Rufus Deal

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Rufus Deal
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Rufus Deal in 1992.
No. 53
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1917-12-07)December 7, 1917
Place of birth: Moundville, Alabama
Date of death: March 14, 2005(2005-03-14) (aged 87)
Place of death: Northport, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Tuscaloosa (AL) Co.
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1942 / Round: 3 / Pick: 21
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 6
Rushing yards: 12
Average: 2.4
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Rufus Copeland Deal (December 7, 1917 – March 14, 2005) was an American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Auburn University and was drafted in the third round of the 1942 NFL Draft.

An Alabama native, Copeland attended high school in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.[1]


  1. ^ "Obituary: Rufus Copeland Deal". Tuscaloosa News. March 16, 2005. 

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