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Jeremy Ruffin

Jeremy  Ruffin

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Meridian, Miss.

High School:
Meridian HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
DB

Experience:
1L

Missed spring work after having off-season foot surgery ... Was unable to play in Red-Blue spring game ... Expected to be back at full strength in the fall as he looks to become a solid back-up ... Was an excellent special teams player in 2002 ... Saw limited action, but was showing signs of improvement when he suffered the injury.

2002: True freshman played in 12-of-13 games ... Did not play at Alabama (10/19) ... Earned his first letter ... 17 stops (eight solo) and one pass deflection ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/21): Had a season-high five stops (two solo) ... vs. Arkansas State (10/12): Credited with four tackles and a pass deflection ... Spring 2002: Moved to free safety after working a few days of spring practice at strong safety ... Had 11 tackles and broke up one pass in Red-Blue game.

HIGH SCHOOL: Picked up All-America honors from SuperPrep magazine ... Was first team All-State selection of The Clarion-Ledger and the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Was named to The Clarion-Ledger "Ten Most Wanted" list and Dandy Dozen ... Made SuperPrep Dixie team and Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report All-Southeast team ... Max Emfinger.rivals.com Nifty 150 Bluechips selection ... Made BorderWars.com Top 100 list ... Named to Fox Sports Net's Countdown to Signing Day "All-South" third team ... Played in 2001 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in Mobile, Ala. ... Playing linebacker and defensive end, had 313 tackles and 39 QB sacks as a three-year starter at Class 5A Meridian High ... As a senior, was credited with 101 tackles, including 90 solo hits, and 13 QB sacks ... Also had three pass interceptions and four knockdowns ... Coached by Bill Sartin ... Earned letters in football and basketball ... Averaged 15.0 points and 15.0 rebounds in basketball.

PERSONAL: Son of Green Berry Ruffin and Tommie Jean Ruffin ... Full name is Jeremy D. Ruffin ... Born: June 27, 1982 ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.

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