Position: Tight End
Height: 6'3 Weight: 251 lbs
College: Iowa State
Drafted: Undrafted Free Agent
Let's meet the Washington Redskins' new tight end, Ernst Brun Jr. Shall we?
#1. Ernst Brun Jr is from Stone Mountain, Georgia and played his high school football at Shilo High School in his hometown. After he graduated, he chose to go the junior college route and play at Mount San Antonio Community College. While there, he became a two-time state champion, member of California Community College Football Coaches Association first-team All-America squad and he received all-region and all-conference honors. He had a combined 65 catches, 840 yards and eight touchdowns at Mount San Antonio C.C.
After playing there for two years, he was ranked a three star recruit at tight end in the class of 2011. According to the 247sports Composite, he was ranked the No. 3 tight end and No. 29 best player in California. He received offers from Iowa State and Memphis and chose to play his college football at Iowa State.
#2. He redshirted at Iowa State in 2011 and as a redshirt junior in 2012, he earned an All-Big 12 honorable mention. He started 11 games and recorded 26 catches for 330 yards and six touchdowns. His senior year (2013) was marred by injuries but he did play eight games and caught six passes for 47 yards. When his career was all said and done, he had 32 catches for 377 yards and six touchdowns.
#3. Ernst Brun Jr. went undrafted in 2014 but was picked up by the Oakland Raiders. Unfortunately, nothing surfaced as an NFL beginning is concerned:
#4. After Niles Paul went down with a fractured ankle in the first preseason game, Brun Jr was one of two tight ends the Redskins acquired through free agency.
God is good! I'm a Washington Redskin! #GoSkins— Ernst Brun Jr (@EBRUNJR) August 16, 2015
#5. He has an uphill battle to make the roster with Chase Dixon, Je'Ron Hamm, Devin Mahina, Jordan Reed and D.J. Williams all vying for roster spots at tight end but he'll have more practice time and two preseason games left to make a name for himself and stand out.
Bottom Line: Like all the tight ends on the roster, Ernst Brun Jr, has a shot but he needs to prove it on the field during game day. I'm sure the fans want to see this kid play.