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Shock Talk: James Ruffin

James Ruffin spoke with SWX's Michelle Dapper in another edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions. James Ruffin spoke with SWX's Michelle Dapper in another edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions.
After a tough loss to the visiting Pittsburgh Power at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena last Friday, May 9, Spokane Shock defensive lineman James Ruffin visited with Michelle Dapper at the SWX Studio for another edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions on Tuesday, May 13. 

The former two-time All-American and three-time All-Conference selection while at Northern Iowa is currently second in the AFL this season with 7.5 sacks and is fresh off a 21-yard interception return touchdown to bring the Shock back within 4 points, 38-34, vs. the Power last weekend. Ruffin finished with 22.5 tackles and 8 sacks and started all 17 games for the Spokane in 2013.

Prior to making his AFL debut for with the Shock, Ruffin spent time in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals.  

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