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Romae Rucker has played in 35 games over his four seasons at Southeast. (Michael Grace)
 
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Senior Spotlight: Romae Rucker

Oct. 1, 2007

#4 Romae Rucker

POSITION: Cornerback
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'11"/185
BIRTHDATE: 10-30-84
PARENT: Romae Lee Rucker
HOMETOWN: Tampa, Fla.
HIGH SCHOOL: Tampa Bay Tech (2003)
HIGH SCHOOL COACH: Mike Bradley
HIGH SCHOOL HONORS: All-Western Conference, All-Hillsborough County defensive back and wide receiver, first and second team, 4x100 record holder in track
OTHER SPORTS PLAYED: Track & Field and Baseball
ACADEMIC MAJOR: Recreation
FAVORITE FOOD: Steamed Potatoes
FAVORITE KIND OF MUSIC: Southern Rap
FAVORITE SINGER: Keyshia Cole
FAVORITE NFL PLAYER: Arizona Cardinals running back Edgerrin James
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE? Dimitri Patterson (former Southeast cornerback who now plays for the Kansas City Chiefs), potential to win a championship
WHAT OTHER SCHOOLS RECRUITED YOU? Florida International, Georgia Southern, Flordia Atlantic, South Florida
BIGGEST SPORTS THRILL: 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Tennessee State on November 6, 2004
BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE ATHLETICALLY: My father
IF YOU COULD PURSUE ANY CAREER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Law enforcement, DEA
HIGH SCHOOL TEAMMATES THAT PLAYED DIVISION I FOOTBALL: Albert Daniels (Grambling), Kareem Brown (Texas Southern)
DO YOU HAVE ANY PRE-GAME RITUALS? Quiet time
WHO IS THE ONE PERSON IN THE WORLD YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET? Herman Boone of Remember the Titans
WHAT COLLEGIATE TEAM WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO PLAY AND WHY? Texas Southern, my friend, Kareem, plays there
WHO IS THE TOUGHEST INDIVIDUAL YOU HAVE EVER COMPETED AGAINST? Mike Williams, former wide receiver at USC who now plays for the Oakland Raiders
WHAT IS THE TOUGHEST STADIUM YOU HAVE EVER PLAYED AT? Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Year G GS Tkl Solo Ast TFL-Yds Sck FR-Yds INT-Yds TD FF Blk KR Yds Avg Lg TD
2004 9 0 11 9 2 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 00 0 9 231 25.7 85 1
2005 10 2 16 12 4 3-5 0 1-0 0-0 00 0 4 53 13.2 19 0
2006 11 8 25 15 10 1-3 0 1-5 2-12 01 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 5 0 13 9 4 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 00 0 8 119 14.9 28 0
Career 35 10 65 45 20 4-8 0 2-5 2-12 01 0 21 403 19.2 85 1


Romae Rucker has seen action in four consecutive seasons in the secondary. (Patrick Clark)



 
 

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