The 6-foot-6, 240-pound senior tight end, linebacker and kicker caught 61 passes for 1,094 yards and 13 touchdowns this past season, leading the Bulldogs to a 12-0 record and the Div. I Long Island Championship. Ruckert also recorded 61 tackles on defense, with 13 sacks and four forced fumbles, while converting six field goals. He is a three-time All-State honoree and has been selected to play in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Ruckert has maintained a 92.5 GPA in the classroom. He has verbally committed to play football on scholarship at Ohio State University in the fall of 2018.
Ruckert has volunteered locally on behalf of youth football programs and has raised funds to benefit research supporting the battle against childhood cancer. “Jeremy Ruckert is one of the best players I’ve ever coached against,” said Paul Longo, head coach at William Floyd High. “He’s one of the best kickers I’ve ever seen, one of the best linebackers I’ve ever seen, one of the best tight end prospects. He can do everything, and I think some day he’ll be playing on Sundays.”