Summer 2024

Mason Rudolph trusting in God as he prepares for NFL Draft

Mason Rudolph knows his life is about to change forever.

The Oklahoma State star quarterback is projected to go in the first or second round of the NFL Draft this week. But if you ask Mason, he believes he’s the best QB.

“I look at myself as a first-round quarterback,” he told ESPN. “I can come in and start for any organization [from] Day 1, and have success and win games. It’s not in my control, obviously. I can only prepare myself to the best of my ability and make sure that I’m hitting the ground running.”

Many scouts have said they aren’t sure if he’s worthy of a first-round pick. Rudolph says if you don’t take him in the first round, you’re making a big mistake.

“I think you’re wrong if you don’t take me in the first round,” he said. “It’s not going to make me depressed if I go in the second. I’m going to be that much more motivated and charged up to go win a job and compete, or learn the system and take full responsibility and take my chance whenever I get it.”

Rudolph had quite the 2017 season. The 22 year-old threw for 4,904 passing yards, 37 passing touchdowns, 10 rushing touchdowns and just nine interceptions in helping the Cowboys to a 10-3 record.

The 6-foot-5  signal caller from Rock Hill, S.C., was awarded the 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given annually to the nation’s outstanding senior or fourth-year quarterback in college football.

Rudolph recently was on the cover of FCA Magazine and shared his desire to not just be a great football player, but to also be a great ambassador for Jesus Christ.

“I passionately pursue Christ because I want to be a witness for Him and use this platform to impact our community,” he said.

Even in the midst of the expectations and pressure of a football season, Rudolph says his faith in Christ sustains him.

“Christ is at the center of it,” Rudolph said. “It’s Christ who will always be there for you; He’s your foundation. So just getting in the Word and leaning on a few of my life verses throughout the week, as well as constant communication with my parents and grandparents – that’s my secret to success.”

You can read the entire interview Rudolph did with FCA by clicking here.