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Rudy  Sylvan

Player Profile


Suisan City, Calif.

High School:

Last College:
Solano College

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 274



Ended his career with 32 catches for 293 yards and five touchdowns ... ... Key member of the Bobcat offensive front that helped pave the way for two-time first-team All-MAC running back Kalvin McRae, Ohio's first runner with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons since 1975-76.

2006: Started all 13 games he played ... Led the Bobcat tight ends with 23 catches for 208 yards, both single-season career highs ... Ranked fourth on the team in both categories ... Had two touchdown receptions ... Ten of his 23 receptions were either for first downs or touchdowns ... Had a then career-high five catches for 51 yards and a touchdown in the Bobcats' win at Northern Illinois ... Later set a career best with seven catches for 79 yards and a score against Bowling Green ... Had five multi-reception games.

2005: Played in all 11 games, including three starts ... Recorded his first career start at Virginia Tech ... Finished second among Ohio tight ends with five catches for 24 yards ... Had career highs in catches with two at Virginia Tech and Central Michigan.

2004: Played in all 11 games ... Turned his first catch as a Bobcat into a 25-yard touchdown in the season opener against VMI ... His second catch produced similar results, an eight-yard touchdown pass versus Buffalo ... Kept the streak alive with a 17-yard touchdown catch against Marshall on his third reception of the season ... The string was broken when he caught a pass for 11 yards versus Bowling Green that did not result in points.

AT SOLANO: Played one season at Solano College ... Had 18 catches for 350 yards as a freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Armijo and Vanden High Schools ... Earned all-conference, all-county and all-city honors on the defensive line ... Led Vanden his senior year with 115 total tackles ... Added 1.5 sacks and an interception ... Voted a share of the team's Most Valuable Defensive Player Award ... Helped the Vikings to a 9-3 record and their ninth straight playoff appearance as a senior.

PERSONAL: Majoring in sociology criminology ... Son of Rudy and Violet Sylvan.