2014 (So.): Played in 12 games with 10 starts to earn second letter . . . tallied one catch for four yards at Massachusetts.
2013 (Fr.): Played in 12 games, including the GoDaddy Bowl, to earn first letter . . . made first career start at Eastern Michigan . . . first career catch vs. Kent State on a 25-yard reception . . . one catch for 19 yards vs. Central Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters for Coach Curt Rienas and Coach Jason Couch at Romeo . . . helped team to an 8-3 record as a senior and a 25-8 mark in career . . . helped the Bulldogs to a 4-2 record in the conference as a senior . . . named his team's Most Valuable Offensive Player as a senior . . . all-conference as a senior after earning second team honors as a junior . . . all-county as a senior . . . managed 27 catches for 300 receiving yards as a senior with five touchdowns . . . also tallied five sacks as a defensive lineman . . . also earned three letters in track and field while competing in the shot put and the discus . . . all-state in the discus . . . all-county in the shot put and the discus as a junior . . . helped track team to be named County Team of the Year three straight seasons.
PERSONAL: Son of Mike and Susan Brunner . . . one sister and two brothers . . . father played football at Central Michigan . . . uncle, Jon Brunner, played football at Army . . . managed a 3.35 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale at Romeo High School . . . born Feb. 4, 1994, in Grosse Pointe, Mich. . . . full name is Samuel Albert Brunner.
|SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Receptions: 1, Kent State, 10/12/2013 ; Central Michigan, 11/06/2013 ; at Massachusetts, Nov 12, 2014
Receiving yards: 25, Kent State, 10/12/2013 (1 receptions)
Long reception: 25, Kent State, 10/12/2013
All-purpose yards: 25, Kent State, 10/12/2013
Kick returns: 1, at Akron, 10/26/2013 ; Illinois State, 8/29/2013
Kick return yards: 11, Illinois State, 8/29/2013 (1 returns)
Long kick return: 11, Illinois State, 8/29/2013