2014 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2014 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games on special teams ... was the starting punter for six contests ... averaged a team-leading 46.7 yards on 23 punts (1,073) ... notched four punts inside the 20-yard line, while kicking six of 50-plus yards ... kicked a season-long 64-yard punt against Texas Tech, while placing two inside the 20-yard line ... established a career-best 47.7 yard average on six punts (286 yards) at LA Tech.

2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games as the starting punter as a true freshman ... tallied 2,239 yards on 56 punts (40.0 average) ... only two punts were blocked ... placed 16 punts inside the 20-yard line ... booted a career-best 73-yard punt (tied for 10th-longest in school history) during a home victory over FIU ... tallied a season-high 362 yards on eight punts for a season-best 45.2 average, including three 50+ yard kicks, at North Texas.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Played one year of varsity football at Steinbrenner HS ... earned All-Area honors, finishing 7-of-10 on field goals with a long of 40 yards ... coached by Andres Perez ... also played soccer in high school ... member of the National Honor Society with a 4.6 prep GPA.

PERSONAL: Full name is Michael Evan Ruggles ... parents are John and Jackie Ruggles ... has one brother ... born in Tampa, Fla. ... undeclared major.

Mike Ruggles

Mike  Ruggles


Lutz, Fla.

High School:
Steinbrenner HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 210



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