"A unanimous All-Big Eight selection in 1974, Ruud also earned Associated Press All-American honorable mention. He led the Cornhuskers with 104 tackles last fall while adding three fumble recoveries and two pass interceptions. Ruud was an All-Academic Big Eight choice in both 1973 and 1974 and finished his career with 209 tackles. He played in the Senior Bowl last winter.
Tom is a business major interested in banking and public relations. He lists music, hunting, fishing and skiing as his hobbies. Tom has five sisters and a brother."
-Buffalo Bills 1974 Yearbook