Rufus Guthrie
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Guthrie from The 1963 Blue Print
Date of birth: 1942
Date of death: 2000
Career information
Position(s): Guard
College: Georgia Tech
NFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
 As player:
1963 San Diego Chargers

Dallas Rufus Guthrie (born circa 1942, died 2000) is a former American football player who attended and played for the Georgia Institute of Technology (aka Georgia Tech). He played collegiately for the Georgia Tech football team. He was inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame in 1971.[1] Although drafted and signed as a professional he never played due to injury. He was selected as the 10th pick in the 1963 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. [2] Coincidentally, he was also selected as the 10th pick in the American Football League draft of that year by the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers won the competition for Mr. Guthrie and signed him to a professional contract. Mr. Guthrie attended the Chargers training camp and was on the field for the team's first exhibition game. On the opening play of the game, a kick-off, Mr. Guthrie was injured, suffering a broken ankle. He never played again. After football, he established a successful career in real estate and died in 2000 from brain cancer.[3]


  1. "Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame". Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Retrieved 2007-03-04.
  2. "The 1963 NFL Draft - December 3, 1962". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  3. "The Hive Presents Ask Dr. Football". The Hive ( 2000-09-13. Retrieved 2007-10-05.

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