Michael Gruber | #51 | ILB
Hometown: Walterboro, S.C.
Previous School: Dorchester Academy
2013 Season (Junior): Preseason All-SAC Selection...Led team with 124 Tackles while appearing in all 11 games...recorded two interceptions and recorded a fumble recovery.
2012 Season (Sophomore): All-SAC First-team Selection...Don Hansen All-Super Region II Team Selection...Played in all 11 games as a sophomore...Led team and finished second in the conference in tackles with 117...Recorded double-digit tackles in six games, including a season-high 19 (11 solo, eight assisted) against Carson-Newman Oct. 27...Intercepted two passes against Wingate Sept. 22...Earned 0.5 sack...Accumulated 4.5 tackles for loss for negative eight yards...Forced a fumble and broke up a pass.
2011 Season (Freshman): Appeared in nine games for the Tornados at linebacker...Recorded 38 tackles (18 solo, 20 assisted)...Recorded 0.5 tackles for loss for -2 yards.
Personal: Gruber comes to Brevard from Walterboro, S.C. and Dorchester Academy where he played for Coach Stanley Gruber...Gruber was a four-year starter on the varsity squad at Dorchester, accumulating 165 tackles in his senior season...Selected to the All-Region team in both 2009 and 2010 and was an All-State Selection in 2010...Named the HSSR SCISA Class A Player of the year in 2010, being selected to the Oasis Shrine Bowl where he led the South team in tackles..Member of the baseball team...Off the field, he was a Boys State Candidate, as well as a Mr. Challenger Nominee. He is the son of Brenda and Nate Bristow and Michael Gruber, Sr.