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Isaiah                             Bruce
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Isaiah
Bruce
Class: r-Jr.
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Height: 6-3
Weight: 234
Sport: Football
Position: LB

Biography

- Has played in 24 career games and started 19
- Iron Mountaineer honoree (2013) for excellence in the weight room
 
2013 (r-So.)
- Played in 11 games and started seven at Spur linebacker
- Finished with 43 tackles, including 26 solo tackles, five tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries
- Tied for No. 6 in Big 12 Conference in fumbles recovered and No. 34 nationally
- No. 5 in the Big 12 Conference in forced fumbles and No. 25 nationally
- Second on the team with three forced fumbles
- Tied a career high in tackles for loss (2) at Kansas
- Fourth on the team with six tackles vs. Texas
- Forced a fumble at TCU
- Set season highs in solo tackles (4) and total tackles (6) at Kansas State
- Recovered his second fumble of the season, fourth of his career vs. Texas Tech
- Forced his second career fumble vs. Texas Tech
- Recovered third career fumble vs. Oklahoma State
- Tied season high in total tackles (5) and assisted on a tackle for loss vs. Maryland
- Recorded five total tackles vs. William & Mary
 
2012 (r-Fr.)
- Played in all 13 games at Sam linebacker, starting 12
- Named Freshman All-American (collegefootballnews.com, FoxSports.com, Phil Steele)
- Named All-Big 12 Conference Second Team (San Antonio Express-News) and Honorable Mention (AP)
- Ranked No. 12 in the Big 12 in total tackles and tied for No. 6 in fumbles recovered
- Led WVU in assisted tackles (43) and tied for the lead in fumbles recovered (2) and interceptions (2); also was second in total tackles
  (94), third in solo tackles (51) and fourth in tackles for loss (6.5)
- Made eight tackles against Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl, including six assisted tackles
- Made five solo tackles with one tackle for loss at Oklahoma State
- Against TCU, finished with nine tackles, including seven solo stops, and had first career interception
- Record nine total tackles and four assisted tackles against Kansas State
- Recorded four solo stops and one tackle for loss at Texas Tech
- At Texas, tied a career high with seven solo tackles; also had a fumble recovery and the first pass breakup of his career
- Collected team highs with 13 total tackles and six solo tackles against Baylor; also tied for a game high with seven assisted tackles
- Versus Maryland, tied for a game high with three assisted tackles and tallied five total tackles, including one tackle for loss
- Against James Madison, notched a game- and career-high two tackles for loss and team highs in total tackles (9) and assisted tackles
  (5); also assisted on a sack
- Registered game highs in tackles (16), assisted tackles (9) and fumble recoveries (1); also had seven solo tackles and one tackle for loss
  versus Marshall
- Was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after his performance versus Marshall
- Scored the first touchdown of his career versus Marshall, returning a fumble 43 yards
 
2011 (Fr.)
- Redshirted
 
High School
- Coached by Paul Peterson at Providence High
- Four-year starter who helped lead Providence to a record of 33-11 over his career
- 2010  Jacksonville Times-Union Super 24
- Three-time first team all-city
 
Personal
- Birthday is Sept. 11
- Son of Robert Spenser and Virginia Bruce
- One of three children
- Majoring in business management

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