Hometown: Detroit, MI
Weight: 190 pounds
200 meter dash: 21.67 seconds
100 meter dash: 10.85 seconds
|BIO:||2001||Honorable Mention, All-Western State Conference (CA), JC, DB|
This season J.R. Ruffin earned an honorable mention on California's All-Western State Conference, Mountain Division as a defensive back. This, despite missing part of the season with an injury. J.R. is an explosive, multi-sport athlete who also participates on the track team in the 100 and 200 meter dash. A versatile athlete, Ruffin was used sparingly on offense, and caught just 3 passes…of course, 2 were for long touchdowns, including a 58 yarder. J.R. also participated on special teams as a kick and punt returner, and also defended against fieldgoals (on one occasion he scooped up a blocked fieldgoal and returned it 43 yards). Most intriguing, however, is that J.R. has been clocked in the 40 in sub-4.30 seconds. Obviously, his size and exceptional speed are likely to be utilized in some fashion this coming season…and probably quite often.