Henry Ruggs III is a former professional American football player. He used to play in the National Football League for the Las Vegas Raiders from 2020 to 2021. He also played collegiate football for the University of Alabama from 2017 to 2019. He was released from his contract with the Raiders in May 2022 after he caused a car crash that killed a 23-year-old woman.

Player Profile, High School, and College Career

Henry James Ruggs III was born on January 24, 1999, in Montgomery, Alabama. He stands 183 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 86 kg. The former pro footballer used to play wide receiver.

He attended the Robert E Lee High School before committing to play for the University of Alabama. In his senior year, he was ranked as one of the year’s best recruits. He played with Alabama from 2017 to 2019. He decided to forgo his senior year in order to join the NFL draft.

Position Wide Receiver
Height / weight 1.83 m / 86 kg
Born 24 Jan 1999
Nationality United States United States
Team History
185 las vegas raiders Las Vegas 2020 - 2021

Professional Career

He was picked by the Las Vegas Raiders in the first round. He was the 12th overall pick of the 2020 draft. He debuted in the NFL in September 2020. His rookie year ended with him having posted 452 receiving yards.

He played seven games in 2021 before he was released from his contract in November 2021.

2021 Car Crash

In November 2021, Ruggs caused the death of a 23-year-old woman, Tina Tintor, and her dog when he rear-ended her car. He was charged with driving under the influence. He is awaiting trial as of May 2022.

Career Highlights:

  • 2017 - CFP national Champion

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