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Nick Ruffing
Nick  Ruffing

Offensive Analyst

Nick Ruffing is in his eighth year with the Michigan State football program, his second as an offensive analyst. Ruffing provides the offensive coaches with statistical reports, including self-scouting, game film analysis and opponent tendency details. In addition, he handles opponent defensive breakdowns and scouting materials.

Ruffing served as a graduate assistant during the 2011 season, assisting offensive line coach Mark Staten, and was a video intern in 2012 and 2013.

Ruffing returned to MSU in 2015 during the Spartans’ Big Ten Championship season as a recruiting intern after serving as the scouting/player personnel intern for the Detroit Lions in 2014.

The East Lansing, Michigan, native previously spent two years (2009-10) working as a graduate assistant in the weight room under Ken Mannie.

Ruffing also served as an assistant coach for five years under Bill Feraco at East Lansing High School.

He was a two-year letterman as an offensive tackle at East Lansing High School where he played for Coach Jeff Smith.

Ruffing earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a specialization in coaching from Michigan State in 2008. He received his master’s degree in kinesiology/sports administration from MSU in December 2011.

Ruffing and his wife, Katie, have been married for three years.

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