More than 100 Tech athletes earn academic honor
University honors 26-member senior class
High School: Honorable mention all-state pick as a senior at Ruston High, playing for coach Billy Laird ... Helped team to a 9-4 record and the semi-finals of the state playoffs as a senior and a district title as a junior ... Named to the Ruston Daily Leader's Elite 22 Squad as both a junior and senior ... Received the school's Hoss Garrett Award as the team's offensive leader ... Team captain as a senior ... Two-time member of the 1,000-pound weightlifting club, breaking the school record for bench press and the offensive line's squat mark ... First team all-district as a junior and senior and an honorable mention choice as a sophomore ... Ranked one of the top 2 guard prospects by Louisiana Football Magazine.
Personal: Born July 1, 1993 in Ruston, La. ... Son of Daren and Angela Brunson ... Is the youngest of three children, having two brothers (Josh & Jacob) ... Volunteered time with the Leading Lincoln program, speaking to youth groups around the parish ... A member of the honor roll and TOPS club in high school.