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Defensive Back Torie Ruffin

Raider Torie Ruffin returns an attempted field goal for a touchdown during the second quarter of their game against the Wauwatosa Spartans Saturday evening, August 17, 2013.Torie Ruffin has been with the Racine Raiders for the last seven seasons, returning again this year at free safety. Torie is our “Superman” on and off the field, although he prefers Captain America as is evidenced by the gloves he wears when playing football.

Torie loves playing for the Racine Raiders and attributes his return to playing in front of the incredible fans and seeing the reaction on the kids’ faces. He is glad that he can give something back to the community. His parents support his participation and cheer him on at every game.

He had seven interceptions each in 2012 and 2013. Last season, he returned two for touchdowns. Torie already has three interceptions in 2014 and has returned one of those for a touchdown. Torie also returned 12 punts for 144 yards in 2013, an average of 12 yards per return with his longest run being 62 yards. Torie also returned a fumble for a touchdown last season.

Torie grew up in Milwaukee and attended Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Throughout his life, Torie has searched for high-intensity physical activities that challenge his fears and strengthen his core. He currently works as an emergency room technician at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital. He is big on giving back to the community and finds this career allows him to do so. He must remain calm, cool and collective when dealing with the many different things that come into the emergency room and loves that it’s something different every day. Prior to this position, Torie was a volunteer firefighter for the Mequon Fire Department.

In addition to playing football and assisting in saving lives, Torie also enjoys many different activities from hunting and fishing to four-wheeling and motorcycling. He prefers to play the sports that involve more contact, but during the offseason, you will find Torie playing volleyball, kickball, flag football and of course, working out.

Please find Torie after a game and thank him for his dedication to the Racine Raiders, to our community and to helping save others.

Photo copyright Gregory Shaver, Racine Journal Times. (PURCHASE PRINT)