PLAYER
Jake Rudock
QB #14
Height:
6-3
Weight:
212
Age:
24
College:
Michigan
Hometown:
Weston, FL
Experience:
2

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Biography

Rudock excelled on the field at Michigan and Iowa, starting 38 games at quarterback in his collegiate career. Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors twice. He completed 666-of-1,080 career passes for 7,836 yards and 54 touchdowns. He also produced on the ground, carrying the ball 192 times for 560 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career.

TRANSACTIONS
  • Signed by the Lions to the active roster from the practice squad on November 23, 2016.
  • Signed by the Lions to the practice squad on September 4, 2016.
  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round (191st overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

PRO

2016: Began the season as a member of the Lions practice squad before being signed to the active roster in Week 12.

  • Inactive in Weeks 12-17.
  • Inactive in Wild Card playoff game at Seattle (1/7).

COLLEGE
Rudock excelled on the field at Michigan and Iowa, starting 38 games at quarterback in his collegiate career. Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors twice. He completed 666-of-1,080 career passes for 7,836 yards and 54 touchdowns. He also produced on the ground, carrying the ball 192 times for 560 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career.

2015: Started all 13 games. Rudock became just the second quarterback in school history to amass over 3,000 passing yards in a season and the only quarterback in school history to throw for 250 yards or more in five consecutive games. He was the most accurate passer in the Big Ten at 64 percent. Won Michigan’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

  • Completed 27 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns at Utah.
  • Had a phenomenal game against Rutgers, scoring three times on a career-best 337 passing yards on 25 attempts.
  • Set a career high in passing yards against Indiana in a double-overtime win by completing 33-of-46 passes for 440 yards and a school-record six touchdown passes.
  • Named Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Most Valuable Player.

2014: (at Iowa) Started 12 games for the Hawkeyes, only missing one game due to injury. Completed 213-of-345 attempts for 2,436 yards and 16 touchdowns, with just five interceptions. Earned Academic-All Big Ten honors.

  • Was particularly efficient passing the ball at Northern Iowa, completing 31-of-41 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Completed 33-of-52 attempts for 322 yards and two touchdowns, with no turnovers, in a 17-13 win over Ball State.

2013: Started all 13 games, completing 204-of-346 passes for 2,383 yards and 18 touchdowns, with 13 interceptions. Ranked fifth in the Big Ten in total offense (208.7) and sixth in passing yards per game (190.1).

  • Completed 15-of-25 pass attempts for one touchdown, with one interception, in a 23-7 win against Minnesota. Also displayed his versatility, rushing five times for 35 yards and a touchdown.
  • Completed 12-of-20 pass attempts for 191 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions, in a 38-14 win at Purdue.

2012: Did not see game action.

2011: Redshirted.

PERSONAL
Won three regional, state and national championships at St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) High School. Named Broward County Player of the Year. Named to the U.S. Army All-American game as a senior. Named to the RivalsHigh 2011 All-American team. Named to the Detroit News Blue Chip List as a senior. Named Old Spice USA Player of the Year by USA Today.

  • Son of Kathy and Bob Rudock.
  • Graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in interdepartmental studies-multidisciplinary sciences.
  • Enrolled in Rackham Graduate School at Michigan, majoring in movement science (MS).

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Rudock on learning from Stafford

    Posted Aug 29, 2017

    QB Jake Rudock talks about how QB Matthew Stafford exudes a confidence that translates over to the entire team.

  • #AskALion: Jake Rudock

    Posted Aug 28, 2017

    You submitted questions for Jake Rudock using #AskALion, Tori Petry asked them. Rudock talks about his favorite place in Detroit and who he thinks will win the Michigan-Florida game.

  • Rudock on Tom Brady

    Posted Aug 23, 2017

    QB Jake Rudock talks about the Michigan quarterback connection he shares with Tom Brady.

  • Postgame 1 on 1: Jake Rudock

    Posted Aug 13, 2017

    Tori Petry talks with QB Jake Rudock on the FOX 2 postgame show about his success in the preseason opener.

  • Rudock on connections with Golladay

    Posted Aug 13, 2017

    QB Jake Rudock talks about finding Kenny Golladay in the end zone twice on Sunday and about how the offense looked in its first preseason game.

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