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Bruce Gaston
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Height:
6-2
Weight:
310
College:
Purdue
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Biography

College Career: Saw action in 50 consecutive games over four seasons at Purdue with 44 starts … totaled 131 tackles (74 solo), 24 tackles for loss, seven sacks, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed … was a team captain as a senior and had a career-high 48 tackles while starting all 12 games … led the Boilermakers and tied his previous career highs with seven tackles for loss and three sacks … also had one fumble recovery … started all 13 games as a junior in 2012 and collected 28 tackles, including 5.5 for loss … added two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries … appeared in all 13 games and made nine starts as a sophomore in 2011 … finished with 30 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three sacks, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery … blocked a PAT against Ohio State to force OT and was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week … played in all 12 games and started the final 10 as a true freshman in 2010 … collected 26 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack.

College Career: Saw action in 50 consecutive games over four seasons at Purdue with 44 starts … totaled 131 tackles (74 solo), 24 tackles for loss, seven sacks, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed … was a team captain as a senior and had a career-high 48 tackles while starting all 12 games … led the Boilermakers and tied his previous career highs with seven tackles for loss and three sacks … also had one fumble recovery … started all 13 games as a junior in 2012 and collected 28 tackles, including 5.5 for loss … added two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries … appeared in all 13 games and made nine starts as a sophomore in 2011 … finished with 30 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three sacks, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery … blocked a PAT against Ohio State to force OT and was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week … played in all 12 games and started the final 10 as a true freshman in 2010 … collected 26 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack.

Personal: Attended St. Rita (Chicago, IL) High School and was listed as the No. 9 defensive tackle and No. 91 overall prospect in the country by Tom Lemming of Max Preps … also named Illinois Defensive Player of the Year by Lemming … recorded 99 tackles and 16.0 sacks as a senior … was a Chicago Tribune All-State selection and named All-Chicago Area by the Chicago Sun-Times and ESPNChicago.com … Law and Society major at Purdue.

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