LI’s Jeremy Ruckert plays in first NFL regular season game; part of huge comeback victory


Lindenhurst’s Jeremy Ruckert saw his first NFL action on Sunday — and what a game to be a part of.

After being inactive Week 1, the Jets dressed their 2022 third-round draft pick for this week’s battle against the Cleveland Browns. He got the call because back up tight end C.J. Uzomah was out with a hamstring injury.

The 22-year-old tight end out of Ohio State saw limited playing time, getting just 18 snaps and dropped his one target from quarterback Joe Flacco.

But he was part of history.

The Jets completed one of the most improbable comebacks in NFL history against Cleveland. The team trailed 30-17 with less than 90 seconds to go in the game. At that point, their win probability was .1%, according to ESPN.

Flacco would then go on to find wide receiver Corey Davis for a wide-open 66-yard touchdown pass. The Jets then recovered an onside kick and proceeded to drive down the field. With less than 30 seconds left, Ruckert’s college teammate and fellow rookie Garrett Wilson caught a touchdown to complete the epic comeback. Jets won 31-30. Watch the go-ahead touchdown below.

Here was Ruckert’s reactions following the huge come from behind win:

And here’s an even better reaction from his father Bill:

The Jets posted this video of Ruckert with the entire team celebrating after the big win.

Top: Jeremy Ruckert and the rest of the New York Jets celebrating after their big comeback win aginst the Browns Week 2. (Credit: New York Jets Twitter)