The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about them all. One Foot Down’s player profile series will take a look at every single one of them, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2019 season.
#57 Trevor Ruhland, Offensive Line
The 6’4”, 295-pounder out of Cary, IL has been a fairly consistent reserve for the ND offensive line the last three seasons. He finally earned his first start last season against Wake Forest when he moved into the left guard spot, then moved to the right side against Navy. He made three other starts and played in nine games total on the season. Prior to that, he saw action in 14 total games throughout 2016 and 2017.
Ruhland unfortunately wasn’t able to participate in spring ball this year due to an injury that required arthroscopic surgery in the offseason. That could significantly affect how much we see him on the field in his final year in South Bend.
In high school, Ruhland was a three-start prospect and was an all-state selection by the Chicago Tribune and Champaign News-Gazette.
Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, or Chicago
Like any good reserve, Ruhland seems to always be there when you need him.
Hey, Dog, Hey!
Based on the curly hair and beard, my first thought was labradoodle.
Because of the aforementioned surgery, Ruhland’s workload may be lighter than in recent years in 2019. If he is healthy, however, look for him to once again be a second string guard barring another significant injury to Tommy Kraemer.