October 2, 2022
Heritage Hills High School
Heritage Hill High School
Heritage Hills went 10-0 during Bruce's senior year (fall of 1980), however Heritage Hills did not make the playoffs due to the Cluster Playoff System. Bruce earned MVP Honors in the 1981 North-South All-Star Game.
Bruce played at Purdue from 1981-1984. He was named team captain in 1984 and led his team to the 1984 Peach Bowl. Over his college career, he had 1,100 rushing yards (5.6 yards per attempt) and 7 touchdowns.
Bruce and his wife Christina have four children, Micole, Michael, James and Preston.
Bruce King set the bar high for talented football players at Heritage Hills High School. After a 10-0 senior season, King made the Indiana South All-Star team and was named MVP of that game in 1981. He went on to play football for the Purdue Boilermakers. From 1981-84. King was known as an outstanding blocker, while also rushing for 1.100 yards, 5.6 yards per attempt and 7 touchdowns, He was named team captain for the 84 season and helped lead Purdue to the 1984 Peach Bowl. In 1985, Burce was drafted 126th overall (5th round) by the Kansas City Chiefs. He was the only rookie fullback/running back to start on opening day of the 1985 season. King was traded to the Buffalo Bills 4 games into the 86 season and remained there through the 1987 season. Those who know Heritage Hills football will say the Bruce King helped put Heritage Hills on the map as a football powerhouse. From tiny Mariah Hill, Indiana, he took a strong work ethic and physical mentality to the Big Ten and onto the NFL. He inspired many young Patriots to work hard and dream big.