Fifteen former Spartans, including 10 seniors and two juniors from the 2011 team, audition in front of NFL scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Football Building.
Football Media Center: Georgia
B.J. Cunningham named Most Valuable Player by his teammates.
Football Media Center: Indiana
CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterman had two catches for 29 yards in 16 career games . . . primarily saw action on special teams.
2011 SEASON (SENIOR): Appeared in five games (Florida Atlantic, Central Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Georgia), primarily on special teams, to earn his third letter . . . presented the Doug Weaver Oil Can Award as team humorist for the second straight season . . . returned to wide receiver in 2011 after spending the 2010 season as a back-up cornerback . . . had 10 catches for 164 yards (16.4 avg.) in three spring scrimmages . . . caught three passes for 68 yards in the April 30 spring game, including a 39-yard strike from Kirk Cousins . . . had three receptions for 70 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown grab from Andrew Maxwell, in the second spring scrimmage.
2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Presented the Doug Weaver Oil Can Award as team humorist . . . did not see game action in 2010 . . . selected Scout Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Michigan . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Notre Dame.
2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in seven games . . . had two catches for 29 yards . . . hauled in an 8-yard grab at Wisconsin . . . recorded his first career reception with a 21-yard gain in the season opener vs. Montana State.
2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action at flanker in four games in 2008 (vs. Eastern Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Purdue) . . . caught three passes for 90 yards, including TD receptions of 55 and 29 yards, in the 2008 spring game.
2007 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2007 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (East-West) All-Star Game . . . named to SuperPrep's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among the state's top 25 seniors by the Scout.com (No. 20), Lansing State Journal (No. 21), The Detroit News (No. 24) and Detroit Free Press (No. 24) . . . earned all-state honors from The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press . . . two-time Dream Team selection by The Oakland Press . . . named All-Metro North by The Detroit News . . . three-year starter for Coach Dan MacLean at Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, Mich. . . . selected the team's Offensive MVP each of the last two seasons . . . rushed 62 times for 640 yards (10.3 avg.) and six touchdowns as a senior . . . carried seven times for 145 yards and two scores vs. Monroe . . . scored on a 52-yard run vs. Romulus . . . accounted for three TDs vs. Clarenceville . . . had 27 receptions for 514 yards (19.0 avg.) and six TDs in 2006 . . . caught six passes for 128 yards and two TDs vs. Flint Kearsley . . . his 24-yard TD grab with :08 left vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central tied the game and the extra point gave the Yellowjackets a 23-22 victory . . . recorded 60 tackles and two interceptions as a senior, returning one pick for a score . . . posted a career-best 12 solo tackles vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central . . . second-team all-state selection as a junior . . . produced 10 plays resulting in gains of 70 yards or longer during his career . . . scored on two pass plays that covered 99 yards . . . his prep career rushing totals include 81 carries for 976 yards (12.0 avg.) and 10 TDs . . . had 72 career receptions for 1,578 yards (21.9 avg.) and 16 scores . . . registered 153 career tackles and eight interceptions, returning two for TDs . . . also competed in track as a sprinter . . . named to All-State Track Dream Team after winning four gold medals (100, 400, 800 and 1600 relays) in the 2007 Division 3 state championships . . . Division 3 state 100-meter champion in 2006 . . . anchored 4x100 (43.37) and 4x200 (1:27.29) relays that won state titles . . . school record-holder in 100 meters (10.5) . . . participated in basketball as a freshman and sophomore . . . son of Demetrius and Lashawn Rucker . . . born Jan. 10, 1989 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in hospitality business.
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