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Rob Bruggeman
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Rob Bruggeman

Hometown:
Cedar Rapids, IA

High School:
Washington HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 287

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
03/02/1986

Hawk-Item - - One of four seniors named to 2008 Leadership Group . . . one of three juniors named to 2007 Leadership Group.

2008 Honors - - First team District Seven academic all-American . . . academic all-Big Ten . . . second team all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . second team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . Hayden Fry Award, offense.

2008 - - Listed as co-first team center following spring practice . . . started at center in 46-3 opening win over Maine as offense rushed for 245 yards and gained 457 yards total offense . . . started at center in 42-0 win over Florida International as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 22-17 loss to Northwestern as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 16-13 loss at Michigan State . . . started at center in 45-9 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . started at center in 38-16 win over Wisconsin as offense rushed for 254 yards . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 27-24 loss at Illinois . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 22-17 win over Purdue as offense gained 248 net rushing yards . . . started at center in 55-0 win at Minnesota as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense . . . started at center in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina as offense gained 328 yards total offense.

2007 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . 2007 - - Not listed on depth chart due to injury near the conclusion of spring practice . . . did not see action in first nine games of season due to injury . . . saw first action of the season in win at Northwestern at center, as offense gained 299 passing yards and 369 yards total offense . . . saw action at center in win over Minnesota . . . saw action in loss to Western Michigan as offense gained 397 yards total offense.

2006 - - Listed as second team center following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Montana due to injury . . . did not see action in win at Syracuse . . . did not see action in win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in win at Illinois . . . did not see action in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . saw action in win over Purdue as offense reached season high marks in points (47), rushing yards (286) and total offense (539) . . . did not see action in loss at Indiana . . . did not see action in loss at Michigan . . . did not see action in win over Northern Illinois . . . did not see action in loss to Northwestern . . . did not see action in loss to Wisconsin . . . did not see action in loss at Minnesota . . . did not see action vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl.

2005 - - Saw action in wins over Ball State and Minnesota.

2004 - - Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.

High school honors - - Named to elite first team all-state squad as a junior and senior . . . first team all-conference as a junior and senior after earning honorable mention honors as a sophomore . . . Career - - earned three letters in football as offensive and defensive lineman . . . helped team post a two-year record of 21-2, losing just one game each season.

Personal - - Born 3/21/86 . . . Finance/Economics major . . . parents are Joyce and Chuck Bruggeman . . . one of four players from Cedar Rapids on the Iowa roster . . . prep teammate of OL Gavin McGrath and RB Paki O'Meara . . . high school coach was Paul James.

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