Behind the Pads: Tyler Bruggman

Behind the football pads, lies a personality. Come inside to get to know future Cougs quarterback, Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep four-star recruit, Tyler Bruggman...

Major reason(s) for choosing Washington State? I have a great relationship with Coach Leach and Coach Morris. I can tell that the coaching staff is there to win, and I feel like Coach Leach's offense is a good fit for me. Pullman is a true college town, and all the people are very friendly.

What do you want to major in? I am not sure what I want to major in yet. I am interested in Business or Kinesiology, but I'm still not sure.

Favorite hobby outside of sports? Spending time outside. Whether it is bike riding, hiking, or just working out, I like being outdoors.

Favorite place to eat? Pizzeria Bianco has been a place that I have been going to all my life. They have won many awards for their pizza, so I would have to say Pizzeria Bianco, but there are a lot of good places to eat around here.

Favorite movie? Tommy Boy or Step Brothers

What sports did you play growing up? I played soccer when I was young until I was old enough to play football. I started playing football (flag) when I was 6, and started playing tackle when I was 8. I played basketball since I was very young, through my freshman year in high school, and I played baseball from tee-ball until 7th grade.

Athlete you admired growing up? I always was a fan of Joe Montana.

Athlete you try to model your game after? There are a lot of quarterbacks that I enjoy watching, and I try to model different parts of my game after each one. I am a fan of Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, and other NFL QB's. I also enjoyed watching Case Keenum and Kellen Moore in college.

Former Cougar you look up to? Drew Bledsoe

Favorite professional team? Vikings and Cardinals

What are your pregame rituals? I am pretty quiet, and I like being to myself. I always look over the gameplan one final time, and visualize having success.

Favorite pre-game meal? Pasta and chicken.

Favorite WSU uniform combination? I like the all white uni's with the crimson helmet.

Who's your hero, and why? My dad. He has been my coach up until high school, and has taught me a lot.

What is your biggest accomplishment yet? Playing in the National Championship game in 8th grade in Florida.

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by? "Adversity causes some to break, and others to break records."

What's something most people don't know about you? I am a straight A student.

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