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Frederick Bruno ‘12 Begins 7th Season With Bandits

Published Friday, March 10th, 2017

Frederick Bruno
Frederick Bruno '12

A 2007-10 Wildcat football standout holds five all-time records with the Sioux City arena football team and continues to record the numbers.

Frederick BrunoAfter a three-year standout career with the Wayne State football team from 2007-10, Frederick Bruno ’12 is recording impressive numbers with the Sioux City Bandits as a wide receiver and kick returner. 

Bruno is entering his seventh season with the Bandits and holds five all-time records with the team, including 6,463 all-purpose yards, 2,822 kickoff return yards, 540 missed field goal return yards, 12 kickoff return touchdowns, and five missed field goal return touchdowns. In addition, he holds second place in total points scored (656) and touchdowns scored (108), third place in receiving yards (2,176) and receptions (163), and fourth place in receiving touchdowns (60). He was also named Champions Indoor Football Special Teams League MVP in 2014 and 2015.

As a Wildcat, Bruno was named the NSIC Newcomer of the Year as a freshman, All-NSIC South Second Team Offense as a sophomore, All-NSIC South First Team Offense as a junior, and All-NSIC South First Team Offense as a senior. He was also announced to the Don Hansen Football Gazette All Super Region 3 First Team as a senior.

Bruno holds four second place records at WSC, including touchdowns scored (36), kickoff return yards (1,437), career receptions (191), and career receiving yards (2,623). He holds third place in career touchdown catches with 22. 

Bruno graduated from WSC in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. His wife, Katie (Bartels) Bruno, also graduated with a criminal justice degree in 2010, and received her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling in 2014. They married Oct. 1, 2016.