Ohio State Overview: Jeremy Ruckert appeared in 12 of 14 games for the Big Ten and Rose Bowl champions as a true freshman in 2018 … his one catch of the year was in the season opener, a 13-yard reception … one of the most talented young players in the program, Ruckert will be counted on to play an increased role headed into the 2019 campaign with a full season under his belt … Ruckert earned OSU Scholar-Athlete honors and is an exploring majors.
Honors and Awards
2018: OSU Scholar-Athlete
More on Jeremy: Jeremy Ruckert was considered the nation’s No. 2 tight end according to both Rivals and 247Sports … all-USA Today first-team offense selection … highly ranked overall with No. 31 ranking on the ESPN 300 and No. 37 overall in 247’s composite rankings … a four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … led Lindenhurst to the school’s first-ever Long Island Class I title last fall … selected as New York’s Gatorade State Player of the Year … played in the U.S. Army All-American Game … three-time Newsday All-Long Island first team selection … caught 61 passes for 1,094 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior and added 61 tackles with 13 sacks and two INTs from his defensive end/linebacker position … career totals of 222 receptions for 3,133 yards and 37 TDs for head coach Nicholas Lombardo … participated in The Opening in Beaverton, Ore. last summer … parents are Jamie and Bill Ruckert.