17 Facts About Barrett Ruud


Barrett James Ruud was born on May 20,1983 and is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League.


Barrett Ruud was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft and played for the Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans.


Barrett Ruud played college football at Nebraska, where he was let go as the inside linebackers coach in 2023.


Barrett Ruud was a four-year letterman and a two-time all-state honorable mention selection in basketball.


Barrett Ruud was a two-time All-American by the Omaha World-Herald and earned All-American honors as a linebacker from Prep Star and Student Sport.


Barrett Ruud played halfback and set school career records with 2,988 rushing yards and 54 touchdowns.


Barrett Ruud was a two-time super-state pick and was named offensive player of the year, defensive player of the year and prep athlete of the year by the Lincoln Journal Star.


Barrett Ruud played college football at the University of Nebraska becoming a third-generation Husker football player in the process.


Barrett Ruud earned numerous honors while there including 2004 Third-team All American, 2004 First-team All-Big 12,2003 Second-team All-Big 12, and 2002 All-Big 12 honorable mention among others.


Barrett Ruud finished his career starting 37 of 50 games finishing with a school record 432 career tackles.


Barrett Ruud was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft.


In 2007 Barrett Ruud became a full-time starter after the team cut longtime starter Quarles.


Barrett Ruud finished the season starting all 15 games he played in, recording 114 tackles and two interceptions.


Barrett Ruud remained the Buccaneers starter through 2008 and ended the season totaling 137 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions.


On July 30,2011, Barrett Ruud signed with the Tennessee Titans.


On December 13,2011, Barrett Ruud was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.


On October 10,2012 Barrett Ruud was signed by the Houston Texans, to provide depth at linebacker after the injury to defensive star Brian Cushing.