52 - Brian Rusate
High School: Served as team captain during his senior year at Pomperaug High School ... Earned Connecticut All-State honors in 2004 ... Also named first team All South-West Conference during junior and senior years ... A four-time selection to the South-West Conference All-Academic team ... Totaled 18 sacks during his high school career ... Led team to a perfect 13-0 record and the Class MM state championship in 2004 ... Team also won South-West Conference titles in 2002 and 2004 ... Also a member of the basketball team at Pomperaug.
Personal: Full name is Brian Andrew Rusate ... Born on August 22, 1986 ... Son of David Rusate and Elaine Murphy ... Attended the same high school as fellow Crusader freshman Mike Kielt ... Has not yet declared a major.