Matthew Ruggiero

Hometown: North Caldwell, NJ

2008: #32 FB 6-0, 220 lbs. Sr.


2007: #32 FB 6-0, 215 lbs. Jr.

FB on 2-RB set formations


2006: #40 FB 6-0, 210 lbs. So.

Earned first letter at Delaware in first year of eligibility after transfer from Wagner...saw action in all games as a special teams player and short yardage blocker...carried twice for 12 yards and registered two tackles on the season...rushed twice for 12 yards on carries of 11 and one yard vs. West Chester...posted solo tackles vs. Rhode Island and William & Mary...rushed for 48 yards on 10 carries and scored on a 23-yard touchdown run and had two catches for eight yards in the Blue-White spring game.


2005: #54 LB 6-0, 210 lbs. Fr.r

Did not play. Ineligible for 2005 Season per NCAA Transfer Rules


High School: West Essex 6-0, 210 lbs.

Played football and was a member of the track and field team at West Essex High School...played linebacker and strong safety in football...led team to 10 or more wins each of his three varsity won state, section, and group titles his senior year...earned first team all-conference, All-Essex County, and state All-Group II honors as a senior...earned two letters in track as a sprinter and long jumper.

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