Dream Bowl honors Gruber as Player of the Week

BREVARD, N.C. – Senior inside linebacker Michael Gruber has been named a Dream Bowl Player of the Week for his 10-tackle performance in Brevard’s season opener against Western Carolina on Saturday.

Gruber was one of six Division II student-athletes honored by the organization. The preseason first team all-conference and honorable mention All-America selection by The Football Gazette counted a tackle for loss among his game-high 10 stops on the afternoon. Gruber now has 289 total tackles in his career, just five short of tying Brevard’s all-time record currently held by Prince Simunyu.

As one of this season’s honorees, Gruber will be extended an invitation to play in the Dream Bowl, which is an annual college football exhibition contest held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It features lineups comprised entirely of Division I Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, and Division III seniors who have completed their eligibility. The game gives the student-athletes a chance to showcase their skills in a competitive setting before scouts from the NFL and Canadian Football League.

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Dream Bowl Players of the Week (September 8, 2014)

Division I Football Championship Subdivision

Vernon Adams (Eastern Washington QB)

John Robertson (Villanova QB)

Shane Taylor (Holy Cross RB)

Zack Wagenmann (Montana DE)

Quinn Backus (Coastal Carolina LB)

Division II

Kevin Rodgers (Henderson State QB)

Tyrik Rollison (Texas A&M Commerce QB)

Terrell Watson (Azusa Pacific RB)

Jalen Hendricks (Livingstone WR)

Casey Weinmann (Minot State LB)

Michael Gruber (Brevard ILB)

Division III

Kevin Burke (Mount Union QB)

Griffin Roelle (LaGrange WR)

Mike Doherty (Buffalo State WR)

Larry Murdock (LaGrange LB)

Cody Buresh (Wabash DE)

Ethan Buresh (Wabash LB)

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