Signed as a free agent to a 4-year, $20.5 million deal.
Drafted in 2nd round of 2011 NFL Draft
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Bruce made the transition to linebacker upon arriving at North Carolina. A beast as a member of the special teams unit, Bruce blocked a punt in his first game as a TarHeel. He added four blocked punts during his sophomore campaign, including an ACC record 3 in the Heels game against UCONN. As a linebacker Bruce earned 2nd team all ACC honors twice, and was a finalist for the Dick Butkus Award.