You know it, you love it, we don't love it that much but we do it anyway... it's time for our annual summer countdown, Stampeding Through The Roster. There are 99 days to go until USF starts the 2016 season against Towson. Let's get started.
2015 Stats: Bronson was part of the defensive line rotation throughout the season and started USF's last three games at defensive tackle. For the season, Bronson finished with 13 tackles (3.5 TFL), 2.5 sacks, and an interception. His stats were modest, but he made some huge plays. He had 1.5 sacks against East Carolina, including half a sack on the final play of the game as he and Zack Bullock brought down James Summers. Bronson made two more big plays against UConn. In the second quarter, he intercepted a pass that Deatrick Nichols swatted out of the air on a blitz. USF turned that turnover into a touchdown. On UConn's next drive, the Huskies moved the ball all the way to the USF 4-yard line before Bronson chased down UConn quarterback Bryant Shirreffs at the sideline on third and goal to force a field goal.
Position on Depth Chart: Listed as the starting defensive tackle coming out of spring.
How He Came to USF: Bronson went to Village Academy High School in Delray Beach. He was recruited by 20+ colleges, including Florida, UCF, Miami, Arkansas, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia. He signed a letter of intent with Virginia Tech in February 2014, but never enrolled there due to misunderstandings between him and the coaching staff. Bronson flipped to USF in July of 2014.
Recruiting Rankings: Bronson was a three-star prospect on Rivals, 247, and ESPN.
Projected Playing Time: Bronson is going to continue seeing a lot of action at defensive tackle. He’s more of the pass-rushing, playmaking tackle while Deadrin Senat plays the nose guard. If Derrick Calloway gets to come back this season, Bronson’s playing time figures to go down, but he’ll still be in regular rotation.