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Tyler Ruthven
Tyler Ruthven

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.

Last College:
San Francisco

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 183

Position:
Defense


• 2007 Conference USA Newcomer of the Year
• 2007 All-Conference USA Third Team
• 2007 NSCAA All-South Third Team
• 2007 Strength & Conditioning Award
• 2008 All-Conference USA Second Team
• 2008 C-USA Academic Honor Roll
• 2008 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2008
Started 18 games, all at centerback on the Carolina defensive line ... Named Second Team All-Conference USA ... Part of a strong defensive unit that allowed just 16 goals on the year, the fewest allowed by a Carolina squad since the 1998 season ... Helped the Gamecock defense record nine shutouts on the year ... Tallied two shots ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2007
Started all 19 games for the Gamecock defense ... Named the Conference USA Newcomer of the Year ... Also garnered All-Conference USA Third-Team and NSCAA All-South Region Third-Team accolades ... Played the majority of the season at center back ... Key member of the defensive unit that allowed just 21 goals on the year, including a league-low seven goals during C-USA play ... Helped the Gamecock defense record six total shutouts on the year ... Also contributed one goal, one assist and seven shots ... Collected an assist in 2-1 overtime win over Wofford (Sept. 11) ... Scored first collegiate goal in South Carolina's 2-1 come-from-behind victory at Davidson (Oct. 3) ... Shared the team's Strength & Conditioning Award with Mark Wiltse.

Pre-South Carolina
Transferred to South Carolina from the University of San Francisco ... Played in 19 matches and started 10 times as a true freshman at USF ... Recorded one assist ... Began his high school career at Roswell High School before moving on to Milton High School where he was a two-time team captain ... Played club soccer for the Concorde Fire Elite with fellow Gamecock junior Mario Burstein.

Personal
Born July 18. 1988 ... Played for the Chicago Fire PDL squad during the summer of 2009 ... Played for the Colorado Rapids PDL team during the summer of 2008, leading the team in minutes played ... Parents are Dick and Sue Ruthven ... A sport and entertainment management major ... Full name is Tyler John Ruthven.