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Aaron Rittgers
  • Aaron Rittgers headshot#36 Aaron Rittgers

    Senior, Defensive Line
    6-1, 220
    Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington



    2011: Letter winner … Started in 10 games … Recorded 33 total tackles (17 solo) … Tallied one sack … Defended two passes … Broke up two passes … Recovered one fumble … Blocked one field goal … Played on special teams.

    2010: Posted two tackles, including a sack, at Wilmington (9/18)… Tallied two tackles at nationally-ranked Ohio Northern (10/9)… Had two tackles and forced a fumble against John Carroll (10/30).

    2009: Finished with five tackles and a sack against Heidelberg (9/19)… Had an interception, forced a fumble and compiled eight tackles at Wilmington (9/26)… Totaled six solo tackles, including two for a loss at Marietta (10/3)… Tallied five tackles against top-ranked Mount Union (10/10)… Picked up a fumble and returned it 28 yards for his first collegiate touchdown in the season-finale win over Baldwin-Wallace (11/14).

    2008: Played on the junior varsity squad.

    High School: A 2007 Division I First Team All-State selection as an offensive lineman.

    Personal: Majoring in Health and Fitness Management … Parents are Jim and Lori Rittgers … Played football for coach Jay Sharrett at Pickerington Central High School, where he also participated in baseball and track & field … Career ambition is to become a college strength and conditioning coach … Favorite class at Capital is Humanities.