Players

Barrett Ruud
LB #57
Height:
6-2
Weight:
241
College:
Nebraska
Hometown:
Lincoln, Neb.
Experience:
8
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 116 658 481 177 6 0 25 7 0 45 -- 21
2012 HOU 9 16 12 4 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2012 NO 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 TEN 9 57 40 17 0 -- 3 1 0 4 4 4
2010 TB 16 118 85 33 2 -- 4 1 0 1 1 1
2009 TB 16 142 107 35 0 -- 7 1 0 23 23 21
2008 TB 16 137 102 35 3 -- 6 2 0 10 5 10
2007 TB 15 114 83 31 0 -- 3 2 0 7 3.5 5
2006 TB 16 57 37 20 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 TB 16 17 15 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed with Seattle as a free agent April 12, 2012.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally selected by the Tampa Bay Buc - caneers in the second round (36th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. Spent six seasons with Tampa Bay before signing as an unrestricted free agent with Tennessee in 2011.
• Led the Bucs in tackles four consecutive years (2007-10), including a career-high 205 in 2009. Was the first Tampa Bay player to eclipse the 200-tackle plateau since Hardy Nickerson in 1993.
• In 68 career starts for Tampa, led or tied for the team lead in tackles 41 times and missed only one game due to injury (12/20/07 vs. Carolina).
• Was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month in September 2007, and Week 2 NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his effort against New Orleans on Sept. 16, 2007. • Made first career start in 2006 season opener against Baltimore (9/10).
• Tied for fourth on the Buccaneers with 18 special teams tackles as a rookie in 2005.

COLLEGE:
Started 37 of 50 games during fouryear career at Nebraska and finished as the Huskers’ all-time leading tackler with 432 tackles. Added three forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, one interception and 13 passes defensed. As a senior in 2004, honors included first-team All-American from The NFL Draft Report, third-team All-American from Asso - ciated Press, first-team All-Big 12 and Aca - demic All-Big 12. As a junior in 2003, honors included Academic All-Big 12, second-team All- Big 12 (AP), third-team All-Big 12 (coaches) and Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll. As a sophomore in 2002, honors included Academic All-Big 12, Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll and All-Big 12 honorable mention (coaches).

PERSONAL:
Attended Lincoln (Neb.) Southeast High School, where he competed as an I-back and linebacker. The four-year letterman helped the Knights compile a 48-2 record, four state playoff appearances and Class A state titles in 1997, 1998 and 2000. Was a twotime All-Nebraska honoree by the Omaha World-Herald and a two-time super-state pick by the Lincoln Journal Star. Named by the The World-Herald as honorary captain of the offense, while the Journal Star named him the offensive player of the year, defensive player of the year and prep athlete of the year. Earned All-American honors as a linebacker from Prep Star and Student Sports. Graduated from Nebraska with a degree in business management.

HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed with Seattle as a free agent April 12, 2012.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally selected by the Tampa Bay Buc - caneers in the second round (36th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. Spent six seasons with Tampa Bay before signing as an unrestricted free agent with Tennessee in 2011.
• Led the Bucs in tackles four consecutive years (2007-10), including a career-high 205 in 2009. Was the first Tampa Bay player to eclipse the 200-tackle plateau since Hardy Nickerson in 1993.
• In 68 career starts for Tampa, led or tied for the team lead in tackles 41 times and missed only one game due to injury (12/20/07 vs. Carolina).
• Was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month in September 2007, and Week 2 NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his effort against New Orleans on Sept. 16, 2007. • Made first career start in 2006 season opener against Baltimore (9/10).
• Tied for fourth on the Buccaneers with 18 special teams tackles as a rookie in 2005.

COLLEGE:
Started 37 of 50 games during fouryear career at Nebraska and finished as the Huskers’ all-time leading tackler with 432 tackles. Added three forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, one interception and 13 passes defensed. As a senior in 2004, honors included first-team All-American from The NFL Draft Report, third-team All-American from Asso - ciated Press, first-team All-Big 12 and Aca - demic All-Big 12. As a junior in 2003, honors included Academic All-Big 12, second-team All- Big 12 (AP), third-team All-Big 12 (coaches) and Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll. As a sophomore in 2002, honors included Academic All-Big 12, Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll and All-Big 12 honorable mention (coaches).

PERSONAL:
Attended Lincoln (Neb.) Southeast High School, where he competed as an I-back and linebacker. The four-year letterman helped the Knights compile a 48-2 record, four state playoff appearances and Class A state titles in 1997, 1998 and 2000. Was a twotime All-Nebraska honoree by the Omaha World-Herald and a two-time super-state pick by the Lincoln Journal Star. Named by the The World-Herald as honorary captain of the offense, while the Journal Star named him the offensive player of the year, defensive player of the year and prep athlete of the year. Earned All-American honors as a linebacker from Prep Star and Student Sports. Graduated from Nebraska with a degree in business management.