KUECHENBERG, RUDY

RUDY KUECHENBERG

Inducted:  June 23, 1996 in Merrillville, IN     
       
Date of Birth:  February 7, 1943 in Gary, IN

High School Attended:  Hobart, IN               Graduated:  1961

High School Honors:  All-State Honorable Mention and played on Hobart's first undefeated team in 1959 under Coach Russell Deal.

College Attended:  Indiana University          Graduated:  1965

College Honors:  Played in North-South Shrine game 1965; still holds the record for the longest interception returned for a touchdown in the Shrine Game of 65 yards; Indiana Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champ 1963.

Professional Athletic Background:  Drafted by Chicago Bears and played there 1967-1969; played for Green Bay Packers in 1970, Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons in 1971.

Professional Athletic Honors:  Named All-Pro Middle Linebacker in the World Football League in 1974.

Special Recognition:  Served as a firefighter since retirement from NFL; brother, Bob, also played in the NFL.

Family:  Children, Stacy and Ryan.