A.J. Ruechel
A.J.  Ruechel


Atlanta, GA

High School:
Mill Creek

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 265


2014 – Played and started in all 13 games … helped the Falcons finish second in the conference and sixth nationally in rushing with a 273.1 per-game average … also helped team finish second in the conference and sixth nationally in sacks allowed with just 12 on the season.

2013 – Played in 11 games … part of an offensive line that allowed just nine quarterback sacks which ranked second in the conference and seventh nationally … helped anchor an offensive line that ranked second in the conference and 11th nationally in rushing with a 272.5 per-game average … helped Air Force lead the conference and rank fifth nationally in red zone offense with scores on 33-of-35 possessions ... academic all-MW.

2012 – Played on the junior varsity.

High School – Lettered three years in football … was a two-time all-region and all-county selection, earning first-team honors in both as a senior in football … earned all-state honors as a senior … high school football coach was Shannon Jarvis.

Personal – Parents are Greg and Sheila Ruechel … has an older sister … nickname is A.J. … given name is Andrew … hobbies include snowboarding and wake boarding … majoring in mechanical engineering … has been on the dean’s list every semester … completed the powered flight program last summer … also worked on the cadet leadership team during the assault course at Basic Cadet Training … completed Operations Air Force in the summer of 2014 … was also part of the cadet cadre during Basic Cadet Training that summer.

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