36 Aaron Rittgers
36 - Aaron Rittgers
Height: 6-1
Weight: 220
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Pickerington, Ohio
High School: Pickerington Central
Position: DL

2012: Letter winner … started all 10 games on the defensive line … posted 31 tackles (20 solo) … recorded 6.0 tackles for a loss of 27 yards … recovered a fumble against Baldwin Wallace on Oct. 20 … registered a season-best nine tackles at Ohio Northern on Sept. 22

2011: Letter winner … Started in 10 games … Recorded 33 total tackles (17 solo) … Tallied one sack … Defended two passes … Broke up two passes … Recovered one fumble … Blocked one field goal … Played on special teams. 

2010: Posted two tackles, including a sack, at Wilmington (9/18)… Tallied two tackles at nationally-ranked Ohio Northern (10/9)… Had two tackles and forced a fumble against John Carroll (10/30). 

2009: Finished with five tackles and a sack against Heidelberg (9/19)… Had an interception, forced a fumble and compiled eight tackles at Wilmington (9/26)… Totaled six solo tackles, including two for a loss at Marietta (10/3)… Tallied five tackles against top-ranked Mount Union (10/10)… Picked up a fumble and returned it 28 yards for his first collegiate touchdown in the season-finale win over Baldwin-Wallace (11/14). 

2008: Played on the junior varsity squad. 

High School: A 2007 Division I First Team All-State selection as an offensive lineman. 

Personal: Majoring in Health and Fitness Management … Parents are Jim and Lori Rittgers … Played football for coach Jay Sharrett at Pickerington Central High School, where he also participated in baseball and track & field … Career ambition is to become a college strength and conditioning coach … Favorite class at Capital is Humanities.