The 12 Plays of Christmas: No. 12

With the holidays upon us, Dawgman.com is counting down the top plays of the season, with the No. 1 play to finish out the year. So who starts things out? Consider this one an homage and sentimental pick to a hard-working Husky who never racked up the big stats and arguably never got his due for the role he played during his UW career.

It may have only been a four-yard catch, but it represented a lot for Cody Bruns. Coming out of Prosser High School as one of the most prolific prep receivers ever, it would have been inconceivable to think that it would take five years for the 5-foot-11 Bruns to catch his first college touchdown. His 245 career receiving yards aren't even five percent of what he achieved at Prosser, but he still played a vital role at Montlake, playing in 45 games during his time at Washington playing on offense and special teams. He suffered through a broken clavicle and also a broken heart due to the death of his father Buck, yet made the decision to redshirt his senior year in order to finish his career the right way. Along the way he became a trusted holder, as well as punt returner.

But here we salute Cody's first ever touchdown as a Husky, one that helped Washington get on the scoreboard at Colorado. He scored one more time, against Washington State, and it would be fitting if he scored in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas against Boise State, one of the teams he could have picked out of high school.




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