Rock Hill, SC | 6035 | 230 | 4.81E | 2018
Rudolph didn’t start his career until the 12th game of his true freshman season, as the team forced into action due to injury. He responded with two big wins against Oklahoma in Norman and Washington in the Cactus Bowl as a 19-year old. He has a live arm, a nice compact delivery that appears to be an easy three quarter motion but he definitely doesn’t have a howitzer. Many of his reads are predetermined and his offense is not set up for him to make NFL throws and is more based on finding mismatches and exploiting coverages with timing throws. Rudolph shows natural leadership on the field, he cut his interceptions in half last season from nine to four three previous year, he also improved his accuracy and increased his production from sophomore to junior season. His footwork is still a little rigid at this point and not entirely married to his throwing motion just yet but he has enough raw arm talent to refine that aspect of his game with some next level coaching. Rudolph can spin it with the best of them in regards to intermediate placement and quick decisions, making him a potential Top-100 pick.
2016: Ranked in the top 20 of several NCAA rankings, including passing yards (eighth with 4,091), passing yards per game (seventh with 314.7), passing yards per attempt (10th with 9.13), passing yards per completion (10th with 14.40), pass efficiency (10th at 158.9), total offense (12th with 319.4 yards per game), passing touchdowns (20th with 28) and completions per game (20th with 21.85)
2015: His 264 completions, 424 pass attempts, 3,770 passing yards 290.0 passing yards per game and 287.3 yards of total offense per game trail only Brandon Weeden in 2010 and 2011 on Oklahoma State’s single-season list.
2014: Was ticketed for a redshirt until an injury to Daxx Garman thrust him into the starting lineup in week 11 at No. 6 Baylor and he responded by turning in the most passing yards ever for an Oklahoma State player in his first game (281).
High School: Coached by Kyle Richardson at Northwestern High School … completing 40-of-57 passes for 488 yards with eight touchdown passes and only one interception … Finished his senior season with 350 completions on 482 attempts for a 72.6 completion percentage … Totaled 4,377 passing yards with 64 touchdown passes and eight interceptions as a senior, also rushed for 543 yards on 129 carries with a 4.2 average and 16 touchdowns … As a junior, threw for 3,990 yards, 41 touchdowns and seven interceptions while leading his team to a state runner-up finish…Threw for 10,986 yards in three seasons… Earned all-region honors in basketball as a junior.
Personal: Mason Rudolph was born July 17, 1995 … Son of Brett and Jamie Rudolph … Mother ran track at Liberty University and dad played football for the University of North Carolina … Marketing major.