Council Rudolph

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Council Rudolph
No. 77, 74, 78
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1950-01-18) January 18, 1950 (age 67)
Anniston, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Anniston (AL) Cobb
College: Kentucky State
NFL Draft: 1972 / Round: 7 / Pick: 160
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played – started: 72 – 41
Interceptions: 1
Fumble recoveries: 3
Player stats at

Council Rudolph, Jr. (born January 18, 1950) is a former professional American football player.


Rudolph played defensive end for six seasons for the Houston Oilers, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Council attended Kentucky State University, where he is in the Hall of Fame. Council was also inducted into the Calhoun County Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

After football[edit]

In 1982, Rudolph opened The Check Casher, the first check cashing business in Tampa, Florida.[1]


  1. ^ Kaufman, Ira. "EX-PLAYERS, NFLPA UNION BATTLING OVER PENSIONS". online article. Retrieved November 6, 2011.