Mason Rudolph is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent in the National Football League (NFL). He was born on July 17, 1995, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Rudolph played college football at Oklahoma State University, where he was a two-time All-Big 12 Conference selection and set multiple school records. In 2018, he was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the NFL Draft. Get all of the latest Mason Rudolph news here!
During his rookie season, Rudolph served as the backup quarterback for the Steelers and appeared in two games. He became the starting quarterback in 2019 when Ben Roethlisberger suffered a season-ending injury. In his first start, he threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Rudolph played in a total of 10 games in 2019, throwing for 1,765 yards, 13 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.
In 2020, Rudolph returned to his backup role behind Roethlisberger but still made appearances in several games throughout the season. He threw for 315 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in six games played.
In April 2021, Mason Rudolph extended his contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers for one year. In Week 10 of the NFL season, Rudolph got his first start when the regular starting quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, was unable to play due to COVID-19 protocols. Rudolph threw for 242 yards, a touchdown, and an interception, and the game ended in a tie against the Detroit Lions. During the preseason, Rudolph was listed as the third-string quarterback behind Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett, and was limited to third-string quarterback duties.
Off the field, Rudolph is known for his philanthropy work, particularly in his hometown of Rock Hill. He established the “Mason Rudolph Fund” to support a variety of causes, including education, health, and youth sports.