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Teel Bruner


Jack Casteel Bruner II

Inducted 1999

Date of Birth



London, KY


Centre College (1982-1985)


Jack Casteel "Teel" Bruner lettered four years, 1982-85, as a defensive back for Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He was credited with 20 interceptions, 19 blocked passes, four fumble recoveries, and one touchdown. In a game against Rose-Hulman in 1984 he had five interceptions, tying the national record. Centre was in the College Athletic Conference, NCAA Division III. Bruner made all-conference three times. He was named All-America by the Associated Press and the American Football Coaches Association 1984-85. Bruner came to Centre from Laurel County (KY) High School. At Centre he also played on the basketball team and had a 3.9 grade point average. He was in Phi Beta Kappa and was nominated as a Rhodes Scholar. He was Academic All-America 1984-85. He took pre-med courses at Centre, obtained a medical degree at the University of Kentucky, and moved to Cottonwood, Idaho, to practice medicine.


Height 6'3

Weight 195

Career Highlights

  • 1985 Academic All-America
  • 1985 All-Conference
  • 1985 First Team All-America (Div. III)
  • 1985 NCAA Post-Graduate Award
  • 1984 Academic All-America
  • 1984 All-Conference
  • 1984 First Team All-America (Div. III)
  • 1983 All-Conference
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