Two-Sport Athlete Makes Progress This Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a free, detailed look at the individual games of a two-sport, student-athlete, who made progress in both football and basketball over the past year ...

Bruce Brittingham, a 6-foot, 193-pound football and basketball student/athlete from The Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pennyslvania, previously signed a letter of intent this month to attend Wagner College, a school located on Staten Island, New York to play football. Perhaps, Bruce will try to walk on with the new hoops coaching staff?

Bruce averaged 15 points a game this past season for his basketball team, showing the ability to compete effectively also on the hardwood. Head coach Hurley of Wagner has left the school to take a similar position at Rhode Island but Bruce was prepared to play football for sure.

During the prep football year, Bruce was sidelined the last three games because of a groin problem.


Bruce's summer stalled and then came to a halt when he suffered a severe ankle sprain, prohibiting him to play in July and part of August in both basketball and football. He has recovered nicely from the injury.


Bruce, who scored his 1,000th point in his last game of the 2010-2011 basketball season, averaged close to 19 points a game for his team.

He is more skilled in the sport of football and has a nice list of schools involved in his recruiting process as mentioned below.

Connecticut, Villanova, Akron and Georgia State previously showed some initial interest for football while low division one schools monitored Bruce's basketball skills over the past few months.

Brittingham previously took an unofficial visit the campus of Connecticut for football and will take his official visit to Wagner in the next few weeks.


"Bruce is also an effective basketball player, landing some low division one looks. He works very hard. He is a tough competitor worker who improves each practice and game. He has the heart of a lion.

"Bruce competes much bigger than his size. He's on the glass a lot, battling for loose balls against the bigger bodies in the paint and scoring near the lip of the rim."

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