Hailing from Quebec, Canada, the French-speaking and athletic, Bruno Labelle, is now a redshirt sophomore. A huge fan of both Rob Gronkowski and UC’s very own Travis Kelce, Bruno proudly rocks the #87.
In 2016, Labelle redshirted. He was also named UC’s Co-Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year. In 2017, he played in all 12 games, mainly on special teams, but Bruno contributed on offense, as well. This year, Bruno expects to continue playing special teams and earning more of an offensive role at tight end. His combination of size at 6’ 4” and 250 lbs. and speed should certainly help this year’s team, including blocking on runs plays and pass catching.
The tight end unit, including Bruno, Leonard Taylor, Mike Oakes, Dylan O’Quinn, Josh Whyle, Wilson Huber, and projected starter, Josiah Deguara, all decided to shave their heads during camp. Although Labelle is a team player, and this was in fact his own idea, he is certainly not a fan of his new hair style. “Hopefully, it grows back quickly,” he says.
Bruno expects to graduate in the spring with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. He then plans to enroll and earn his MBA before his scholarship and eligibility ends. Fluent in English, he continues to keep up his French when talking to his family and girlfriend.
Off the field, Bruno enjoys playing Fortnite, golfing, cooking, drinking coffee, and listening to country music. His favorite artists include Zac Brown Band and AC/DC.
His favorite meal to cook is salmon with white rice. I think we need to arrange a Chopped-style competition to see if he’s a superior chef to running back #3 Michael Warren.
By Andy Smith