USD: Fifth-year Torero will compete for a starting spot with defense at linebacker... Played in all 11 games in 2012... Chipped in with 18 tackles (10 solo)... Season-high 5 stops against Campbell... Added 4 tackles over Dayton... Appeared in all eleven contests in 2011 for the PFL champions... Started with the special teams unit and saw action with the defensive unit at linebacker... Appeared in five contests for the Toreros in 2010... Sat out 2009 as a redshirt... Is a two-time PFL Academic Honor Roll selection (2010 & 2009).
HIGH SCHOOL: Competed at Napa High School where team secured the 2008 CIF Division Section Championship... Named the Monticello Empire League Player of the Year, All-County Player of the Year, and an All-MEL selection at both linebacker and tight end.
PERSONAL: Born on October 21, 1990 in Napa, California... Parents are Barb and Joe Ruffino of Napa... Chose USD for location and strong academics... Also recruited by Brown, Humboldt State and Sacramento State.
After an emotional week the University of San Diego wrapped up their 2013 season with a 23-13 win over Drake. Senior quarterback Mason Mills threw for three touchdowns and 287 yards on 29 of 47... Read More [+]
(San Diego, Calif.) - USD senior defensive end Steve Gargiulo was named a Pioneer Football League co-defensive player of the week following his outstanding performance in the team's 23-13 season-e... Read More [+]
(San Diego, Calif.) - It was Senior Day at Torero Stadium and the USD Toreros went out with a bang as they dealt the visiting Drake Bulldogs a 23-13 loss. With a very emotional few days leading up... Read More [+]
The University of San Diego football team wraps up their regular season this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. when they host Drake. With a win the Toreros will clinch their third straight PFL title and a trip... Read More [+]
The USD Toreros (6-1 PFL, 7-3), under the direction of first year head coach Dale Lindsey, control their own destiny in their pursuit for a third straight Pioneer Football League championship and... Read More [+]
Senior quarterback Mason Mills received good news today when it was announced that he is one of 20 FCS players on the Walter Payton Award Watch List. The award honors the outstanding player in the... Read More [+]
(Morehead, KY) - Needing a win to stay in the hunt for their third straight PFL title, and more importantly, the league's nod for automatic qualifier into the NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs, the... Read More [+]
The USD football program received some good news today when it was announced that three of their student-athletes were named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America District 8 Division I... Read More [+]
The University of San Diego football team will play its last road game of the season this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. when they travel to Morehead State. In the latest episode of Behind the Cape, Head... Read More [+]