Scores & Stats

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position
DE
 
Jersey
77
Name  James Ruffin
Born  2/6/1987
Height  6-4
Weight  263
College  Northern Iowa
 
Notes:
Named to the 2009 Sports Network FCS All-America team and was chosen as a First-Team FCS All-American by the Associated Press in his senior year with Northern Iowa...Ruffin was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference co-Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the sixth player to win the award back-to-back and was listed on the preseason Ted Hendricks Award Watch List, the only FCS athlete so honored...Led the Panthers and the MVC in sacks with 10.5 and finished career ranked seventh among active FCS career leaders in sacks with 24 overall...Ruffin was an All-American as a junior when he ranked fifth at UNI with 69 total stops...First-Team All-MVC selection in 2007 and a member of the MVC's All-Newcomer unit a year earlier...Ruffin has shown that he has ability and plenty of potential, but he needs to stand out in a crowd that is already filled with plenty of big names from bigger schools.