During his long and exciting career as one of the nation’s premiere sports newscasters, Rudy has crossed paths with some of the greatest names in sports history such as Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Jack Nicklaus, Wayne Gretzky, Wilma Rudolph, and Darrell Waltrip.
A testament to his success can be seen in the fact that he has won four regional Emmys for outstanding broadcasting and commentary, and he has also won a national Iris award for a locally produced documentary.
In 2005 he was honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with the prestigious Silver Circle Award presented for outstanding achievement in the field of broadcasting over 25 years. Rudy has also garnered 15 Associated Press awards for the outstanding sportscast in the state of Tennessee and he has been voted the best sportscaster in Nashville over 25 times by various publications. He is a member of the Metro High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame and a member of the Nashville Speedway Hall of Fame