Death: John Bruhin Has Passed Away, What Happened? It is with great sadness announcing the death of John Bruhin on April 1, 2022, the announcement of her death was made known through a Facebook page. The cause of death has not been made known.
John was a native of Knoxville, he lettered for the Vols at offensive guard from 1985-to 87, and was a member of UT’s 1985 SEC Championship team. A fourth-round pick by Tampa Bay in the 1988 NFL Draft, Bruhin played four seasons with the Buccaneers.
According to en.wikipedia.org, BruhinJohn Glenn Bruhin is a former American football guard who spent four seasons with the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Bruhin in the fourth round of the 1988 NFL Draft. He attended the University of Tennessee for collegiate football and Powell High School in Powell, Tennessee for high school football.
After redshirting at Tennessee in 1983, Bruhin played most of the 1984 season as a backup to All-American Bill Mayo. He was a starter on a line that included future NFL players Bruce Wilkerson, Harry Galbreath, and David Douglas by the 1985 season, and he put in a “stellar blocking performance” in the 1986 Sugar Bowl. Despite a knee injury, he played in 11 of the team’s 12 games in 1986 and all 12 in 1987.
Bruhin started every game for the Tampa Bay Rays during his debut season in 1988. By 1989, he had earned his way into the starting lineup, but a knee injury in the seventh game of the season forced him to miss a number of games. During the 1990 season, he alternated at left guard with Tom McHale and started a few games for the Bucs. During the 1991 season, he alternated starting at right guard with Ian Beckles and Tom McHale. In March 1992, Bruhin signed with the Philadelphia Eagles but was released just before the season began.