Bud Whitehead

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Bud Whitehead
No. 47
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1939-01-01) January 1, 1939 (age 75)
Place of birth: Marianna, Florida
Career information
College: Florida State
AFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 16 / Pick: 127
Debuted in 1961
Last played in 1968
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played 94
Interceptions 15
Touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

Ruben Agnus "Bud" Whitehead (born January 1, 1939 in Marianna, Florida) is a former American football defensive back in the American Football League. A 16th-round selection (127th overall pick) of the 1961 AFL Draft, Whitehead played eight seasons with the San Diego Chargers (1961–1968). He had 10 interceptions his senior year of college football at Florida State.

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Marianna, Florida, he played football for Marianna High School before attending Florida State. He was the second child of Clara Peacock and Alter Whitehead, with one older brother, Jim Whitehead, and four younger siblings, brothers Gary, Willie and Ronny Whitehead and sister Denise Whitehead.

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