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Noel

Ruiz

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#35

Kicker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 176
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Wilson, N.C.
High School: Fike

Bio

Won the placekicking job as a freshman where he contributed to the Aggies 12-0 season that included a MEAC title, a Celebration Bowl win and a HBCU national title … Has an excellent foot and the Aggies looks to provide them with a reliable field goal kicker when the offense can’t get into the end zone … Will compete with Davis Rogers and Michael Rivers for the job of primary kicker.

2017 Season: Played in 12 games as the Aggies kicker on field goals, extra points and kickoffs … Made 9 of 14 field goals during the season with his season-high being 41 yards at S.C. State on Sept. 30 … Made 3 of 3 field goals to help the Aggies defeat the Bulldogs 21-7 … Earned Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts after also connecting on an extra point … Also went 3-for-3 in field goals including a 32-yarder in the Aggies 36-17 win over Savannah State on Nov. 11 … Made 48 of 54 extra points hitting eight against Mars Hill (Sept. 9), seven at Morgan State (Sept. 23) and six against Delaware State (Oct. 7) … Kicked off 76 times for an average 51.7 yards and three touchbacks … Ranked third in the conference in scoring (75) and field goal percentage (.643) … In the MEAC, ranked 11th in points responsible for, 12th in points responsible for per game and fourth in field goals per game.  

High School: Was a 3-star recruit by Scout.com out of Fike High School … Had 41 of his 45 kickoffs go for touchbacks … Made a school-record 49-yard field ... Named All-Area and averaged 34.4 yards per punt.

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