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#5 Manny Rugamba

Height 6-0
Weight 172 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Naperville, Ill.
High School Naperville Central

Hawk-Item – – One of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2016.

2017 Honors – – Preseason fourth team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . 2017 – – Recorded 36 tackles, including 31 solo stops and five assists, along with four pass break-ups and one recovered fumble . . . did not see action in 24-3 win over Wyoming . . . started at cornerback in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State, recording two solo tackles . . . started at cornerback in 31-14 win over North Texas . . . five tackles vs. North Texas, including four solo stops and one assist, to go with two pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State . . . career-best nine tackles vs. Penn State, including eight solo stops and one assist . . . did not see action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State due to injury . . . saw limited action in 45-16 win over Illinois due to injury, recording no statistics . . . saw limited action in 45-16 win over Illinois due to injury, recording no statistics . . . started at defensive back in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern, recording four solo tackles and two assists . . . started at defensive back in 17-10 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 281 yards total offense . . . recorded three solo tackles vs. Minnesota . . . started at cornerback in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State, recording five solo tackles and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin, recording one assisted tackle and a fumble recovery (second of career) before leaving the game due to injury . . . started at cornerback in 24-15 loss to Purdue, recording three solo tackles and one pass break-up . . . saw action in 56-14 win at Nebraska, recording two solo tackles as defense allowed 67 rushing yards and just 267 yards total offense  . . . did not see action in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College.

2016 Honors – – Next Man In Award, defense . . . Big Ten Conference co-Freshman of the Week vs. Michigan . . . Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan by College Sports Madness . . . 2016 – – Saw action in 12 games, with three starts at cornerback . . . recorded 13 solo tackles and six assists, along with two interceptions, four pass break-ups and one caused and one recovered fumble . . . saw first action of career in 45-21 win over Miami, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State as defense allowed just 291 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle, one assist and one pass break-up vs. ISU . . . saw action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Rutgers, but had no statistics as defense allowed just one touchdown . . . saw action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Minnesota, recording first career interception and seven yard return as defense allowed just 102 net rushing yards and 268 yards total offense . . . saw action in 49-35 win at Purdue, recording career best three tackles, including two solo tackles and one assisted stop as defense allowed just 47 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State, recording one solo tackle . . . started at cornerbackin 14-13 win over #2 Michigan for first career start as defense allowed just 201 yards total offense . . . recorded career-best four tackles vs. Michigan, including two solo stops and two assists . . . also had key fourth quarter pass interception, three pass break-ups and a shared tackle for loss . . . started at cornerback in 28-0 win at Illinois as defense allowed just 61 net rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . recorded career-best seven tackles at Illinois, including five solo tackles and two assists . . . also had a forced and recovered fumble on special teams . . . started at cornerback in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska, recording one solo tackle before leaving the game due to injury, as defense allowed just 90 net rushing yards and 217 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida, due to injury.

High School honors — Named Chicago Tribune first-team all-state as a senior . . . unanimous first-team all-conference and all-area as a senior . . . special mention all-conference as a junior . . . Career — Recorded 112 receptions for 1,615 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior . . . on defense recorded 30 solo tackles and 15 assists with six interceptions and eight pass break-ups . . . team posted 10-2 record and reached state quarterfinals as a senior . . . also reached state quarterfinals as a junior with 9-3 record . . . member of state championship team (11-3) as a sophomore . . . team captain as a senior.

Personal — Born 3/10/98… open major . . . mother is Daniella Umutanguha . . . one of two players from Naperville on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Michael Stine.