Drew Rucks
Drew  Rucks


Jackson, N.J.

High School:
Peddie School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 221


2003: Appeared in three games on special teams before being sidelined with right shoulder injury ... did not have any statistics ... moved from wide receiver to linebacker.

2002: Began Purdue career with start of spring semester ... appeared in 12 games, including one start ... caught eight passes for 73 yards (9.1 average) ... posted season highs of six receptions for 53 yards vs. Illinois State on Aug. 31 ... had 14-yard reception at Iowa on Oct. 5 ... started vs. Ohio State on Nov. 9 ... caught 6-yard pass vs. Indiana on Nov. 23.

Peddie: Ranked as No. 104 wide receiver in nation by Rivals.com ... caught 19 passes for 382 yards (20.1 average) and six touchdowns as senior ... Newark Star-Ledger first team all-prep selection ... coach was Frank DeLaurentis.

High School: First team all-state honoree as senior and third team selection as junior at Pennington (N.J.) High School ... caught 12 passes for 286 yards (23.8 average) and five touchdowns his senior season ... coach was Jake Rashkind ... also participated in lacrosse and wrestling ... placed fifth in state wrestling as junior.

Personal: Given name is Drew Jirard Rucks ... born Sept. 8, 1982 ... health and fitness major ... enjoys fishing ... father, Arthur, played basketball at Winston-Salem State.


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