Former FSU and Giants receiver Travis Rudolph arrested on murder charges

Chris Cwik
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Former Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph was arrested on murder charges Wednesday, according to WCTV in Tallahassee. 

Rudolph, 25, was arrested for first-degree murder with a firearm and attempted first-degree murder with a firearm after allegedly being involved in a double shooting in West Palm Beach. 

One man was killed in the shooting. Another was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries. 

Rudolph is being held without bond. He's set to appear in court April 8. 

Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph turns upfield after a reception.
Travis Rudolph starred with FSU and spent one season with the New York Giants. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Travis Rudolph excelled at FSU and played for Giants

Rudolph spent one season in the NFL, but is mostly known for his time at FSU. Rudolph played three seasons at the school. He put up strong numbers in his final two years, catching 115 balls for 1,756 yards over that period. He also added 14 touchdowns.

Before joining the NFL, Rudolph was known for a viral picture in which he befriended and ate lunch with a middle school student with autism.

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Rudolph's FSU performance wasn't enough to get him drafted, but he played one season with the Giants in 2017. Rudolph caught eight passes for 101 yards during his rookie season. After being cut by the Giants in 2018, Rudolph briefly hooked on with the Miami Dolphins. He failed to make it off the team's practice squad and was released in 2019. 

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