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Arkansas State WR Corey Rucker named a FWAA Freshman All-American

Rucker had over 80 yards receiving and 2 scores as the Red Wolves drop their fourth straight.
Rucker had over 80 yards receiving and 2 scores as the Red Wolves drop their fourth straight.(KAIT-TV)
Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 3:28 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2022 at 10:40 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State wide receiver Corey Rucker joins some select company.

He becomes the 8th player in program history to earn Freshman All-America honors. Rucker was selected Monday by the Football Writers Association of America.

The Mississippi native led the Red Wolves with 59 catches. He was 4th in the Sun Belt with 826 receiving yards and 2nd with 9 TD. Rucker also had 2 carries for 20 yards and a rushing score. He recorded three 100-yard performances in the 2021 season, including a 9 reception, 138 yard, 3 TD performance vs. UCA. Rucker landed on the All-Sun Belt 2nd Team.

Rucker is the first Red Wolf to earn Freshman All-American honors since Ja’Von Rolland-Jones in 2014.

Arkansas State Freshman All-Americans

2021: WR Corey Rucker (FWAA)

2014: DE Ja’Von Rolland Jones (FWAA & Scout)

2012: RB J.D. McKissic (FWAA)

2010: DL Amos Draper (CollegeFootballNews)

2006: RB Reggie Arnold (FWAA & Sporting News)

2006: K Josh Arauco (Sporting News)

2004: LB Josh Williams (Sporting News & CollegeFootballNews)

2004 DB Tyrell Johnson (CollegeFootballNews)

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