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De'Anthony Thomas

Tyreke Rudolph leads Mervo on the ground

Tyreke Rudolph leads Mervo on the ground

Mervo senior Tyreke Rudolph has been a big part of the Mustangs' quick start on the gridiron this fall.

The 5-foot-9, 165-pound tailback has run for 316 yards on 28 carries and scored four touchdowns to lead the Mustangs to wins over Patterson (27-0) and Dunbar (14-8). He also has nine tackles at cornerback.

A three-sport standout, Rudolph has won two Baltimore City wrestling championships at 152 pounds and was a Class 4A-3A North region finalist last season. He is also city champ in the 300-meter hurdles and finished second in the regional meet.

How did you get started playing football?

I started when I was 5, watching my older brother and my...