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Tom Ruud
Jersey #(s)
45, 54, 51
Born July 26, 1953 (1953-07-26) (age 56)
Oliva, Minnesota
 United States
Career information
Year(s) 19751979
NFL Draft 1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
College Nebraska
Professional teams
Career stats
Games played 59
Games started 3
Fumble recoveries 5
Stats at
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Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

Thomas Robert "Tom" Ruud (born July 26, 1953, in Olivia, Minnesota) is a former professional football player, a linebacker for the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL. At 6'3" 223 lb, he played college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 1972-74. At the 1975 NFL Draft, Ruud was selected in the first round (19th overall) by the Buffalo Bills. He played three seasons with the Bills and two with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Tom Ruud is a 1971 graduate of Jefferson High School in Bloomington, Minnesota. His sons Barret and Bo both played football at Nebraska and were selected in the NFL Draft.

External links


"Tom Ruud Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved July 31, 2008.  



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