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Joe Rutgens
Position(s)
Defensive tackle
Jersey #(s)
72
Born January 26, 1939 (1939-01-26) (age 70)
Cedar Point, Illinois
Career information
Year(s) 19611969
NFL Draft 1961 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
AFL Draft 1961 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
(by the Oakland Raiders)
College Illinois
Professional teams
Career stats
Games played 110
Fumble recoveries 6
Fumble recovery yards 36
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards

Joseph Casimiere Rutgens (born January 26, 1939 in Cedar Point, Illinois) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He went to two Pro Bowls during his nine year career. He played college football at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was drafted in the first round (third overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft. Rutgens was also selected in the first round (fourth overall) of the 1961 AFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.

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