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R-Kal Truluck
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Free agentNo. --
Defensive End
Date of birth: September 30, 1975 (1975-09-30) (age 34)
Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 270 lb (120 kg)
Arena Football League debut
2001 for the Detroit Fury
Career history
College: SUNY-Cortland
 Teams:

* Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Current status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 1992 All-State and All-County
  • 1995 Division III All-America Second-team selection
  • 2x ECAC Upstate New York All-Star (1995 - 1996)
  • 1996 Second-team All-East
  • 1996 Team MVP
  • 2001 AFL Rookie of the Year honors[1]
  • 2x First-team All-Arena (2001 - 2002)
  • 2002 AFL Lineman of the Year[1][2]
Selected AFL statistics
(through Week 17 of the 2008 AFL season)
Tackles     53
Sacks     19.0
Forced Fumbles     7
Fumble recoveries     2
Passes defensed     4
Blocks     1
External stats
Stats at ArenaFootball.com
Stats at ArenaFan.com
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at ESPN.com
Stats at Sportsline.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

R-Kal K-Quan Truluck (pronounced /ˈɑrkæl ˈtruːlʌk/; born September 30, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former professional football player. His full name translates to "Ruler of the Lake" in Swahili.

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Early life

Truluck attended Spring Valley High School, where he lettered in football three times and was an all-state and all-County linebacker in his senior year. He spent his high school years growing up at the Lakeside Family & Children’s Center in Rockland County, New York, a group foster home that he still visits in the offseason.

College career

Truluck attended SUNY-Cortland, where he played in 35 career games with 27 starts. He recorded 238 tackles, 121 solo tackles, 21 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and seven passes defensed.

As sophomore, Truluck recorded 64 tackles, six sacks, seven tackles-for-losses and two blocked field goal attempts in 10 games as a defensive end. As a junior, he started 10 games at outside linebacker and recorded 105 tackles, 6.5 sacks, five tackles-for-losses and two blocked field goal attempts. He was a Division III All-America second-team selection and named an ECAC Upstate New York All-Star. As a senior, he recorded 64 tackles, nine sacks, three tackles for loss and four blocked field goal attempts while earning second-team All-East honors. He was also was named an ECAC Upstate New York All-Star in addition to being named team MVP by his teammates and coaches. Truluk graduated with a degree in health sciences.

Professional career

After playing at Division III SUNY-Cortland, Truluck was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He signed on to the team's practice squad but was released in October 1997. In April 1998, he signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, where he played from 1998 until 2000. In his rookie year there, Truluck recorded nine tackles and three sacks, winning the Defensive Player of the Week award for his debut. His season was cut short after four games due to post-concussion syndrome Truluck signed with the AFL's Detroit Fury, where he played from 2001 - 2002. He was named rookie of the year in 2001 and lineman of the year in 2002.[1][2]

Truluck returned to the NFL to play with the Kansas City Chiefs 2002 -2004. In fourteen games of the 2003 season, Truluck recorded 17 tackles and six sacks. He was traded to the Green Bay Packers for a fifth and a sixth round draft choice during the 2004 preseason. Over the course of the season, he played in 10 games, recording 12 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He was released by the Packers and signed with the Arizona Cardinals before the 2005 season. In 10 games with the Cardinals, he recorded three tackles before returning to the CFL for the 2006 season, which he spent with the Montreal Alouettes.

Truluck was selected in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2007 AFL dispersal draft by the Georgia Force.[1][3] He was then signed on November 28, 2007. In 2008 Truluck recorded 20 tackles, seven tackles-for-losses, 5.5 sacks, and four forced fumbles. On October 3, 2008, he was released by the Force.[4]

Personal

Truluck was an intern with Washington Mutual in 2004.[5]

References

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