UCF Welcomes Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Barrett Ruud To Football Staff
By Space Coast Daily // January 12, 2016
spent eight seasons in the NFL
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – UCF head coach Scott Frost announced Tuesday the addition of former NFL veteran Barrett Ruud to the Knights’ staff. Ruud will serve as a quality control administrator for the Black and Gold.
Ruud spent eight seasons in the NFL, amassing 658 tackles with six sacks, seven interceptions and six forced fumbles. The linebacker played with Tampa Bay from 2005-10, Tennessee in 2011 and New Orleans as well as Houston in 2012.
A native of Lincoln, Neb., Ruud was selected in the 2005 NFL Draft Second Round by the Buccaneers following a senior season with the Cornhuskers in which he earned numerous awards. In 2004, he was an Associated Press Third Team All-American and an All-Big 12 First Team member by several outlets.
When he left Nebraska, he held the school’s all-time record with 432 tackles, highlighted by a single-season mark of 149 tackles in 2003.
Ruud was a three-time Academic All-Big-12 First Team honoree en route to earning his bachelor’s degree in business management in 2005.
Ruud and his wife, Jenna, have a son, Brooks who is currently 3-months old.