13 Gene Rucker
13 - Gene Rucker
Height: 5-11
Weight: 214
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Marion, Ohio
High School: Marion Harding
Position: DL


2013: Letter winner … played in all 10 games, including eight as a starting defensive end … led the team with 3.5 sacks for a total loss of 18 yards … placed fourth on the team with 49 tackles (25 solo) … finished third on the team with 4.5 tackles for a loss of 19 yards … defended two passes and broke up another … recorded an interception against Thomas More (Ky.) on Sept. 7 … recovered a fumble to set up the Crusaders’ game-winning drive in overtime of the team’s 27-24 victory over Muskingum on Nov. 9 … tallied a season-best 10 tackles at Baldwin Wallace on Oct. 26 … registered 1.5 sacks at cross-town rival Otterbein on Nov. 2 … posted eight tackles, including two for a loss of 12 yards, in Capital’s 42-13 win at Marietta on Sept. 21

2012: Letter winner … appeared in seven contests … compiled 14 tackles, including 12 solo stops … executed a fake punt for a 14-yard gain and a first down against Otterbein on Oct. 27 … posted a season-high seven tackles against Heidelberg on Oct. 6

2011: Did not play.

High School: 2010 and 2011 1st team GBC … 2010 and 2011 NCOCA 1st team

Personal: Majoring in Athletic Training with a minor in Pre-Physical Therapy … Parents are Lee and Melissa Starks … Played football for coach Heath Hinton at Marion Harding High School … Career ambition is to become a pediatric psychologist … Favorite athlete is Ray Lewis.