Rudolph Helps Football Career by Running Track at Lafayette

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Lafayette's Jerome Rudolph
Lafayette's Jerome Rudolph

May 16, 2011

Jerome Rudolph missed most of his football season.

So this spring the Lafayette College junior tailback decided to double up sports-wise -- participating in spring football but renewing his acquaintance with an old flame, so to speak.

"I ran track in 10th and 11th grade (at Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga.)," Rudolph said. "I always wanted to go out for track and field. I thought doing it this spring would help me get in better shape and make me a better athlete."

Rudolph ran the 60-meter dash in indoor track for the Leopards, finishing third in the Patriot League. He competes in the 100 and 200 meters in spring track in addition to anchoring Lafayette's 400 relay team.

Leopard track coach Julio Piazza couldn't be happier to have Rudolph.

"Jerome is an immensely talented athlete," Piazza said. "That shows in his not having run for years and taking third in the 60 indoors. You just don't do that without natural talent and speed."

For the complete article by Brad Wilson of the Easton (Pa.) Express-Times click here