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All eyes will be on the Mean Machine’s own version of Joel Lanning.

Leading into the highly anticipated clash between the Allenville Penitentiary guards and inmates, dubbed the “Mean Machine,” most casual viewers will likely be paying attention to former Pittsburgh Steelers and Florida State quarterback Paul “Wrecking” Crewe. However, I’ll also be keeping my eye on the Mean Machine utility player Brucie.

To date, Paul Crewe and coach Nate Scarborough are the only two players we’ve ever seen play in a football game before, but word out of training camp is that Brucie may see time at both the kicker and quarterback spots, a feat which hasn’t been seen since the days of George Blanda in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Here’s brief clip of him practicing kickoffs.

Footage of Brucie practicing at quarterback is difficult to come by, but we were able to obtain a short clip of the do-it-all player throwing a pass in practice on some amateur footage from a source within the program.

Beyond his tangible skills, coaches have raved about Brucie’s leadership abilities and overall aggressiveness. Here we can see his passion for the game in an inspiring speech to his teammates, as well as unbound aggressiveness, even in footwork drills.

It’s difficult to predict exactly what Brucie’s impact on the game will be, given that he can play so many different positions, but fans will certainly want to keep an eye out for the diminutive utility player. We know his pet bird Ronnie will be.