like where his head is.
They laughed at Houdini at first, just wait you’ll see. https://t.co/uLoSNYQtn6— Bruno DeRose (@brunosderose) January 3, 2020
Completely made up fact
Continuing on his research from last year, he continues to make adjustments to the field, making sure to include modifications for Warriors, Aggies, and the occasional cadets. so far the modifications have proven effective as they went undefeated at home last year. Keep it up Bruno!