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|AFL draft:||1961 / Round: 16 / Pick: 127|
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Ruben Agnus "Bud" Whitehead (born January 1, 1939) is a former American football defensive back in the American Football League. A 16th-round selection (127th overall pick) of the 1961 AFL Draft, Whitehead played eight seasons with the San Diego Chargers(1961–1968). He had 10 interceptions his senior year of college football at Florida State.
Born and raised in Marianna, Florida, he played football for Marianna High School before attending Florida State. He was the second child of Clara Peacock and Alter Whitehead, with one older brother, Jim Whitehead, and four younger siblings, brothers Gary, Willie and Ronnie Whitehead and sister Denise Whitehead.
Marianna is a city in Jackson County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,102 at the 2010 census. In 2018 the estimated population was 7,091. It is the county seat of Jackson County, and is home to Chipola College. The official nickname of Marianna is "The City of Southern Charm".
Peter Nicholas Boulware is an American former professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. He played college football for Florida State University, and was recognized as an All-American. A first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 1997 NFL Draft, he played his entire pro career for the Ravens.
Anthony Cris Collinsworth is an American sports broadcaster and former professional American football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons, all with the Cincinnati Bengals, during the 1980s. He played college football for the University of Florida, and was recognized as an All-American. He is currently a television sportscaster for NBC, Showtime, and the NFL Network and winner of 16 Sports Emmy Awards. He is also the owner of Pro Football Focus, a sports statistic monitoring service.
Andre Jerome "Bubba" Caldwell, is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver and kickoff returner in the National Football League (NFL). Caldwell played college football for the Florida Gators, where he was a member of a BCS National Championship team. A third-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, he has played professionally for the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos. With the Broncos, he won Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers.
Galen Samuel Hall is a retired American college and professional football coach and player. He is a native of Pennsylvania, and an alumnus of Penn State University, where he played college football. Hall was previously the offensive coordinator at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Florida, and the head coach of the University of Florida, the Orlando Thunder, the Rhein Fire, and the XFL's Orlando Rage. He most recently served as the offensive coordinator at his alma mater, Penn State.
Marianna High School is a public high school in Marianna, Florida. It enrolls 771 students in grades 9–12, and is the largest of five high schools in the Jackson County School Board. It is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
John Broward "Brad" Culpepper is an American former professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s. Culpepper was as an All-American when he played college football for the Florida Gators. Selected late in the tenth round of the 1992 NFL Draft, he became a consistent starter for the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Chicago Bears.
Donald Walter Jonas is a former American football player and coach. Jonas played in the American minor leagues (semi-pro) and the Canadian Football League. He was also the first head coach of the UCF Knights (1979–1981).
Dallas Leon Baker is a former American football wide receiver. Baker played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he has played professionally for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL) and the Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena Football League (AFL). As a member of the Steelers, he won Super Bowl XLIII against the Arizona Cardinals. He is previously the wide receivers coach at Marshall University.
Henry Christian Foldberg Sr. was an American college and professional football player who became a college football coach. Foldberg played college football for Texas A&M University and the United States Military Academy, and thereafter, he played professionally for Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Hornets of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC). He later served as the head football coach of Wichita State University and Texas A&M University.
Jeff Ladd Novak is a former American football offensive lineman who played professionally in the World League of American Football and the National Football League. Novak was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois and considers his city of upbringing to be Clear Lake City outside Houston, Texas. He went to Clear Lake High School and he graduated from Texas State University in 1990.
Jacob Wood Jr. is an American former professional baseball player who appeared in 608 games over seven seasons in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers (1961–1967) and Cincinnati Reds (1967), primarily as a second baseman. He threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 163 pounds (74 kg).
James Walter Kynes Jr. was an American college and professional football player, lawyer, political appointee, and corporate executive. Kynes served as Florida Attorney General.
Charles James Cherundolo, Jr. was an American football player and coach. He played center and linebacker for ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Cleveland Rams, Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania.
William Allan McRae Jr. was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and was a second team All-American football player for the University of Florida.
LaShawn Maurkice Pouncey is a former American football center who played 11 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida, where he was a member of a BCS National Championship team, recognized as a consensus All-American, and won the 2009 Rimington Trophy, awarded annually to the best college football center. He was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Pouncey was a nine-time Pro Bowler and named to five All-Pro teams, and was also named to the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team. He is the twin brother of former NFL center Mike Pouncey.
James Michael Pouncey is a former American football center who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Florida, was a member of a BCS National Championship team, and earned All-American honors. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, and played the final three seasons of his career with the Los Angeles Chargers. He is the twin brother of former NFL center Maurkice Pouncey.
Floyd Walter Konetsky was an American college and professional football player who was an end in the National Football League (NFL) and All-America Football Conference (AAFC) for three seasons during the 1940s. Konetsky played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the NFL's Cleveland Rams and AAFC's Baltimore Colts.
Rodney Darnell "Lucky" Whitehead Jr. is a professional gridiron football wide receiver for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played High School Football at Osbourn High School in Manassas, Virginia. He played college football at Florida Atlantic, and was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He has also been a member of the New York Jets and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The Nickel Boys is a 2019 novel by American novelist Colson Whitehead. It is based on the real story of the Dozier School, a reform school in Florida that operated for 111 years and had its history exposed by a university's investigation. It was named one of TIME's best books of the decade. It is the follow-up to Whitehead's 2016 novel The Underground Railroad, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.