Michigan’s season is finally over, after pummelling the Florida Gators in the Citrus Bowl, by a whopping score of 41-7. 5th year senior Jake Rudock led the way with 278 yards, with 3 TD’s capping off a great season for Jake. With that being said, what’s next for Rudock?
After losing his starting job at Iowa to C.J. Beathard in the off-season, he decided to transfer to Michigan in what would be his last year of eligibility. He quickly won the starting job, but had a rough outing in his first game versus a strong Utah team, where he threw 3 interceptions.
But after continuing to work with his head coach and quarterback guru, Jim Harbaugh, he quickly rose to superstardom. Week by week, his numbers starting going up and everything started to click. It all came together after the heartbreaker to Michigan State, and since that game Rudock had 12 TD’s and 3 picks heading into the bowl game.
His most impressive performance was the battle against the Indiana Hoosiers. Rudock threw for 440 yards, completing 33 of 46 passes, which led to 6 touchdowns. With premier weapons such as Jehu Chesson and All-American tight end Jake Butt, Rudock made them look even better heading into the final stretch of the season. Also, if you add the perfect performance in the Citrus bowl, in which he won MVP, Rudock has qualities to be a pro quarterback.
Jake has the body to play in the NFL, standing at 6’3 with weighing 203 pounds, and after working with a former NFL coach in Harbaugh, if Rudock can perform well at the College Gridiron Showcase, and at workouts you could hear Rudock’s name come April.
NOTE: Rudock finished the season with 3017 yards, making him the only QB in Mochigans’s history to reach that milestone. He ended up with 20 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.