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#15 Andy Cruse
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 214
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Turpin
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Updated through Nov. 29, 2012

2012: Led Miami with 74 receptions and was third with 681 receiving yards ... had eight catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the loss against Kent State ... against Buffalo he had six catches for 87 yards ... caught five balls for 24 yards in the win against Ohio ... against Bowling Green his two-yard touchdown catch was his fourth of the season... has also gained 163 yards receiving with two touchdowns ... had three catches for 13 yards against Massachusetts ... totaled six catches for 42 yards and a score at Boise State ... had career best 12 grabs for 60 yards vs. SIU, including a 10-yd TD in the first quarter ... had eight catches for 48 yards at Ohio State ... selected by his teammates as a 2012 co-captain along with Zac Dysert, Jaytee Swanson and Austin Brown.

SCOUTING REPORT: Enters his final season as the starter at the "X" wide receiver position, backed up by Jake Wurzelbacher ... coaches call him a big, physical "football player" who does a great job finishing plays after making the catch ... extremely smart player who quicly comprehends the plays that need to be made ... spectacular hands who does a great job of catching the ball outside of his body ... a great blocker .. creates havoc with the opposing defenses because of his intense competitive nature ... leads by example.

CAREER NOTES: Enters the 2012 season with 86 receptions for 981 yards ... needs just 14 catches to become the 19th Miami receiver to snatch at least 100 career receptions ... needs just 19 yards to become the 28th RedHawk to gather at least 1,000 career yards ... he's had catches of 25 or more yards five times ... has caught at least two passes in each of his last 12 games.

2011: Appeared in all 12 games, starting in all but one as a wide receiver ... had 43 receptions for 391 yards and four touchdowns ... caught at least two passes in every game, tallying a high of five vs. both Bowling Green and Western Michigan ... his longest catches were a 26-yarder vs. Buffalo and a 22-yarder vs. Akron ... ... Miami's passing game averaged 299 yards per contest, a figure that ranked 14th among 120 Division 1 teams.

2010: His Miami career highlight came at Central Michigan when he hauled in a 71-yard game-winning touchdown pass from Zac Dysert with just 19 seconds remaining in the game, giving the RedHawks a 27-20 victory. Altogether against CMU, he had eight receptions for 179 yards (22.4 ypr). Yardage-wise, Cruse's effort was then the sixth-best receiving day in Miami history. He also scored on a 10-yard pass against the Chippewas ... his next-best effort was vs. Colorado State when he grabbed five catches for 40 yards ... also had four catches for 28 yards in Miami's victory over Kent State ... for the season, he caught a career-best 25 passes for 342 yards, an average of 13.7 yards per catch.

2009: Appeared in 11 games, garnering seven consecutive starts late in the season ... he had 18 receptions for 248 yards, all coming in the last seven games of `09 ... recorded a team-high average of 13.8 yards per catch ... 13 of his 18 receptions for were for 10 yards or more, including a one-handed grab for 29 yards in Miami's victory over Toledo ... he also had a 10-yard touchdown reception against the Rockets.

2008: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A standout athlete at Cincinnati's Turpin High, he captained the Spartans' football and basketball teams ... holds every receiving record at top-rated Turpin, grabbing 63 passes for 1,182 yards and 14 touchdowns last season, and 130 catches for 2,652 yards and 33 TDs over his career ... he and fellow Miami recruit Luke Kelly led the Spartans to a cumulative record of 24-3 their last two seasons ... earned all-conference, all-city, all-district and all-state honors ... prep coach was Rob Stoll.

PERSONAL: Born January 13, 1990 ... son of Mark and Lauren Cruse ... Andy's sister, Ashley, runs cross country and track at the University of South Carolina ... Andy wants to become a teacher and coach ... majors in special education at Miami.