Eight guys currently vying for five starting spots
A total of 124 Tech athletes earned the academic honor
Team to stick to football
Coach Holtz previews the Northwestern State game
Louisiana Tech at No. 4/3 Oklahoma
2014: Played in all 14 games, starting in eight ... Made his first career start at No. 4/3 Oklahoma (8/30).
2013: Not eligible to play during 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
2012 (Louisiana-Lafayette): Redshirted 2012 season, did not play.
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.