NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Barrett Ruud 51 LB 2005-10 95 78
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Nebraska 6-1 242 20-May-83
How acquiredHow left
2nd round draft pick 2005 Unrestricted free agent - Tennessee - 2011
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Profile
Was the Bucs middle linebacker and signal-caller for four seasons and led the team in tackles each of those seasons. Was not offered a contract after the 2010 season free agency period began and moved to continue his career with the Tennessee Titans. Ranked 7th all-time in franchise listing for defensive stops. In 2009, became just the third player in franchise history after Broderick Thomas and Hardy Nickerson to record over 200 tackles based on team stats. Won the NFL's Defensive Player of the Month award for September. Originally a 2nd round pick who spent his first two NFL seasons backing up Shelton Quarles and playing special teams. His father Tom played at Nebraska from 1972-74 and played in the NFL for several seasons and his cousin John Howell was the Bucs fourth-round pick in 2001.

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
16 0 16 5 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16

Interceptions
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
2007 2 7 3.5 5 0
2008 2 10 5.0 10 0
2009 1 23 23.0 21 0
2010 1 1 1.0 1 0
Total 6 41 6.8 21 0
Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
2005 2 5 7
2006 32 27 59
2007 99 70 169
2008 130 48 178
2009 122 83 205
2010 98 63 161
Total 483 296 779
Special Teams' Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
2005 12 6 18
2006 9 3 12
Total 21 9 30
Sacks
Season No.
2008 3.0
2010 2.0
Total 5.0
Passes Defensed
Season No.
2007 4
2008 7
2009 8
2010 4
Total 23