62 Days Until the College Football Season Kicks Off
We are crawling to the finish line but I’m having fun writing these so it’ll be bitter sweet when the season starts up. Today for day 62, we get to highlight one of the leagues best centers who played his college ball down in Tallahassee for the Seminoles.
Rodney Hudson was a three star recruit out of B.C. Rain High School in Mobile, Alabama. He was two time All State and ranked as the seventeenth best center in the nation. In addition to being a standout football player, Hudson had to work late nights at KFC to help support his single mother.
The six foot two center selected Florida State over West Virginia and Southern Mississippi. He played for the Seminoles from 2007 to 2010 under Bobby Bowden and Jimbo Fisher. As a true freshman in 2007, Hudson started ten games at left tackle and left guard and even earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against the second ranked Boston College Eagles.
In 2008, Hudson was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week three times and earned his first of three All ACC selections.
2009 was a huge year for Hudson as he was listed as the second best interior lineman in the preseason poll. He took home the Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the best blocker in the conference. He also earned his second All ACC selection and was given his first nod as an All American.
Hudsons final season was a massive one. In the preseason, he was a watch list candidate for the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy. He was even named a finalist for the Outland but was edged out by Wisconsins Gabe Carimi. Hudson received his third All ACC selection and second All American.
As Hudson departed from Tallahassee, he was the most decorated offensive lineman in Seminole history. He was named as the twenty fourth best Florida State player ever before his senior year by the Orlando Sentinel.
Tomorrow, we break away from the center position to look at an offensive tackle that played college ball for Texas Christian University.