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Former Patriots LB Jack Rudolph Passes Away


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of former Patriots linebacker Jack Rudolph, who passed away on Sunday, June 23, at the age of 82.

A three-year letter winner at Georgia tech, Rudolph was an original member of the Boston Patriots, where he played from 1960 through 1965. He finished his pro football career as an original member of the Miami Dolphins in 1966. He played in 64 games with the Patriots and 11 with the Dolphins.

Rudolph was drafted by the Detroit Lions of the NFL, but chose to play for the Patriots after joining the team as a second-round selection in 1960.

Following his playing career, he spent 31 years as a coach and teacher at Valdosta High School (Ga.), serving 25 of those years as the defensive coordinator.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Valdosta, Ga. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at Carson McLane Funeral Home.

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