Rufus Mayes

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Rufus Mayes

Date of birth
Dec 05, 1947

Date of death
Jan 1, 1990 (age 42)

Ht: 6'5"Wt: 260 lbs.

Birthplace
Clarksdale, AR

Hometown
Toledo, OH

College
Ohio State University

Summary
Rufus Lee Mayes (December 5, 1947 - January 1, 1990) was an American football offensive lineman in the NFL for the Chicago Bears, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Ohio State University. Rufus died Jan. 1, 1990 at age 42 of bacterial meningitis.
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Awards

NCAA D-I FBS Champion (AP)
Ohio State Buckeyes Football
1968

NCAA D-I FBS Champion (USA Today Coach's Poll)
Ohio State Buckeyes Football
1968

Playing career
Philadelphia EaglesOffensive Tackle

Cincinnati BengalsOffensive Tackle, Offensive Guard

Chicago BearsOffensive Tackle

Ohio State FootballOffensive Tackle, Tight End
1st Team All-American 1968

Trivia
  • Rufus started as a tight end his sophomore and junior years at Ohio State. When Jan White was deemed ready to start at the position, Coach Woody Hayes moved Rufus to right offensive tackle as a senior. Mayes was named second team All-America by the Associated Press following his senior season.

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  • Added trivia: "Rufus started as a tight end his sophomore and junior years at Ohio State. When Jan White was deemed ready to start at the position, Coach Woody Hayes moved Rufus to right offensive tackle as a senior. Mayes was named second team All-America by the Associated Press following his senior season."
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