Agony of defeat: Henry Ruggs III loses perfect bowling game on final pin
Along with being a dynamic wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders, Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III is also a prolific bowler, and he showed that recently with an impressive game.
But unfortunately for Ruggs, it fell one pin shy of a perfect game of 300. Ruggs left the 7 pin, and had a predictable reaction following the roll. Ruggs needed that strike to finish out the perfect score, but instead, he was left at 299. As expected, it was a case of elation followed by defeat.
.@__RUGGS was one pin away from a perfect game 🎳
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) June 17, 2021
Ruggs is entering his second NFL season, and coach Jon Gruden is looking for more out of him than just a complimentary player.
“Ruggs didn’t have an offseason program last year like a lot of these rookies,” Gruden said, per Raiders Wire. “He got hurt in the first game against Carolina, got the Coronavirus last year, missed some more time. He’s a big reason why Darren Waller had a big year because the threat of Ruggs. We don’t want Ruggs to just be threat. We’d like him to be on the receiving end of a lot of those threats. So, we’re trying to get him more and more involved in the pass offense, and so far, so good.”