Transfer kicker from North Carolina picks Ohio State
Ohio State’s special teams unit is getting some help.
Former North Carolina kicker Noah Ruggles announced on Wednesday that he will be transferring to Ohio State to conclude his college football career. He will be a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility left to use in Columbus.
Thank you God. To those of you who never stopped believing in me, thank you. I am blessed beyond belief. With that being said, I have accepted a scholarship offer and am committed to THE Ohio State University‼️🌰 #LetsWork #GoBuckeyes pic.twitter.com/U6dP9dgfoV
— Noah Ruggles (@noahruggles) June 9, 2021
Ruggles played in just one game for the Tar Heels in 2020. Despite playing a big role in 2019, he lost his job to Grayson Atkins and decided to transfer out of the program upon graduation.
In 2019, Ruggles converted on 19-of-27 field goal attempts and was perfect on his 45 extra point tries. He knocked down 16-of-18 field goals from inside 40 yards. He had a season-long of 49 yards and drilled a game-winning kick to beat rival Duke.
Ruggles did not attempt a field goal in 2018 or 2020. He made his lone PAT try in 2020 against Western Carolina and converted both extra point attempts against the same opponent in 2018.