Jake Rudock

Jake Rudock

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Rudock with Michigan in 2015
No. 14Detroit Lions
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-01-21) January 21, 1993
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 6 / Pick: 191
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Jacob Michael Rudock (born January 21, 1993) is an American football quarterback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was the starting quarterback for the 2013 and 2014 Iowa Hawkeyes and 2015 Michigan Wolverines.

High school career

Born in Miami, Rudock grew up in Weston, Florida and went to St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, where he was a finalist for the Broward County Player of the Year award. In 2009, St. Thomas Aquinas went 13–1 while making it to the state semifinals. He completed 128 out of 197 pass (65% completion percentage) for 1,945 yards.[1] Rudock connected with his players in the endzone for a total of 34 touchdowns while only turning the ball over 5 times. As a senior at St.Thomas Aquinas he led the team to a district, regional, state and national championships with a perfect regular season (15–0). He holds records for total yards, most wins as a starting quarterback, completions and attempts, completion percentage, efficiency ratings, state titles, and national championships. He graduated in 2011.

College career

Rudock at Iowa in 2014

Rudock committed to the University of Iowa during his senior year of high school. He also received collegiate offers from the University of Colorado, the University of Illinois, and the University of Memphis.[2] He redshirted his freshman year at Iowa and did not play at all the following year. During his junior year he started all 13 games while getting his first start against Northern Illinois University, he played every offensive down for the Hawkeyes but ended up losing to NIU 30 to 27. His most prominent game during his junior year was his start against LSU in the Outback Bowl in which they lost 21 to 14, a game in which he completed 9 out of 22 pass attempts for 102 yards with one interception. During the 2013 season he started all 13 games for the Iowa Hawkeyes. For the season, he completed 204–346 pass attempts for a total of 18 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and 2,383 yards total passing yards. He also rushed for 218 yards on 67 attempts (5 touchdowns). His following year he started all but one game for the Hawkeyes. During this year he started in the TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee in which he went 2 out of 8 for 32 yards while rushing for 22 yards on two rushing attempts.[3] He completed 213 out of 345 attempts for 2,436 yards (16 touchdowns and 5 interceptions) and rushed 67 times for a total of 176 yards (3 touchdowns).[3]

On April 1, 2015, the Big Ten Conference approved the transfer for Rudock to enroll at the University of Michigan. He was immediately eligible for the 2015 football season. On November 14, Rudock set the Michigan record for single-game touchdown passes (6) against Indiana, earning co-Big Ten player of the Week with his receiver Jehu Chesson.[4][5] The following week against Penn State, he became the first quarterback in school history to pass for 250 yards in three consecutive games.[6]

Rudock was named the game MVP of the 2016 Citrus Bowl. Rudock became the first quarterback in Michigan history to throw for at least 250 yards in five consecutive games. Rudock completed 20-of-31 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns, becoming just the second Michigan quarterback to throw for 3,000 yards in a single season, following John Navarre in 2003. Rudock finished his season ranked No. 2 in single-season passing yards (3,017) and No. 1 in single-season completion percentage (64 percent).[7]


Through the end of the 2015 season, Rudock's statistics are as follows:[8]

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Iowa Hawkeyes
Season Passing Rushing
Comp Att Yards Pct. TD Int QB Rating Att Yards Avg TD
2012 0 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
2013 204 346 2,383 59.0 18 13 126.5 67 218 3.3 5
2014 213 345 2,436 61.7 16 5 133.5 67 176 2.6 3
Michigan Wolverines
2015 249 389 3,017 64.0 20 9 141.5 58 166 2.9 4
NCAA Career Totals 666 1,080 7,836 61.7 54 27 134.1 192 560 2.9 12

Professional career

Rudock was drafted 191st overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2016 NFL draft.[9] On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Lions and was signed to their practice squad the next day.[10][11] He was promoted to the Lions active roster on November 23, 2016.[12]

See also


    1. http://www.gridironstuds.com/detail.php?ret=1&id=938
    2. "Jake Rudock, St. Thomas Aquinas, Pro-Style Quarterback". 247Sports.
    3. 1 2 "Jake Rudock Bio – Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site". hawkeyesports.com.
    4. "Big Ten Football Players of the Week: Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Minnesota standouts claim honors". BigTen.org. CBS Interactive. 2015-11-16. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
    5. "No. 14 Michigan hangs on for 48-41 win over Indiana in 2OT". ESPN. Associated Press. 2015-11-14. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
    6. "Kornacki: U-M Matches '97 Squad with B1G Road Perfection". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2015-11-24.
    7. "Postgame Notes: #17 Michigan 41, #19 Florida 7". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. January 1, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
    8. "Jake Rudock". www.sports-reference.com. USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
    9. Twentyman, Tim (April 30, 2016). "Detroit Lions draft quarterback Jake Rudock". Detroit Lions. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
    10. "Lions establish 53-man roster". DetroitLions.com.
    11. "Lions sign 8 players to team's practice squad". DetroitLions.com.
    12. "Lions sign QB Jake Rudock to active roster from practice squad". DetroitLions.com. November 23, 2016.

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