Tim Ruddy

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Tim Ruddy
No. --
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-04-27) April 27, 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school: Dunmore (PA)
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 65
Debuted in 1994 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Tim Ruddy (born April 27, 1972) is a former American football offensive lineman. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, but lived in Dunmore from his childhood all the way through high school. Tim Ruddy was a center for the Miami Dolphins from 19942003.

High school[edit]

College career[edit]

Ruddy attended The University of Notre Dame from 1990–1994. He was a four year letterman and two year starter during this time. He was selected as a second-team All-America and first-team All-Independent by The Football News and the Associated Press. Ruddy also posted a perfect 4.0 GPA his junior and senior years at Notre Dame. He graduated with 3.86 GPA. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He also earned post-graduate scholarships from the NCAA and the National Football Foundation. He is also a member of Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society).

Professional career[edit]

Ruddy was the second-round draft choice (65th overall) of Miami in 1994. Ruddy started 140 games of his 156 games played in which 16 of those non starts were his rookie year but he saw time in all of them. During most of his career he was the center for Dan Marino who has held almost every meaningful NFL passing record and is widely recognized as one of the greatest quarterbacks in football history.

In 2001 Ruddy was named to his first and only Pro Bowl. He was originally named a second alternate, but replaced the injured Tom Nalen of the Denver Broncos. He was the first Miami center to be selected to the Pro Bowl since Hall of Fame center Dwight Stephenson in 1987. The last few years of Ruddy's career were plagued with knee problems and his playing time was limited. Ruddy was released by Miami following the 2003 season. It was rumored he talked to a few teams after his departure from Miami but didn't sign with any team.

Ruddy was selected as one of the top 40 Miami Dolphin players of all time, and was named as a second team offensive line selection to the Pennsylvania Football News All-Century Team.

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