Mason Rudolph’s Father Brett Rudolph Is A Former Footballer Himself

By SarahPublished on: December 25, 2023 Updated on: February 21, 2024
Birthday March 1965
Birthplace Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Age 59 years
Son Mason Rudolph
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Brett Rudolph is the father of the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Mason Rudolph. It is most likely that the NFL player got his passion for football from his dad. Brett used to be a linebacker in his college days but left playing the ball. Brett won the Most Valuable Player Award in the early eighties,

So, the big question remains: why did he leave football? Keep reading to find out.

Mason Rudolph’s Father, Brett Rudolph Was An Exceptional College Footballer

Rudolph was passionate about football from his childhood. He started playing in his school days and also played for his high school team. He was one of the fastest runners. During high school, he participated in various track championships where he was a 100-meter dash champion. He got selected for the State Track Meet. Brett was awarded the Most Valuable Player Award for the Chagrin Valley Conference and the Cleveland Touchdown Club Award.

Brett Rudolph with his son, Mason Rudolph
Mason learned about football from his dad, Brett.

Brett played college football for North Carolina. Brett was a linebacker for the football team. Though the team never won a championship, he was chosen First Team All-Atlantic Conference and Honorable Mention All-American. It’s not well-disclosed, but we presume that Brett didn’t get a selection in the NFL, so he quit his footballing career and entered the corporate world instead.

Early Life, Education, And Career Details Of Rudolph

Born in March 1965, Rudolph is 59 years old. The native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Brett went to Chagrin Falls High School. After graduating high school in 1983, Brett joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated in 1988 with a degree of Bachelors in Journalism. Though he played football in college, his love for the business world exceeded his interest in playing.

Within a year of receiving the degree, he became Vice President for Development at Patrick Henry College. Currently, he is an Asset Manager at Drake Capital.

Meet The Love Of His Life; Jamie Rudolph

Brett Rudolph married Jamie Rudolph (née Logan) in the early nineties. The married couple resides in Rock Hill, South Carolina where they raised their kids. They have hardly shared details about their married lives but one thing is for sure, the lovebirds are going as strong as ever.

Brett Rudolph with his wife, Jamie Rudolph
Jamie and Brett have been married for several decades

Jamie Rudolph is a native of Harrisonburg, Virginia where she completed her studies. Just like her husband, she was a standout athlete back then. However, she didn’t continue her athletic career. As for the couple, they are now parents of three children.

Brett Is The Proud Dad Of Three Kids

Brett and his wife Jamie gave birth to their firstborn, Mason Rudolph on July 17, 1995. Like him, his son has also been interested in playing the ball since his early days. He was very athletic in his high school from participating in track championships to playing football. His love for the game peaked during his college.

Unlike his father, Mason pursued football as his career and entered the NFL in 2018. As of now, he is the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brett Rudolph with his wife, sons and a daughter.
Brett and Jamie are the parents of three kids.

Talking about his youngest son, Logan Rudolph was born on April 14, 1998. Being born into an athletic family, he also started playing sports as a child. Logan played football in high school and college where he even won numerous awards.

However, after graduation, he is pursuing an acting career leaving behind his passion for football. He made his debut in the movie Killer Rivalry.

His Adopted Daughter Works With Him

Besides the two sons, Brett and Jamie have another child, a daughter, Dasha,  whom they adopted from Ukraine. Their daughter didn’t have much trouble fitting in with the family. The family used to share pictures of the little girl on social media but looks like as she got older, she didn’t want to be featured on their social media posts.

Dasha currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. There is hardly any new information about her besides her work at Drake Capital with her father. She is a full-time cleaner there.

Brett Almost Missed Mason’s First Game

Mason’s first game in college was during his freshman year. He was nervous about going against Baylor Bears and told his folks to not come to his game. With the plane tickets being pricey, Brett thought of not going to attend his son’s first game. However, his plans soon got canceled when his friend, Mark forced him to go to his kid’s game.

They took a flight to Waco, Texas that week and Norman, Okla the next week to catch their son playing his first game. Ever since then, they have watched almost every game of their child. Not only that, but the NFL dad has been the go-to person for his son whenever he needs some advice regarding his game.

Are Rudolph And BCL’s Player, Luke Maye’s Father Related?

Brett and Luke’s father, Mark Maye were roommates in college. Brett was a linebacker at North Carolina and his roommate, Mark was the starting quarterback. That’s how their friendship started. The two stayed together all those years in college and even after that, they would meet each other frequently.

Rudolph once said about his mate, “I’m grateful for that because I know not everybody gets that (long-lasting roommate relationship) when they go off to school.”

Brett Rudolph and Mark Maye with their children.
Brett and Mark were roommates back in college days.

The two families frequently meet and they even go on a vacation together. Both Brett and Mark’s children grew up together and shared a close bond while growing up. Even now, their kids are all grown up, their bond is still the same. Rudolph shared how Mark was the one who pushed him to fly across to watch his son play his first match.

About Author: Sarah

Though I have started writing NFL related blogs recently, I have fallen in love with this world. Hope you like my work as much as I enjoy writing these.