Made the switch from offensive line to tight end for the 2013 season ... A good blocker, who continues to get better at catching the ball ... Is considered to be one of the top tight end blockers in the Mountain West ... Has improved dramatically since he arrived on campus ... Former walk-on, who earned a scholarship after the spring semester of 2015.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Was named a Pro Football Focus honorable-mention All-American ... Also chosen as an honorable-mention all-Mountain West selection by the league's media and head coaches ... Started all 14 games at tight end, recording 10 catches for 112 yards (11.2 avg.) and two touchdowns ... The two receiving touchdowns tied for third on the team ... Earned the start in the opener vs. San Diego, but did not record a stat ... Had two catches for 37 yards (18.5 avg.) at California, including a 29-yard touchdown grab ... The 37 yards were a career high ... Made another start vs. South Alabama and came up with a 25-yard grab ... Started again at Penn State without finding the stat sheet ... Did not record a stat in another start vs. Fresno State ... Started at Hawai`i, where he had a 5-yard catch ... The 5-yard reception came on a 3rd and 5 play in the fourth quarter, allowing the Aztecs to hold onto the ball with a 14-point lead ... Made a two-yard catch in a start at San José State ... Also started against Utah State without finding the stat sheet ... Had two receptions for 20 yards (10.0 avg.) in another start at Colorado State with a long of 12 yards ... Had a 2-yard touchdown catch in another start vs. Wyoming ... It was his second touchdown of the year and third of his career ... Came up with two receptions for 21 yards (10.5 avg.) in a start at UNLV with a long of 13 yards ... Earned the start once again vs. Nevada, but was unable to find the stat sheet ... Did not record a stat in another start vs. Air Force in the Mountain West Championship ... Started again vs. Cincinnati in the Hawai`i Bowl while playing statless time.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Played in all 13 games with starts in four contests, making five catches for 31 yards and a touchdown ... Came off the bench to play against Northern Arizona, but did not record a stat ... Saw time at No. 21/23 North Carolina, but did not find the stat sheet ... Logged playing time at Oregon State without recording a stat ... Made his first career catch, a 6-yarder, vs. UNLV ... Made his first career start at Fresno State without finding the stat sheet ... Started for the second straight game at New Mexico, but did not record a stat ... Came off the bench against Hawai`i without recording a stat ... Had a big game off the bench at Nevada, setting career highs in receptions (3), receiving yards (19) and a career-long catch (12) ... Played once again off the bench against Idaho without finding the stat sheet ...Recorded his first career touchdown catch - a 6-yarder - off the bench at Boise State ... The catch gave SDSU its largest lead of the game at 20-0 ... Made his third start of the season against Air Force, but did not record a stat ... Started again vs. San Jose State without finding the stat sheet ... Saw time off the bench vs. Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl, but did not make the stat sheet.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Played in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman without recording a stat ... Saw action mainly as the blocking tight end ... Played in his first collegiate game in the opener vs. Eastern Illinois ... Also logged action at Ohio State, vs. Oregon State, at New Mexico State, vs. Nevada, at Air Force, vs. Fresno State, vs. New Mexico, at San José State, at Hawai'i, vs. Boise State, at UNLV and against Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
REDSHIRT SEASON (2012)
Used his redshirt season in his first year on The Mesa.
A two-year letterwinner at Valley Center High ... Selected first-team all-CIF, first-team all-Valley League, first-team all-North County and second-team all-state as a senior ... Was a team captain as a senior ... Also played volleyball, lacrosse and was on the wrestling team.
Daniel Zachary Brunskill was born Jan. 27, 1994, in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Michael and Susan Brunskill ... Graduated from Valley Center High with a 3.83 grade point average ... Is majoring in civil engineering.
Receptions: 3 at Nevada (11/1/14)
Receiving Yards: 37 at California (9/12/15)
Receiving Touchdowns: 1 vs. Wyoming (11/14/15), at California (9/12/15), at Boise State (11/15/14)
Long Reception: 29 at California (9/12/15)