St. Bonaventure University
Front Row (Loose Head Prop & Hooker)
DOB: May 28, 1991
Bio: Four year player for Boston College High School. Captained the varsity rugby team at BC High as a junior and senior. Also played for and captained Mystic River U19, NERFU U19, USA U17 and USA 18. Brussard's 2009 NERFU side won the Potomac Challenge Cup, with Brussard winning MVP honors at the prestigious tournament. Also a member of the B.C. High football team, the 2008 Massachusetts Division 1 Super Bowl State Champions.
As a Freshman (2009-10): Battled injuries during the Fall season, but managed to see time at hooker, bringing energy off of the bench. Started the majority of the Spring season, scoring a try and earning Man of the Match honors in a competitive loss to national power San Diego State. Named to the New York State U19 Beavers after the season, representing the team at the Potomac Challenge Cup in Pittsburgh, PA.
As a Sophomore (2010-11): Started at all three front row positions during the Fall season. Started at fly half during the Spring, as the team won the Little Three Cup over rivals Niagara and Canisius, as well as the Upstate Championship over Brockport.
As a Junior (2011-12): Started all but one match, scoring four tries in the fall and another six in the spring. Was named Man of the Match against University at Buffalo (10/29/11) in the team’s 41-3 win, scoring two tries. Captained the side to a 28-25 win over Binghamton University (11/5/11), clinching the Empire – West crown. During the Spring campaign, Brussard earned Man of the Match in the Bonnies win of nationally ranked Maryland (2/26/12) and captained the team to a win over Bowling Green (3/16/12). The front row’s strong play continued into the playoffs, earning him All-Empire honors and the SBU captainship in 2012.
As a Senior (2012-13): Captained the Bonnies to a 7-2-1 record in Empire play and a berth to the D1-AA Sweet 16. Missed three games due to suspension, but scored six tries in the six matches he played. Scored tries in wins over Buffalo (Man of the Match), Fordham, Syracuse, Iona (Man of the Match) and Rutgers twice.
Management Science major and Marketing minor.