American Football Database
Bud Whitehead
No. 47     
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1939-01-01) January 1, 1939 (age 83)
Place of birth: Marianna, Florida
Career information
College: Florida State
AFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 16 / Pick: 127
Debuted in 1961 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1968 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* AFL San Diego Chargers (1961-1968)
Career highlights and awards
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Games played     94
Interceptions     15
Touchdowns     1
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Ruben Agnus "Bud" Whitehead (born January 1, 1939 in Marianna, Florida) is a former American football defensive back in the American Football League. A 16th round selection (127th overall pick) of the 1961 AFL Draft, Whitehead played eight seasons with the San Diego Chargers (1961–1968). He had 10 interceptions his senior year of college football at Florida State.

Early life

Born and raised in Marianna, Florida, he played football for Marianna High School before attending Florida State. Bud was the second child of Clara Peacock and Alter Whitehead with one older brother Jim Whitehead and four younger siblings, brothers Gary, Willie and Ronny Whitehead and sister Denise Whitehead.

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