Bob Breunig '77 b.s.

Bob Breunig, an All-American fullback football player and wrestling heavyweight champion who attended Phoenix’s Alhambra High School, was signed by Arizona State University to wrestle and play Sun Devil football. During his time at ASU, Breunig won the Western Athletic Conference heavyweight championship as a wrestler and was the team leader in tackles in football, ranking third in career solo tackles and fifth in career tackles. He ended his career at the university as a first team All-America and a three time All-Western Athletic Conference selection, before being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1975 NFL draft. He graduated from ASU in 1977 with a degree in business administration.

While playing for the Dallas Cowboys, Breunig led the team in tackles for six seasons, breaking the team's single season tackling record in 1981. After nine years in the NFL, Breunig ended his career as the franchise’s second leading tackler. He was an All Pro four times and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection. In 1996, Breunig was named to the "All Time" Arizona State University football team. He was chosen as the Butkus Silver Anniversary Award Winner in 1999, and was inducted into the Arizona High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

Year of graduation: 
1977