A true junior that switched to linebacker from fullback in the spring of 2005 and moved to h-back during the 2005 season…
2005: Important member of the special teams for the Gators, most often on the kick return squad…Saw time in all 12 games…Moved to h-back during the season and practiced with the offense over the last two months of the campaign…
2004: Played in 11 games (all but Kentucky) for 125 plays…One of eight true freshmen to see action…Saw limited duties on offense at fulllback against EMU, Tennessee, MSU, Georgia, Vanderbilt and FSU…Recorded five tackles in 104 special teams' plays as a member of the punt, kickoff coverage and kickoff return teams…Made first career road trip to Tennessee…
PREP: Primary position was running back, although he lined up at linebacker and quarterback in high school…Named the Gainesville Sun's Class 2A Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2003…Received Class 1A All-State and first-team all-area honors as a junior…As a junior, he rushed for just under 1,500 yards…Team posted a 7-4 record in 2003 before dropping a 19-7 decision to Jacksonville Trinity in the third round of the state playoffs as he scored the squad's only touchdown…Helped the Blue Wave to a 12-1 season in 2002 before losing in the regional finals to eventual class 1A state champ Jacksonville Trinity…As a sophomore, he injured his leg during the second game of the year and was shelved for the remainder of the season…Also a starter on the basketball team that advanced to the Class 2A final in 2003…Also recruited by East Carolina and South Carolina…Coached by Florida graduate John Clifford…Has lived in Gainesville his entire life and is a lifelong Gator fan…
MAJOR: Social and Behavioral sciences.
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RUTLEDGE'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 2 (South Carolina, 2004)