Dec. 8, 2006
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University senior defensive end Mkristo Bruce has been named to the 2006 Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America second team, it was announced today. It marks the second All-America honor for Bruce, who earlier this week was named an honorable mention All-American by cnnsi.com.
Bruce capped his senior season by leading the Cougars with 11.0 sacks and 16.0 tackles for loss, to go with 67 tackles, two fumble recoveries and an interception. Bruce tied a Pac-10 record with five sacks at Stanford, earning him Pacific-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors, and was the national leader in that category the following three weeks. Earlier this year he was named a midseason All-American by CollegeFootballNews, cnnsi.com and cbssportsline.com, with the latter naming him the top defensive player in the nation at the time.
In addition to his all-conference honors, Bruce received national acclaim by being named a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award and a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award (top defensive player), Rotary Lombardi Award (top defensive player) and Lott Trophy (top defensive player), along with his inclusion on the Bronko Nagurski Watch List.
Bruce concluded his WSU career third on the career sacks list with 29.5 and tied for second in tackles-for-loss with 44.5.
The Walter Camp All-America team is selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 119 Division 1-A football schools and certified by UHY Advisors, a New Haven-based accounting firm.