100 Days to Football Time in Oklahoma: #19 Ralph Rucker

Player Profile

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 207

Class: Redshirt Freshman

Seasons at OU: 1

Hometown: Lucas, TX

The Path to Norman

Ralph Rucker comes to OU out of Fairview, Texas. He was a multi-sport athlete at Lovejoy High School, also involved in baseball and wrestling. Rucker was a finalist for the Landry Award, given to the top football player in North Texas – former OU Sooners Kyler Murray and Kennedy Brooks won the award. The quarterback joined Oklahoma as a preferred walk-on.

Career so Far

With mutliple quarterbacks battling ahead of him in 2021, Rucker was afforded a redshirt season; he saw action in one game.


Year: 2021

Games Played: 1

Pass Att.: 2

Pass Comp.: 2

Pass %: 100

Pass Yards: 20

Stats via Soonersports.com


This Season

The 2022 quarterback room is almost entirely revamped from 2021. Dillon Gabriel is set to start in his first season in Norman. After him, Davis Beville and General Booty are battling for the backup job. Freshman Nick Evers, while very talented, will likely be redshirted to preserve his eligibility. Micah Bowens and Rucker complete what is an incredibly talented quarterback room. Rucker will provide backup again this season in Coach Lebby’s first year running the offense.