Alex Ruiz

Alex Ruiz

Temecula, CA

USC

Digital Journalism/Broadcasting - Spring 2023

Alex played quarterback for Linfield Christian High School. In an early season game Alex was tackled, heard a pop and saw his leg at a 90 degree angle.  Doctors worked hard to save his leg but months later there was no function and too much dead tissue so Alex made the tough decision to have his leg amputated.  He was blessed to receive his athletics training prosthetic leg from his childhood hero Drew Brees allowing a return to the football field as a senior. Alex’s football coach DeChon Burns who played for USC introduced him to Swim With Mike.

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