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Bruce Bannon
Date of birth: March 11, 1951
Place of birth: Rockaway, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1973 / Round: 5 (New York Jets)
 As player:
1973-1974 Miami Dolphins
Career highlights and awards
Awards: 1972 All-America
Playing stats at

Bruce Patrick Bannon (born March 11, 1951 in Rockaway, New Jersey) is a former professional American football player. He played linebacker for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League in 1973 and 1974. He resides in Pennsylvania. Reports of his death in early 2008 were erroneous, arising from the death of an individual with the same name.

While at Penn State University, Bannon was named All-America and defensive MVP of the 1972 Cotton Bowl Classic. He graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in geology. He played high school football at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, New Jersey.[1]


  1. ^ Bruce Bannon, database Football. Accessed November 25, 2007.
Preceded by
No award
NCAA Top Five Award
Class of 1973
Robert W. Ash
Bruce Bannon
Blake L. Ferguson
Jerry A. Heidenreich
Sidney A. Sink
Succeeded by
David A. Blandino
Paul D. Collins
David D. Gallagher
Gary Hall, Sr.
Dave Wottle


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