While at Baldwin Wallace University: Rudy Ackerman played four years of football at Baldwin Wallace University and earned three varsity letters. He was a two-year starter at offensive guard.
While at Brookside High School: While at Brookside High School, Rudy played four seasons of football and earned two varsity letters. As a senior, he was an All-Lorain County selection and received the Frank Wojack Award. As a junior, Rudy received the "Coaches Award". In addition as a senior, he placed fifth in the state powerlifting championships. In the classroom, Rudy was a member of the National Honor Society and High Honor Roll.
Family Affair: Rudy's younger brother, Luke, was a freshman wide receiver for the Yellow Jackets in 2011. He also plays baseball.