A native of Birmingham, Jack Rutledge is known around the Alabama family as “The Governor,” a nickname he acquired because of his resemblance to John Patterson, who served as the state’s chief executive from 1959-63. Rutledge was a three-year letterman on the line, including the 1961 national championship season. After several years as a high school coach, he returned to the Captone in 1966 and became one of Paul “Bear” Bryant’s most trusted aides, working as both an offensive assistant and director of Bryant Hall, the athletic dormitory.
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