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Rudy Hubbard


Rudy Hubbard

Inducted 2021

Date of Birth



Hubbard, OH


Florida A&M University (1974-1985)


Rudy Hubbard's Florida A&M Rattlers of 1978 had a 12-1 record defeating UMass in the inaugural NCAA Division I-AA (now FCS) title game. Hubbard was the first African American assistant coach at Ohio State from 1968 to 1973 before taking over as the Rattlers head coach. Hubbard also captured two Black College Football National Championships in 1977 and 1978. During his most successful stretch from 1977 to 1979 the Rattlers compiled a 30-5 record, including a perfect 11-0 mark in 1977. One year after winning the national championship FAMU defeated Miami (FL) 16-13.


Wins 83

Losses 48

Ties 3

Career Highlights

  • 1977 AFCA District Coach of the Year
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