Travis Rudolph is a former American football wide receiver. He is the type of person who likes to have fun and brings smiles to his fans.
Having said that, in August 2016, while visiting a middle school in Tallahassee with other FSU players, Rudolph made national headlines after he sat and ate lunch with Bo Paske, an autistic student who was eating by himself.
In April 2017, days before the 2017 NFL Draft, Rudolph’s father, Darryl, was shot and killed while working as a maintenance worker at a strip club in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Police said Darryl Rudolph was working in a back storage room when a coworker, in an adjacent room, accidentally discharged a rifle while moving it off a shelf. The bullet traveled through the wall and struck Darryl in the neck.
Rudolph is a cousin of former NFL wide receiver and return specialist Devin Hester.
Did Travis Rudolph play for the New York Giants?
Yes, Rudolph played for the New York Giants. He played the wide receiver position, which makes the 27-year-old a former football player in the NFL. He also played college football at Florida State and entered the 2017 NFL Draft, however, went undrafted.
Rudolph was known to have signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent following the draft. He got a spot on the active roster in October 2017 after injuries plagued the Giants’ receivers that year.
Rudolph recorded his first NFL reception in a Week 7 game against the Seattle Seahawks and finished the game with 3 receptions for 32 yards. He was waived by the Giants in November 2018.
Rudolph was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad on October 10, 2018, however, he suffered a torn ACL in his first day of practice and was placed on the practice squad/injured list.
Rudolph’s short stint with the Dolphins marked the end of his NFL career. He signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in December 2019.