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UTEP Punter Mike Ruggles to Transfer

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After an up and down sophomore campaign, UTEP punter Mike Ruggles has decided to transfer.

Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Following a sophomore campaign filled with many peaks and valleys for Mike Ruggles, the punter has decided to transfer from UTEP for the remainder of his career.

Ruggles entered UTEP having played just one year of high school football, mostly as a place kicker, but he quickly found his place as the starting punter for the Miners.

As a freshman, he booted a total of 56 punts for a total 2,239 yards, and a 40 yard per punt average. He also booted a career long 73 yarder at home against FIU, and at one point found himself on the Ray Guy Award watch list, the award given to the nation's best punter.

The Miners' punting duties were eventually taken over by sophomore placekicker Jay Mattox midway through the 2014 season, and Ruggles never really made his way back into action.

The punter made the announcement via his Twitter account:

Ruggles will have two years of eligibility remaining, but at this points there is no word as to where he might be headed.

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