Players and coach Rod Carey visit children at Baptist Children Hospital
2012: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Two-time first team all-conference selection for Greenfield High School. Finalist for the Joe Thomas Award, annually given to the top senior offensive lineman in Wisconsin. Helped the Hustlin' Hawks to a playoff appearance as a senior, the school's first in nine years. Received an invitation to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Combine in San Antonio, Texas, following the 2010 season. Started 28 games for GHS in three seasons. Ranked as the top offensive lineman in the state by Wisconsin Sports Network. Fifth-best recruit in Wisconsin according to Rivals.com. Also competed for GHS' track & field team.
Personal: Born Oct. 29, 1993, in Greenfield, Wis. Son of Michael and Colleen Ruka. Majoring in special education. Enjoys fishing. Admires Reggie White.