David Lee Bruton is a safety for the Denver Broncos, who selected him with the 114th pick in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Bruton attended Notre Dame, where he was a captain as a senior. Bruton is 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs 212 pounds. His last name is pronounced BREW-ton.
Prep Career
Scout.com ranked Bruton as the No. 22 safety prospect in the class of 2005. During his senior season at Miamisburg High School in Miamisburg, OH, Burton recorded 54 tackles and three interceptions on defense, while catching 10 passes for 200 yards on offense. He attended Notre Dame's summer football camp before his senior season and committed to the Irish that same summer.
College Career
Bruton played four seasons for Notre Dame, playing as a starter in his junior and senior seasons. Bruton finished his career with 214 total tackles and seven interceptions. His best season came as a senior, when he finished second on the team with 97 total tackles and had a team-high four interceptions. In Bruton's final college game, he had an interception in the Hawaii Bowl, helping Notre Dame win its first bowl game since the 1993 season.
NFL Career
Bruton was selectedin the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Before the 2009 season, Bruton signed a four-year contract with Denver.