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#14 Michael Ruff
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 175
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Whitmire, S.C.
High School: Whitmire
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Michael Ruff
Courtesy: Presbyterian College Athletics
Release: 06/13/2008

2011: Team's leading receiver played in 11 games and caught 38 passes for 432 yards and two touchdowns ... Also has 29 kick returns for 570 yards ... Has 1178 all-purpose yards this season ... Sixth in the Big South in all-purpose yards, third in kick returns and fifth in kick return yards ... Had a season-long 47-yard kick return in the last game of the season, against Charleston Southern ... Ranks first in the PC Division I era career record books in kick return yards with 1,256 (66 returns) and is fifth in average kick return yards with 19.03 ... Tied his career-high with two touchdowns at Stony Brook ... Scored his first TD of the season off a 54-yard run in the second quarter and caught a nine-yard TD pass in the third against the Sea Wolves ... Had a season-high 194 all-purpose yards that game ... Recorded a career-long 59-yard rush at Georgia Southern ... Caught a 34-yard pass in the final minutes at Liberty as PC drove to the red zone for a game-tying field goal with five seconds on the clock.

2010: Saw time in all 11 games ... Versatile player that saw time in multiple positions ... Registered 925 all-purpose yards on the season ... Caught 33 passes for 487 yards and had a team-leading six receiving touchdowns ... Opened the season with a four reception, 122 yard, one touchdown game at Wake Forest ... Touchdown against the Demon Deacons of 68 yards earned the top spot on SportsCenter ... Hauled in a career-high eight catches for 76 yards and two touchdowns at Clemson ... Completed a 44-yard pass to Myron Gary against VMI ... Returned five kick-offs for 105 yards against the Keydets ... Had a reception for a first down in the win over Gardner-Webb ... Tallied 127 all-purpose yards against No. 12 Liberty ... Caught a 54-yard touchdown at Charleston Southern ... Hauled in two catches in the victory over Davidson for 96 yards ... Both catches resulted in touchdowns ... Had five 100-plus yard all-purpose games ... In receiving yards per game in the Big South, Ruff ranked ninth (44.3) ... Was seventh in kick return average  (18.0) as well as ninth in all-purpose yards per game with an 84.1.

2009: Played in nine games on the season ... Totaled nine rushes for 130 yards and a touchdown on the season ... Posted four receptions for 39 yards and a score on the year ... Also had 12 kick returns for 235 yards ... Scampered 22 yards against Chattanooga on a rush ... Had a 15-yard touchdown reception at Liberty ... Also returned three kicks for 59 yards against the Flames ... Had five rushes for 97 yards, including a touchdown, at Coastal Carolina ... Posted a 44-yard career-long rush against the Chanticleers ... Had a career-high 62 return yards in the same game.

2008: Redshirted.

High School: Speedy wide receiver that played in the 2007 North-South All-Star game, where he received the Character Award ... Finalist for South Carolina Mr. Football ... Clocked at 4.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Designated as the 2007 1-A Back of the Year after accounting for 1,125 yards and 17 touchdowns passing ... Dual threat from the running back position who rushed for at least 1,000 yards each season during his four-year career (5,489 career yards) ... As a receiver, he finished his high school career with 950 yards receiving ...  Hauled in 42 receptions and had 11 TDs ... Garnered regional Player of the Year accolades in 2007 ... Finished with a solid junior season 13 rushing touchdowns, three receiving touchdowns and one passing touchdown ... Ruff was also an all-region selection in basketball in 2007.   

Personal: Michael Isaiah Whist Ruff was born June 9, 1989 in Bronx, N.Y. ... Son of Michele Ruff ... Majoring in Political Science.

 

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CLINTON, S.C. Women's basketball's Janie Miles (Clemson, S.C.) and men's basketball's William Truss (Vestavia Hills, Ala.) were named Presbyterian College's Female and Male Athletes of the Week for their accomplishments on the court for the week ending December 9.