Mike Ruth
No. 68
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1964-06-25) June 25, 1964 (age 58)
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:266 lb (121 kg)
Career information
High school:Fairview Village (PA) Methacton
College:Boston College
NFL Draft:1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Joseph Ruth (born June 25, 1964) is a former American football player. Ruth was a member of the College Football All-America Team and the winner of the 1985 Outland Trophy as college football's best lineman.[1][2] After two seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots in 1986 and 1987, Ruth finished his pro career with the Barcelona Dragons of the World League of American Football in 1991 and 1992.[3]

Ruth was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in December 2017.[4] He is the 10th former Boston College player or coach enshrined in the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame.[5]

He later graduated from Harvard University with a M.Ed. and is now a teacher at Everett High School in Massachusetts.[6]


  1. ^ "Outland Trophy, College Football Awards". Archived from the original on 2016-11-10. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
  2. ^ "Boston College Athletics - Story Archives".
  3. ^ "1991-2003 Barcelona Dragons". 14 March 2014.
  4. ^ "NFF Announces Star-Studded 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class > National Football Foundation > NewsDetail". www.footballfoundation.org. Archived from the original on 2017-03-01.
  5. ^ "Mike Ruth Named to College Football Hall of Fame".
  6. ^ "Mike Ruth Named to College Football Hall of Fame".