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#2 Malik Rucker

Height 6-0
Weight 175 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Minneapolis, Minn.
High School Robbinsdale Cooper

2014 – – Saw action in six games, recording three solo tackles and two assists, including a shared tackle for loss . . . saw first action of career in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-10 win at Purdue, recording one solo tackle for first tackle of career as defense allowed just 156 yards total offense . . . saw action in 45-29 win over Indiana, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 38-31 loss at Maryland, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 48-7 win over Northwestern, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 180 yards total offense . . . saw action in 51-14 loss at Minnesota . . . recorded two tackles at Minnesota, including one solo tackle and a shared tackle for loss . . . did not see action in 30-14 win at Illinois . . . did not see action in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska . . . did not see action in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee.

2013 Honors – – Team Leader Award, Special Teams . . . 2013 – – redshirted.

High school honors – – Earned first team all-conference and all-metro honors, as well as being named conference defensive MVP as a senior . . . first team all-conference and all-metro as a junior . . . honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore . . . Career – – three-year letterman as defensive back and receiver, while also returning kicks and punts . . . helped prep team post 9-3 record as team captain as a senior after reaching playoffs as a junior . . . recorded 83 tackles as a senior, including 60 solo stops . . . forced five fumbles and had three interceptions, scoring one touchdown . . . as wide receiver had six receptions for 157 yards and two scores . . . also recorded 83 tackles as a junior, with two forced fumbles and two interceptions . . . had one punt return for a score . . . recorded 20 tackles as a sophomore . . . also competed in basketball and track.

Personal – – Born 6/25/95 . . . pre-business major . . . parents are Chanda Smith Baker and Charles Rucker . . . high school coach was Willie Howard.