College Highlights
Holds the school career-record with 203 receptions, topping the previous mark of 200 by Justin Gage (1999-2002)…It also broke his tie with Gage for sole possession for eighth on the Big Twelve career-record list…His 203 receptions are the most ever by a Big Twelve Conference tight end in a career…Ranks second in school annals with 2,175 yards receiving, surpassed only by Justin Gage (2,704 yards)…Joined Gage and Victor Bailey (2,144 yards, 1990-92) as the only Missouri Tigers to gain over 2,000 yards receiving in a career…Broke the previous all-time tight end records at the school which were set by Andy Gibler (101 catches for 1,290 yards, 1979-82)…Joined Justin Gage (82 in 2002) as the only players in school history to catch over 80 passes (school season-record 84 grabs) in a season…His 84 catches shattered the old Missouri season-record for tight ends, topping the previous mark of 55 receptions by A.J. Ofodile in 1993…Those 84 receptions placed Rucker ninth on the Big Twelve season-record chart…His 834 yards receiving in 2007 rank tied with Joe Stewart (1976) for sixth on the school’s overall season-record list, while that total broke the old record for tight end, topping Ofodile’s 1993 mark of 589 yards…His eleven receptions vs. Western Michigan in 2007 are the most catches by a Missouri tight end in a game and rank sixth on the school’s overall game-record list behind Justin Gage (16 vs. Bowling Green in 2002, 13 vs. Baylor in 2001 and 12 vs. Oklahoma State in 2001), Kenny Holly (15 vs. Oklahoma State in 1992) and Victor Bailey (12 vs. Kansas in 1992)… Holds the school record with 50 consecutive starts, topping the old mark of 48 by Brad Smith (2002-05).

Hotel and Restaurant Management major…Older brother, Mike, was an All-American defensive end at Nebraska (1995-98) and just finished his ninth season as a starter on the Carolina Panthers’ defensive line…Son of LaVell and Martin Rucker...Father is member of the House of Representatives in the state of Missouri...Born 5/04/85…Resides in St. Joseph, Missouri.