Bruce W. Kozerski
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Football, Men's Track & Field
1984
1990

Biography

Kozerski was an outstanding student-athlete for the Crusaders, excelling both on the field as an offensive lineman and in the classroom. During his junior year in 1982, he helped the team to an 8-3 record and a final ranking of No. 11 in the Division I-AA national poll, while earning first team All-ECAC, third team All-New England and honorable mention All-America honors. Then as a senior in 1983, Kozerski led Holy Cross to its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs, finishing with an overall record of 9-2-1. Following his senior season, he was named a first team All-American, in addition to being selected first team All-ECAC and first team All-New England. Kozerski was also chosen as a first team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America, and was awarded an NCAA post graduate scholarship.

A thrower on the Holy Cross track and field team during the offseason, Kozerski received the Davitt Award as the team’s top offensive lineman and the Cooney Award as the senior who performed beyond all expectations with courage, loyalty and dedication. Selected in the ninth round of the 1984 National Football League draft, he went on to a 12-year professional career with the Cincinnati Bengals and played in the 1989 Super Bowl.