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    Jabari Ruffin
    Jabari  Ruffin

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Downey, CA

    High School:
    Downey HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 245

    Position:
    DE

    Birthdate:
    09/14/1994

    Experience:
    2V

    Major:
    Policy, Planning and Development

    03/01/2013

    2013 USC Spring Football Outlook

    Spring ball begins March 5.

    12/14/2012

    Marqise Lee Named USC Team MVP

    T.J. McDonald is Most Inspirational.

    08/19/2012

    Defense Dominates USC's Second Intrasquad Scrimmage

    Trojans get 5 turnovers, including 2 picks by Scott Starr.

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    CAREER: He has 33 tackles (with a sack) and 2 forced fumbles in his career, plus 2 kickoff returns for 21 yards (10.5 avg). He has 1 career start.

    2016: Ruffin will battle for a starting job at defensive end as a senior in 2016.

    2015: Ruffin served as a backup outside linebacker and played on special teams as a junior in 2015. Overall in 2013 while appearing in all 14 games, he had 11 tackles and a forced fumble and he also returned 2 short kickoffs for 21 yards (10.5 avg). He had 4 tackles and a forced fumble against Arkansas State, 2 stops against Arizona and UCLA and 1 stop each against Idaho, California and Oregon. His kickoff returns came at Colorado (18 yards) and versus Utah (3 yards).

    2014: Ruffin was set to compete for starting time at outside linebacker as a sophomore in 2014, but instead was sidelined all season after tearing left knee ligaments in 2014 fall camp.

    2013: Ruffin saw key playing time at outside linebacker as a redshirt freshman in 2013. Overall in 2013 while appearing in 13 games (all but Notre Dame) and even starting at Hawaii, he had 22 tackles, including an 8-yard sack, and a forced fumble. He had 3 tackles at Hawaii, 2 against Boston College, 1 each against Arizona State and Arizona, 2 tackles with a sack against Utah and 1 tackle at Oregon State. He then had a game-high 8 tackles at California, 1 tackle against Stanford and 3 tackles at Colorado.

    2012: Ruffin redshirted as a freshman defensive end and linebacker in 2012, his first year at USC. He was named USC’s Defensive Service Team Player of the Year.

    HIGH SCHOOL: His 2011 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, USA Today All-USA second team, Sporting News Top 125, Prep Star Top 150 Dream Team, ESPNU 150, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division II second team, All-CIF Western Division and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team, All-San Gabriel Valley League first team as a senior linebacker and wide receiver at Downey (Calif.) High. He had 99 tackles with 2 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries on defense and 42 receptions for 549 yards (13.1 avg.) with 5 TDs and rushed for 196 yards with 2 TDs on offense in 2011.

    As a junior in 2010, he was Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team and All-San Gabriel Valley League second team while making 87 tackles with 2 sacks on defense and 35 receptions for 593 yards (16.9 avg.) with 4 TDs plus 174 rushing yards with 5 TDs on offense.

    As a 2009 sophomore, he had 24 receptions for 302 yards (12.6 avg.) with 1 TD and ran for 161 yards with 1 TD on offense, plus had 14 tackles on defense.

    PERSONAL: He is majoring in policy, planning and development and American studies and ethnicity at USC.

    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR KOR YDS AVG TD LG
    2013 (Fr.)... 22 1/8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    2015 (Jr.)... 11 0/0 0 0 2 21 10.5 0 18
    CAREER....... 33 1/8 0 0 2 21 10.5 0 18

    GAME-BY-GAME WITH JABARI RUFFIN

    2015

    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR KOR YDS AVG TD LG
    Ark. St. 4 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Idaho 1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Utah 0 0/0 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 3
    California 1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Arizona 2 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Colorado 0 0/0 0 0 1 18 18.0 0 18
    Oregon 1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    UCLA 2 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    2015 (Jr.)... 11 0/0 0 0 2 21 10.5 0 18


    2013

    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR
    Hawaii* 3 0/0 0 0
    Bost. Coll. 2 0/0 0 0
    Arizona St. 1 0/0 0 0
    Arizona 1 0/0 0 0
    Utah 1 1/8 0 0
    Oregon St. 1 0/0 0 0
    California 8 0/0 0 0
    Stanford 1 0/0 0 0
    Colorado 3 0/0 0 0
    2013 (Fr.)... 22 1/8 0 0

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