With 92 days remaining until Georgia Tech kicks off their 2019 season against Clemson, we take a look back at one of the best to ever wear #92 for Georgia Tech, defensive end Coleman Rudolph.
Coleman Rudolph is a name that may ring a bell for some Georgia Tech diehard fans especially those who remember the Jackets early 1990s teams rather well. Rudolph, a Valdosta (GA) native was apart of the Jackets from 1989 to 1992 including the Jackets 1990 National Championship team. His biggest impacts, however, came between the 1990 and 1992 seasons.
In 1990 during the Jackets championship run, Rudolph recorded 66 tackles, 7 tackles for a loss, and 5 sacks. In 1991, he saw a bump in his stats recording a strong 73 tackles on the season, with 7 tackles for a loss, and a career high 13 sacks. He somehow, would not earn any All-American honors for his 1991 season which arguably was better than his 1992 season.
Rudolph’s best season in terms of accolades on The Flat came in 1992 when he recorded a 71-tackle season for the Yellow Jackets while notching 9.5 tackles for a loss and 10 sacks. His totals for tackles for a loss and sacks both lead the Yellow Jackets that season. Rudolph’s 1992 season was earned him All-American honors that season while also being a semifinalist for the prestigious Lombardi Trophy.
By our count, Rudolph totaled 220 tackles during his career on The Flats including 23.5 tackles for a loss and 23 sacks on his career. Those numbers include his 10-tackle freshman season which included his first career sack.
Rudolph after leaving The Flats would play four seasons in the NFL after being a second round draft pick by the New York Jets. After his NFL career ended, he would go onto work for Morgan Stanley, joining the prestigious investment firm in 2000. He has spent the last 19-years there with the company.