Jeremy Ruckert is officially a New York Jet.
The Ohio State tight end from Lindenhurst signed his rookie contract with the team today. The deal is worth $5.04 million over four years, according to a Newsday report.
Ruckert, a lifelong Jets fan, was drafted by New York with the No. 101 pick in this year’s draft. Him and his family erupted with cheers following getting “the call” from the Jets during draft day. Watch it below.
With similar gust, the Ruckerts were excited for the official signing:
Ruckert, the 2017 winner of the Hansen Award, had a stellar career as a Buckeye. He caught 54 passes for 615 yards and 12 touchdowns in 45 career games. He also starred at the Senior Bowl and contributed to a team win.
Below are his college highlights.
Ruckert is joining a team that has completely revamped the tight end position, signing veterans C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin this offseason.
The Jets coaching has loved what they’ve seen from the 6-foot-5, 249-pound Long Islander.
“He’s made big-time plays vs. big-time opponents,” Jets head coach Robert Saleh said. “Dynamic athletic movement. This guy can do it. On the O-line, he likes sticking his face mask into a DE and grinding, trying to help his teammates. This guy is made of the right stuff. He’s an absolute bulldog in the run game. Awesome.”
Top: Jeremy Ruckert inking his four-year deal with the New York Jets. (Credit: Twitter/ New York Jets)