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Ruldolph Phillips bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Rudolph (Rudy) Phillips

Playing Career

Ottawa Rough Riders
1981 - 1984

Edmonton Eskimos
1986, 1987

Calgary Stampeders

Awards and Honours

All-Eastern Offensive Guard
1982, 1983 (2)

All-Canadian Offensive Guard
1982, 1983, 1986 (3)

Leo Dandurand trophy
1982, 1983 (2)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
1982, 1983 (2)

All-Western Offensive Guard
1986 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1981, 1986, 1987 (3)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1987 (1)

Career Highlights

  • Played 90 games.

Rudolph (Rudy) Phillips played college football at North Texas State where he was a four year letterman and a three year starter at guard.
Phillips was signed by the Ottawa Rough Riders for the final six games of the season in 1981 including a Grey Cup loss to the Edmonton Eskimos.

Phillips' performance on the offensive line started to generate him recognition and awards. In 1982, 1983, and 1984 he was Ottawa's nominees for outstanding offensive lineman and was the winner of the award in 1982 and 1983.

In 1985, Phillips left Ottawa and pursued a career in the National Football League (NFL). Phillips returned to the Canada in 1986, this time with the Edmonton Eskimos. During the 1986 season, selected as a western all-star for the first time and named to the Canadian Football League (CFL) all-star team for the third time in his career.

What does it mean to be a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum?

"It is such a great honor to be recognized with such an elite group of great athletes, builders and coaches, in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. For many years to come, this accomplishment will be immortalized for future generations. Words are simply inadequate to express my gratitude. I'm humbled by this honor and appreciative of the opportunity to have played in this great league."--Ruldolph Phillips

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009 as a player.

Class of 2009

AG AnselmoAlondra JohnsonJim MillsRudolph PhillipsGlen Weir

Football Reporters of Canada

Paul McLean

Phillips, Ruldolph (Rudy)
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