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Jack Trudeau
Jersey #(s)
Born September 9, 1962 (1962-09-09) (age 47)
Forest Lake, Minnesota
Career information
Year(s) 19861995
NFL Draft 1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47
College Illinois
Professional teams
Career stats
TDs-INT 42-69
Yards 10,243
QB Rating 63.3
Stats at
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

Jack Francis Trudeau (born September 9, 1962 in Forest Lake, Minnesota) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2nd round of the 1986 NFL Draft. A 6'3", 213 lb (97 kg). quarterback from the University of Illinois, Trudeau played in 10 NFL seasons from 1986-1995.


Early life

Trudeau graduated from Granada High School in Livermore, California.


In his senior year, Trudeau was the starting quarterback of the Illinois Fighting Illini football team. He led the Illini to become the first Big Ten team to beat all nine conference opponents in a single season. The Illini went to the 1984 Rose Bowl where they lost to UCLA 45-9. He earned All-Big Ten honors in 1984 and 1985. He set school records in pass attempts (1151), completions (737), yards (8146) and touchdowns (51 ). He set an NCAA record with 215 attempts without an interception. He was the 1984 runner up for Davey O'Brien Award, given to the top college OB in the nation.

NFL career

During his rookie season he started 11 games and in 1987-1988 he split time with Gary Hogeboom as did Chris Chandler. From 1988-1989 and in 1990-1993 he shared snaps with Jeff George. His best year as a pro came during the 1989 season for the Colts when he threw for 15 touchdowns and was named colts offensive MVP. Establishing Trudeau as a local sports hero. During the 1994 season, Trudeau backed up Boomer Esiason and he was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft to become the third-string quarterback behind Frank Reich and Kerry Collins.


He is married to wife Lisa, with a daughter Danielle and sons John, Beau, and Trey. His brother Kevin Trudeau was drafted at age 18 as a pitcher for the New York Yankees Organization. Also, after retirement from football, Jack invested to be a co-owner of Wolf Run Golf Club in Indiana. He is now President of Envirosave-USA, an environmentally conscious company that distributes fuel saving products. [1]


Graduation incident 2007

On June 2, 2007, Trudeau was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor when he hosted a high school graduation party for his daughter Danielle, who was not arrested, but was breathalyzed along with her three younger brothers (one of whom was only seven years old). Alcohol was not being served. Depositions further prove that some of the graduating students brought concealed alcohol into the party, further indicating that Trudeau himself was not responsible for the alcohol found at his residence.[2 ] On August 10, 2007, Trudeau was offered a plea agreement[3], in which he was to accept responsibility for the party. On December 14, 2007, Trudeau and his wife accepted an agreement where they will each have to pay a $2,500 fine. However, neither of them had to plead guilty to their charges. [4]



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