#99 DE Kevin Bronson - Redshirt Senior, 6’4”, 265 lbs.
2017: Bronson played in 10 games on the defensive line, recording 12 tackles (2.5 for loss), two QB hurries, and half a sack. With the departures of Deadrin Senat and Bruce Hector, he factors to be a huge presence on the line for his senior campaign in 2018.
2016: Bronson played in all 13 games as a defensive tackle and started against Syracuse (in place of Bruce Hector) and Navy (as part of USF’s five-man “bear” front for that game). He recorded 29 tackles (16 solo), six TFL, and a sack, which came against Northern Illinois. He had three tackles and two assists against Florida State, and five more assists the next week against Cincinnati. His production trailed off later in the season as USF’s defensive front got shelled on a weekly basis. He was pretty undersized for a defensive tackle and maybe shouldn’t have been put in that position.
2015: 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.
2014: Kevin was redshirted in 2014.
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.