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    Alex Rucks
    Alex Rucks

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lincolnshire, Ill.

    High School:
    Stevenson

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 310

    Position:
    OL



    Career: Saw limited playing time throughout career due to injuries.

    2008: Backup offensive guard ... Appeared in one game.

    2007: Played in two games.

    2006: Knee injury hindered his development.

    2005: Slowed by injuries early in the season ... Played in three games (Michigan State, Ohio State, Illinois) as a backup offensive guard.

    2004: Did not see action.

    High School: A three-year letterwinner who earned all-state honors as an offensive tackle his junior and senior seasons ... Earned all-state honors from the Illinois Coaches' Association his senior year, and honorable mention kudos from the Chicago Tribune his junior and senior seasons ... Garnered all-conference, all-county and all-area honors as both a junior and senior ... Helped the Patriots reach the Class 8A state championship game his junior year, when they placed second ... Stevenson went a combined 27-10 his three years ... Team reached quarterfinals in 2001 and the second round in 2003 ... Hails from the same high school that produced former NU star Matt O'Dwyer ... Also played basketball (two letters) and competed in track and field (three letters) ... Coached by Bill Mitz.

    Personal: Born Alex James Walter Rucks ... Son of Tom and Mary Ellen Rucks ... Both grandfathers are members of Illinois' High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame ... Father, Tom, competed in football and wrestling at Western Illinois, and brother, Chris, played football at Illinois and Carthage Colleges ... Communication studies major and business institutions minor.

    the Alex Rucks File
    Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
    A: Chris Farley
    Q: if you could have a starring role in any film film already made, which movie would you pick?
    A: Gladiator
    Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is...
    A: I like to cook
    Q: My favorite opposing stadium to play in is ...
    A: Ohio State
    Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be ...
    A: Winning a national championship
    Q: My favorite place to visit is ...
    A: Las Vegas
    Q: The person that inspires me the most is ...
    A: My father
    Q: My favorite food is ...
    A: Mexican
    Q: If you could reverse one sports call in history, which one would it be?
    A: Barry Bonds' home runs
    Q: What are you most thankful for in your life?
    A: My family

    Rucks's Career Stats

    PARTICIPATION          G
    2004................   0  No other statistics
    2005................   3  No other statistics
    2006................   0  No other statistics
    2007................   2  No other statistics
    2008................   1  No other statistics
    TOTAL...............   6  No other statistics