Henry Ruggs III
Henry Ruggs III

Henry Ruggs III: Stats, Bio and all you need to know

Henry James Ruggs III is an American football wide receiver. He played college football at Alabama, where he was a member of the team that won the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. The Raiders selected Ruggs in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He was born on January 24, 1999.

During his second season, Ruggs caused a car crash that killed a 23-year-old woman and was released by the Raiders the same day. As of December 2022, Ruggs is awaiting trial on charges of driving under the influence (DUI) resulting in death and reckless driving.

When he was a freshman at Alabama in the year 2017, Ruggs had 12 receptions for 229 yards and six touchdowns.

During his junior season, Ruggs was also the team’s primary kick returner, averaging 23.8 yards per return. His 24 total career receiving touchdowns places him third on Alabama’s all-time leaderboard. On January 6, 2020, Ruggs announced that he would forgo his true senior year and enter the 2020 NFL Draft.

College statistics

Season Team Class GP Receiving
Rec Yds Avg TD
2017 Alabama FR 14 12 229 19.1 6
2018 Alabama SO 14 46 741 16.1 11
2019 Alabama JR 12 40 746 18.7 7
Career 40 98 1,716 17.5 24

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump Wonderlic
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
188 lb
(85 kg)
30+12 in
(0.77 m)
10+18 in
(0.26 m)
4.27 s 1.54 s 2.52 s 42.0 in
(1.07 m)
10 ft 11 in
(3.33 m)
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His  Fatal Car Crash And Others In 2021

 

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On November 2, 2021, Ruggs rear-ended another car at high speed in Las Vegas, killing 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her dog, according to Las Vegas police and county prosecutors. Ruggs has been charged with driving under the influence resulting in death and reckless driving.

Hours before the incident, Ruggs and his girlfriend, Kiara Kilgo-Washington, were seen drinking at a Topgolf location in Las Vegas.

They left after midnight in his heavily modified Chevrolet Corvette Stingray affectionately named, “Lizzy”.Police produced digital evidence shortly thereafter that, about 3:39 a.m., driving 156 miles per hour (251 km/h), Ruggs attempted to panic-stop the Corvette as he approached the Toyota RAV4 driven by Tintor, but lost control, slamming into her at 120 miles per hour (190 km/h).

 

The Clark County Coroner determined that Tintor and her dog burned to death as her vehicle was engulfed in flames following the collision.

Ruggs and Kilgo-Washington were transported to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMCSN) with non-life-threatening