21 - Demitrius Bronson
Demitrius Bronson
Height: 5-10
Weight: 225
Year: So.
Hometown: Kent, Wash.
High School: Kentwood HS '08
Previous College: Washington
Position: RB
Experience: TR*

2011: Listed as a reserve at running back on preseason depth chart. In four spring scrimmages, he rushed 27 times for 96 yards and a touchdown.

Washington: Did not play in 2010, but spent the 2009 season as a backup tailback at Washington. He saw action in a total of seven games as a true freshman, rushing 19 times for 89 yards. He carried the ball eight times for 39 yards against Oregon, including a long run of 18. He rushed three times for 31 yards in a 42-10 win over No. 19 California and carried the ball four times for 16 yards in a 30-0 blanking of Washington State. He originally was a part of the fall 2008 recruiting class, but delayed enrollment until January 2009 and entered the 2009 season as a true freshman.

HS: Graduated from Kentwood HS in 2008. He finished his high school career with 3,810 rushing yards, and was averaging more than 200 yards per game as a senior before suffering an ankle injury. He still finished his final prep season with 1,450 yards rushing. Named by the Seattle Times as a “Red Chip” selection as one of the top 22 prospects in the state of Washington. He was selected as the South Puget Sound League's 4A Co-Offensive Back of the Year and was a first-team All-SPSL running back. Earned Associated Press 4A All-State honorable-mention accolades. Bronson was selected to participate for the West team at the Washington State Football Coaches Association's annual East West All-Star Game. He was also a member of the Seattle Times "Star Times" all-area team and received honorable mention as a "Northwest Nugget" by the Tacoma News-Tribune. He was named All-West Region by PrepStar and was one of 14 running backs listed on the News-Tribune's Western 100. He was rated as the No. 11 recruit in Washington and the No. 59 running back in the country by Scout.com. In addition, he was ranked as the state of Washington's No. 13 football recruit and as the nation's No. 39 running back by Rivals.com, and was rated the No. 13 recruit in the state by Superprep. As a junior, he ran for 1,437 yards and 14 touchdowns, earning first-team All-South Puget Sound League honors. As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,045 yards over 10 games, earning All-SPSL first-team accolades. Bronson also ran the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters and various relays on the Kentwood track team. Eagle newcomer Jason Boyce (’11) also attended Kentwood, as did Boyce’s brother Aaron Boyce. Aaron was an All-America wide receiver for Eastern in 2007 and finished his career (2006-09) with 222 receptions for 3,330 yards and 29 touchdowns to rank second in Eastern history in all three categories. He was a 2005 graduate of Kentwood High School where he played basketball on the same team as former Eagle and current Detroit Piston Rodney Stuckey.

Personal: Born 3/6/90 in Seattle, Wash. Son of Johinnie and Sandra Bronson. His older brother, John, was a standout defensive lineman at Kent-Meridian before playing college ball at Penn State and in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals (2005-06). Sociology major.

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