Travis Rudolph’s NFL draft experience came and went without much noise, so it’s unbeknownst to many that the former Florida State receiver watched it alongside an autistic boy he befriended in August.
Rudolph first met Bo Paske at the beginning of the school year, when the Seminoles went to Montford Middle School in Tallahassee, Fla., for a meet-and-greet. During lunch, Rudolph noticed Paske sitting alone, so he decided to sit across from him and strike up a conversation. A picture of the two eating lunch, which Paske’s mother shared on Facebook, quickly went viral.
Rudolph wasn’t selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, but at least there was plenty of company to keep him occupied.
Rudolph’s father was killed in a gunfire accident days before the draft.
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