UW Health Sports Medicine 

2010 Wisconsin Football Signing Class

Ben Ruechel
LB, 6-1, 198
Oconto, Wis. (Oconto HS)

High School: In four-year career, passed for 4,015 yards and 56 touchdowns, rushed for 3,537 yards and 52 touchdowns, made 282 tackles, and had six sacks, five interceptions and three blocked punts ... three-team team MVP ... as a senior, passed for 1,426 yards and 35 touchdowns, rushed for 826 yards and 13 touchdowns, while registering two sacks on defense ... selected to Shrine All-Star game ... named honorable mention all-state, all-region, all-conference and all-area as outside linebacker... first-team all-conference and also named all-area as quarterback ... as a junior, rushed for 1,102 yards and 20 touchdowns, passed for 1,545 yards and 15 touchdowns, and made 79 tackles and had three sacks on defense ... football captain as junior and senior ... in junior season, named first-team all-conference at outside linebacker and quarterback ... in sophomore season, had 15 rushing touchdowns and 933 yards, 776 passing yards and five touchdowns and, on defense, made 43 tackles with one sack and one blocked kick ... in freshman season, rushed for 676 yards and three touchdowns, while passing for 218 yards and one touchdown ... on defense as a freshman, made 56 tackles and recorded four interceptions and two blocked kicks ... four-time letterwinner in football and wrestling and two-time letterwinner in baseball ... captained wrestling team for three years ... three-year member of National Honor Society and served as Vice President as a senior ... member of school's high honor all four years ... three-year member of National Honor Society ... head coach was Dave Ruechel

Personal: Parents are David and Carla Ruechel ... uncle, Mike Ruechel, played baseball at UW-Stevens Point from 1984-88 ... enjoys hunting and fishing

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