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#18 Brian Brunner
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 239
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hubertus, Wis.
High School: Hartford Union HS
Brian Brunner
Courtesy: Associated Press
Release: 07/13/2010

Member of the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society ... recipient of an NCAA Jim McKay Postgraduate Scholarship ... 2009 National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American ...

2008: Co-captain … made two starts at quarterback … completed 20-of-28 passes for 346 yards and a touchdown in win over Western Michigan (10/18) … in second start, completed 35-of-53 passes for school-record 485 yards and four touchdowns in win at Indiana (11/1) … scored what proved to be the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard quarterback sneak against the Hoosiers … named Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week for efforts at Indiana … ESPN “Helmet Sticker” recipient following win over Western Michigan … selected MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week following both of his two starts … came off the bench to complete 7-of-13 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown against Temple (10/11) … appeared in all 13 games as the holder on extra points and field goals … chronicled the 2008 season through a blog at ncaa.com
… winner of CMU’s Boyden Award, presented to one student-athlete annually who excels athletically, academically and in the community … Academic All-MAC honoree … recipient of Two Men and a Truck’s “On the Move” citizenship award at Motor City Bowl.

2007: Appeared in six games … completed 5-of-12 passes for 54 yards … 3-for-8 against North Dakota State (9/22) for a season-high 34 yards … also
appeared at Kansas (9/1), at Ball State (10/6), vs. Army (10/13), at Clemson (10/20) and at Western Michigan (11/6).

2006: Entered the season as the starter at quarterback … suffered a severe concussion on the second play of season opener against Boston College (8/31) … came off the bench at Eastern Michigan (9/23) to rally CMU to a 24-17 overtime win … named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week after completing 20-of-29 passes for 214 yards and a score and running 11 times for 72 yards and two touchdowns against EMU … made only other start the following week at Kentucky (9/30) … threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Jean Pitts at Buffalo (11/24) … Academic All-MAC.

2005: Saw action in three contests … completed all three of his pass attempts … was 2-for-2 for 15 yards at Penn State (9/17) … 1-for-1 for six yards versus Ohio (10/15).

2004: Redshirted … named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year.

High School: Four-year starter in football … earned three letters in basketball and two each in baseball and track … completed 128-of-193 passes for 1,744 yards and 17 scores as a senior … finished his career with 451 completions in 737 attempts (61.2 percent) for 5,616 yards and 67 touchdowns
… holds school record for career touchdown passes … rushed for 111 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2003 … named first team all-state by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel … twice first team all-region and all-conference … Washington County Player of the Year twice … earned all-region acclaim by ESPN … conference and regional high jump champ … National Honor Society member … National Football Foundation scholar-athlete … graduated with a 3.89 GPA.

Personal: Born Oct. 4, 1985 … son of Dan and Kathie Brunner … father was an All-America tight end at Wisconsin-Whitewater and had a brief stint with the Green Bay Packers … Brian completed an internship with the Packers in Summer 2007 … maintained a 3.90 GPA as a journalism major ... earned Bachelor of Science degree in May 2009.

RUSHING                G   Att    Yds  TD  Lg Avg/C Avg/G
2005................ 3 1 5 0 5 5.0 1.7
2006................ 7 19 82 2 39 4.3 11.7
2007................ 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2008................ 5 26 14 1 16 0.5 2.8
TOTAL............... 21 46 101 3 39 2.2 4.8

PASSING G Att- Cmp- Int Yds TD Lg Pct Avg/P Avg/G Effic
2005................ 3 3- 3- 0 21 0 11 100.0 7.0 7.0 158.8
2006................ 7 40- 25- 0 315 2 50 62.5 7.9 45.0 145.1
2007................ 6 12- 5- 1 54 0 12 41.7 4.5 9.0 62.8
2008................ 5 101- 65- 2 981 6 79 64.4 9.7 196.2 161.6
TOTAL............... 21 156- 98- 3 1371 8 79 62.8 8.8 65.3 149.7

TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Total Avg/G
2005................ 3 5 21 26 8.7
2006................ 7 82 315 397 56.7
2007................ 6 0 54 54 9.0
2008................ 5 14 981 995 199.0
TOTAL............... 21 101 1371 1472 70.1