Photo of Bob Rudolph

Bob RudolphBob Rudolph

Photo of Bob Rudolph
School: Jefferson Graduation Year: 1949

Year Inducted: 2016

Sports Played: Football, Baseball

High School Honors: 3-year Football Letterman. PIL 1st Team, State 1st Team, Junior; Co-Captained North in Shrine FB Game-only Junior to ever play in the Shrine Game (graduated early to enter U of Oregon). 2-year Baseball Letterman. State Champion Team, 1948; State Legion Champion, 1948.

Post High School Career: University of Oregon, two years on Football scholarship; injured as Sophomore. University of Portland, graduated 1953. Career in Sales with Aris Isotoner Gloves. Active in several adult athletic competitions — medals won in Softball, Basketball, Golf, Swimming, Diving, and Arm Wrestling. Air Force Athletic Director, Lackland, Texas. Coached Little League, Babe Ruth Baseball; Pop Warner Football, SW Portland. PIL Football, Basketball official (1971-75); Past Board member, Portland Jewish Community Center (Health Committee Chairman).

Commentary:

In High School I idolized and wanted to be like former Jefferson football star Floyd Simmons who played at Notre Dame, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1948 and inducted into the PIL HOF in 2002.

I always loved competition in sports and believe that hard work and experience in athletics translates to success in work and life. I’m thankful and proud that athletics enabled me and my
three sons to attend college on scholarships.

The competitiveness I learned while playing athletics gave me the desire and will power to overcome the adversities thrown my way.

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