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. ... hobbies include snowboarding and wake boarding ... majoring in mechanical engineering ... completed Operation Air Force last summer ... was also part of the cadet cadre during Basic Cadet Training.