Mason Rudolph missed a couple of days of summer work with his Oklahoma State teammates last week. The veteran Pokes quarterback doesn't like to miss time with his team.
This is the same quarterback that at Rock Hill Northwest High School in South Carolina decided not to do the many camps and combines including The Nike Opening to instead spend the summer throwing all the time to his receivers to work toward a state championship which the Trojans eventually won.
Last week Rudolph was doing his second tour as a counselor for the Manning Passing Academy. It affords him time to spend with Archie, Peyton, and Eli Manning and get a serious course in being a quarterback, on and off the field.
Last year, Rudolph was a finalist in the Saturday night competition between the college quarterbacks as he just lost to Big 12 rival and Baylor quarterback Seth Russell. This year Southern Miss quarterback Nick Mullens and Michigan quarterback and Houston transfer John O'Korn were even through five extra periods of competition so they called it a tie.
Rudolph wasn't upset about not winning the competition, although I know he loves to compete and will look forward to doing it again next summer. He does get a lot out of the experience between picking the minds of Peyton and Eli Manning to the message from Archie and the experience of being around so many of his fellow quarterbacks at the college level.
Rudolph shared some of his thoughts on the Manning Passing Academy.