Over the last few weeks, there have been a slew of heartwarming fan moments from various team practices. From children meeting the gridiron stars they were named after to adults getting autographs that will stay with them forever (literally). The latest cool moment happened at Saints practice on Thursday.
As the Saints prepare for the 2018 season, Ruiz made his own return to the gridiron last Friday, August 17, for Linfield Christian's 2018 home opener. Ruiz has taken on a coaching role and says being on the sidelines has taken some getting used to.
"It's been a little hard to go from a player to a coach," Ruiz told The Press-Enterprise. "Everyone's my age. I want to have fun and mess around in practice."
Despite the adjustment, the senior said he is committed to helping his team as much as possible.
"The one thing I want is to still contribute to the team as much as I can," Ruiz said.