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Bruce
Irvin
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Height: 6-3
Weight: 245
Sport: Football
Position: DE

Biography

2011 (Sr):
  • A passing down specialist as a junior, is slated to start at defensive end as a senior
2010 (Jr.):
  • Played in all 13 games
  • Honorable mention All-America by SI.com
  • Named second team all-BIG EAST by the BIG EAST coaches and third team by Phil Steele
  • No. 2 in the nation in sacks
  • No. 3 on WVU’s single-season sack chart
  • Led the BIG EAST in sacks and tied for No. 4 in tackles for loss
  • BIG EAST Defensive Champion: Maryland
  • WVU Defensive Champion: Maryland, USF, Louisville, Rutgers
  • Finished with 21 total tackles, 18 unassisted, 14 sacks, one pass breakup and two forced fumbles
  • Multiple sacks in five games
  • Season-high four solo tackles against Maryland, including a season-high three sacks for 22 yards, a pass breakup and a forced fumble
  • Three solo tackles, including two sacks for 17 yards at UConn
  • Three solo tackles, including two sacks at Louisville
  • Two sacks for 14 yards against Rutgers
  • Two sacks and forced a fumble against NC State in the Champs Sports Bowl
Junior College:
  • Helped lead Mt. San Antonio to a 13-1 record, and conference, state and national Championships
  • First-team All-American by JC Athletic Bureau (LB) and Triumphant Sports (DE)
  • Player of the year honors in all-California Region III
  • Second-leading tackler on his team with 72 total tackles, including 45 solo stops, 16 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, 10 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, five pass breakups and one fumble recovery he returned 96 yards for a touchdown
  • Scout.com’s junior college No. 2 ranked player overall
High School:
  • Played wide receiver for coach Ron Gartrell at Stephenson High School
  • Helped lead Stephenson to the semifinals of the 2006 5A state championships
  • One of the seven players on his team to earn Division I scholarships
Personal:
  • Birthday is Nov. 1
  • Son of Rufus and Bessie Lee
  • Oldest of two boys
  • Majoring in sociology and anthropology
Irvin's Defensive Statistics
Year  Games  Tackles  Assists  Total  TFL  Sacks  Int  PBU  FF  FR
2010  13     18       3        21     14   14     0    1    2   0

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