Posted: 5:06 pm Monday, October 7th, 2013
By Anthony Chiang
There were a handful of players that put together big games last week. But there was one player that really caught our attention. It was difficult, but PBGametime chose Cardinal Newman wide receiver Travis Rudolph to receive “The Best Performance of the Week.” The senior led the Crusaders (3-2) to an important district win against King’s Academy.
Here is a breakdown of what Rudolph did to earn the award:
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The performance: Rudolph started his big night right away. On the second play of the Crusaders’ opening possession, Rudolph caught a 78-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Daniel Cole. It was the first of three receiving touchdowns for Rudolph, who finished the game with seven catches for 263 yards. The senior also played a role on defense, intercepting a pass to set up another Cardinal Newman score.
Season stats: In five games, Rudolph has recorded 32 catches for 639 yards and 10 touchdowns. He is averaging two touchdown catches per game and has finished with more than 150 receiving yards in two contests this year.
In the coach’s words: “Travis never ceases to amaze me,” Crusaders coach Steve Walsh said following his team’s win over King’s Academy. “He’s a special player who makes difficult things look easy.”
In the player’s words: “I knew I could make plays with the way they were covering me,” Rudolph said. “I played well, but obviously my teammates were a huge part of that, too.”
About the Author
Anthony Chiang began his writing career in Gainesville at the University of Florida’s student-run newspaper. At The Independent Florida Alligator, he covered the school’s golf, volleyball, baseball, and football teams. The Miami native has also written for the Sun Sentinel and MLB.com, following the Tampa Bay Rays.