Henry Ruggs Family | Henry Ruggs III was involved in an accident today in Las Vegas, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. At this time, our hearts and prayers go out to the family of the victim who has lost a loved one. We are currently gathering data and will not be making any more remarks. In 2017, 247Sports.com ranked him as Alabama’s second-best high school football player. More than 20 institutions offered him football scholarships, but he finally decided to attend the University of Alabama.
As a freshman in 2017, Ruggs had 12 receptions for 229 yards and six touchdowns for the University of Alabama. He has 46 receptions for 741 yards and 11 touchdowns in his sophomore year in 2018. He has 40 receptions for 746 receiving yards and seven offensive touchdowns in his senior season of 2019.
A primary kick returner for the team during his junior year, he averaged 23.8 yards on kickoff returns. He is third all-time in receiving touchdowns for Alabama with 24 in his professional career. As of January 6, 2020, Ruggs announced his intention to bypass his senior year and enter the NFL Draft the following year… . Henry Ruggs III was born and is a wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL).
With three years of high school sports experience under his belt, the Alabama product excelled in the game of football at the university level. Ruggs was selected by the Raiders in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft because he was the fastest athlete at the NFL combine. The Raiders made Ruggs their first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
According to a news release from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, several officers responded to an accident about 3:40 a.m. local time on Tuesday. Apparently, Mr. Ruggs, who was driving a Chevrolet Corvette, slammed into the rear of a Toyota Rav4, killing a passenger in the car.
As far as we know, Ruggs didn’t flee the scene when officials discovered “evidence of impairment” on his person. He was then taken to a neighboring hospital, where his injuries were determined to be not life-threatening and he was treated accordingly.
In his second season, Ruggs, an Alabama product who was drafted high in the NFL Draft, was making strides and was tragically slain. He’d caught 24 catches for 469 yards and two touchdowns in seven games as a tight end. Ruggs also played basketball and track in high school, establishing a new state record in the Class 7A division of the Alabama High School Athletic Association in the 100-meter sprint with a time of 10.58 seconds.
During his eighth-grade year, he was elevated to the varsity football team and appeared in the last two games of the season while on the squad. At Robert E. Lee High School, he received his education before joining the military. Ruggs didn’t play high school football until his junior year, but by his second game on the field, he had already received a scholarship offer. He has 38 catches for 639 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior in nine games. For a grand total of 20 touchdowns, the team racked up nine on catches, seven on runs, three on throws, and one on a kickoff return.