|High School:||Franklin HS|
NORTHRIDGE - 2011
Jory Rucker qualified for the Big West Championships in the long jump in his first season at Northridge ... jumped a season-best 23-5.25 (7.14) in the final to finish fourth among 16 jumpers ... also jumped 22-7.25 (6.89) to finish second at the Cal State LA Twilight Open ... placed 16th in the long jump at the MPSF Indoor Championships after jumping 22-4.25 (6.81) which was his indoor season-best.
FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
Rucker competed in track, football and basketball at Franklin High School in Elk Grove, Calif. ... earned All-Delta Valley League honors in the long jump as a junior and senior ... was also an all-league cornerback for the Wildcats football team ... won a pair of JV basketball championships in 2006-07 and 2007-08 ... also earned Scholar-Athlete and Honor Roll recognition ... graduated in 2010 with a 3.47 grade point average.
Born September 6, 1992 in Sacramento, Calif. ... mother is Tina Wells and stepfather is Derrick Wells ... has one sister, Madisyn ... his uncle Leroy Wardell played professional football for the Washington Redskins and another uncle Rosevelt Wardell played for the University of Illinois ... was also recruited by UC Davis, Sacramento State and Air Force ... favorites include actors Denzel Washington and Will Smith and YouTube ... says "competing and having fun" is the best thing about being an athlete while "working out when you don't feel like it" is the toughest ... enjoys watching TV in his spare time ... major is Psychology.