Tom Ruud
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1953-07-26) July 26, 1953 (age 67)
Place of birth: Oliva, Minnesota, United States
Career information
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Debuted in 1975 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1979 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* Buffalo Bills - 1975-77
Career highlights and awards
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Games played     59
Games started     3
Fumble recoveries     5
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Thomas Robert "Tom" Ruud (born July 26, 1953, in Olivia, Minnesota) is a former professional football player, a linebacker for the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL. At 6'3" 223 lb, he played college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 1972-74. At the 1975 NFL Draft, Ruud was selected in the first round (19th overall) by the Buffalo Bills. He played three seasons with the Bills and two with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Tom Ruud is a 1971 graduate of Jefferson High School in Bloomington, Minnesota. His sons Barret and Bo both played football at Nebraska and were selected in the NFL Draft.

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