Moqut Ruffins

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Moqut Ruffins
No. 93 – Albany Empire
Position: Offensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1984-04-06) April 6, 1984 (age 34)
Monterey, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school: Middletown Township (NJ) South
College: Louisiana Tech
Undrafted: 2006
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 64
Receiving yards: 606
Receiving TDs: 21
Tackles: 31.5
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Moqut Ruffins (born April 6, 1984) is an American football offensive lineman for the Albany Empire of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at Louisiana Tech University. He has also been a member of the Lakeland Thunderbolts, Laredo Lobos, Lubbock Renegades, Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings, New Orleans VooDoo, Pittsburgh Power, San Antonio Talons and Washington Valor.

Early years

Ruffins was born in Monterey, California. He played high school football at Middletown High School South in Middletown Township, New Jersey and helped the team win Central Jersey Group 3 titles in 2000 and 2001.[1]

College career

Ruffins played for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs from 2002 to 2005. He accumulated career totals of 79 tackles, nine tackles for a loss and three sacks. He earned First Team All-WAC honors his senior season in 2005 after recording 38 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, three sacks and two forced fumbles.[1][2] Ruffins was named the WAC Defensive Player of the Week in October 2005 after sacking quarterback Colt Brennan twice and recovering a fumble in a 46–14 win over the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.[3][4]

Professional career

Lakeland Thunderbolts

Ruffins played for the Lakeland Thunderbolts of the National Indoor Football League in 2006.[5]

Laredo Lobos

Ruffins played in one game for the Laredo Lobos of the af2 in 2007.[6]

Lubbock Renegades

Ruffins was assigned to the Lubbock Renegades of the af2 on April 27, 2007.[6][7] He played in nine games for the Renegades during the 2007 season, recording ten tackles, a sack, three pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick.[1] He was assigned to the Renegades on December 12, 2007 and played for the team in 2008.[8]

Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings

Ruffins played for the Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings of the af2 in 2009, earning First Team National Conference All-af2 honors.[9] The Battle Wings moved to the AFL in 2010, where Ruffins recorded fourteen total tackles, one forced fumble and seven receptions for 54 yards and two touchdowns.[10]

New Orleans VooDoo

Ruffins was assigned to the New Orleans VooDoo on September 23, 2010.[11] He caught four passes for 39 yards and two touchdowns for the VooDoo during the 2011 season.[10]

Pittsburgh Power

Ruffins was assigned to the Pittsburgh Power on January 30, 2012.[12] He recorded five receptions for 41 yards and two touchdowns for the Power in 2012.[10]

San Antonio Talons

Ruffins was assigned to the San Antonio Talons on January 10, 2013.[13] He caught sixteen passes for 181 yards and five touchdowns in seventeen games for the Talons during the 2013 season. He accumulated nineteen receptions for 151 yards and five touchdowns in sixteen games for the team in 2014.[10]

Jacksonville Sharks

Ruffins was assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks on March 5, 2015.[14] He earned First Team All-Arena honors in 2015 after starting sixteen games on the offensive line of the Sharks and catching seven passes for 71 yards and three touchdowns.[10] He played in 15 games, all starts, in 2016, catching 5 passes for 65 yards and 2 touchdowns.[15] On March 6, 2017, Ruffins signed with the Sharks for the 2017 season.[16] He earned First Team All-NAL honors in 2017 after playing in 8 games and catching 3 passes for 54 yards and 1 touchdown.[17][18] On August 18, 2017, he signed with the Sharks for the 2018 season.[19]

Washington Valor

On October 14, 2016, Ruffins was selected by the Washington Valor during the dispersal draft.[20]

Albany Empire

On June 7, 2018, Ruffins was assigned to the Albany Empire.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Moqut Ruffins Returns To Renegades". oursportscentral.com. December 12, 2007. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2005 All-WAC team". deseretnews.com. December 6, 2005. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Techs Ruffins Named WAC Defensive Player of the Week". latechsports.com. October 14, 2005. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ Reardon, Dave (October 9, 2005). "Bulldogs bully UH". archives.starbulletin.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ Trahan, Ken (March 23, 2011). "VooDoo's Ruffins ruffling opponents feathers". sportsnola.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Transactions Continue for Lubbock Renegades". arenafan.com. April 27, 2007. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ Walker, Jeff (April 28, 2007). "Renegades hope changes lead to wins". lubbockonline.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ Klumpp, Ian (July 26, 2008). "Renegades use Ruffins anywhere". lubbockonline.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Top league performers earn All-af2 status". arenafan.com. August 5, 2009. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "Moqut Ruffins". arenafootball.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Jacksonville Sharks". afldigital.com. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  16. ^ "SHARKS SIGN ALL-ARENA LINEMAN MO RUFFINS TO ROSTER". jaxsharks.com. March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 7, 2017. 
  17. ^ "4 COLUMBUS LIONS NAMED TO ALL-NAL OFFENSIVE SQUAD". www.nationalarenaleague.com. National Arena League. July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Jacksonville Sharks". thestatguys.com. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  19. ^ "All-NAL Lineman Mo Ruffins rejoins Sharks". nationalarenaleague.com. August 18, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  20. ^ "AFL Holds Dispersal Draft". arenafootball.com. October 14, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016. 

External links

  • Just Sports Stats
  • College stats
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