The 27-year-old Travis Rudolph was a standout wide receiver at Cardinal Newman who went on to become an elite playmaker for the Seminoles. In his college career, from 2014-2016, Rudolph made 153 catches for 2,311 yards and 18 touchdowns in three seasons.
Rudolph’s collegiate success didn’t translate to the NFL, where he spent brief stints on the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins before a torn ACL in 2018 halted his professional career.
Rudolph had signed with the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers last year, but the team announced on Wednesday following news of the arrest that he had been released.
Where did Travis Rudolph go to college and high school?
Rudolph was born on September 15, 1995, in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, where he attended Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida. As a senior, he had 63 receptions for school records 1,237 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Rudolph was rated by Rivals.com as a five-star recruit and was ranked as the number-one receiver in his class. He committed to Florida State University to play college football.
Did Travis Rudolph play college football?
Yes, As a true freshman at Florida State in 2014, Rudolph played in 13 games with six starts and had 38 receptions for 555 yards and four touchdowns. In his second season at Florida State, Rudolph played 13 games with 11 starts. He led the team in receptions (59), receiving yards (916), and touchdown receptions (7).
In the 2015 Peach Bowl, he caught 7 receptions for 201 yards, both career-highs in catches and receiving yards. This performance also broke the record for most receiving yards by a Seminole in bowl history, breaking Javon Walker’s record of 195 receiving yards set during the 2002 Gator Bowl.
As a junior in 2016, Rudolph played 13 games with 840 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. After the season, Rudolph decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.