John Rudzinski
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    John Rudzinski

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Green Bay, WI

    High School:
    Notre Dame Academy

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 235

    Position:
    ILB

    Major:
    Management

    2003 (Junior) - Played and started in 11 games ... missed the North Texas game due to injury ... finished fifth on the team in tackles with 65, including 31 unassisted ... 3.5 tackles for loss for 11 yards and .5 sacks for five yards ... had one interception and a forced fumble ... is the team's top returning tackler this season ... season-high nine tackles against UNLV ... seven tackles against Utah and San Diego State.

    2002 (Sophomore) - Played in 13 games, starting the last 12 ... sixth on the team in tackles with 50 ... second on the team in sacks with 4.0 for 25 yards ... had 7.0 tackles for loss for 33 yards ... tied for third on the team with four pass breakups ... forced two fumbles ... career-high eight tackles at Utah ... listed No. 1 at inside linebacker after spring drills.

    2001 (Freshman) - Played linebacker on the junior varsity team ... made eight tackles, seven unassisted with one tackle for loss, one sack and a forced fumble in the Blue/Silver spring game.

    High School - Lettered four years in football and track and three in basketball ... two-year captain in football and track ... all-city, all-metro and all-state in football twice ... fifth in the state in the shotput as a senior ... member of the National Honor Society ... high school football coach was John Nonae.

    Personal - Born May 10, 1983 ... member of cadet squadron 24 ... nickname is Rud ... parents are Paul and Mary Rudzinski ... one of four children ... siblings are Lauren (18), Caroline (15) and Jacqueline (12) ... father played football at Michigan State and for the Green Bay Packers... uncle, Jim, played football at Dayton ... uncle, Joe, played football at Notre Dame ... cousin, Jerry, played football at Ohio State ... future goal is to be a football coach ... on the superintendent's list for excellence in academics, military and athletics ... completed Operation Air Force at Pope AFB, N.C., this past summer ... hobbies are golf and playing cards ... person in history he'd like to meet is Jesus ... born in Canada ... favorite movie is Braveheart ... greatest day in sports was hitting two home runs in the little league city championship.

    Rudzinski's Career Statistics
    YearGUT-ATTTTFLSacks
    2003 11 31-34 65 3.5-11 0.5-5
    20021331-19507.0-334.0-25
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