Rufus Deal
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Rufus Deal in 1992.
No. 53
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:(1917-12-07)December 7, 1917
Moundville, Alabama
Died:March 14, 2005(2005-03-14) (aged 87)
Northport, Alabama
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Tuscaloosa (AL) Co.
NFL Draft:1942 / Round: 3 / Pick: 21
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:6
Rushing yards:12
Player stats at · PFR

Rufus Copeland Deal (December 7, 1917 – March 14, 2005) was an American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the former Washington Redskins (now the Washington Commanders). He played college football at Auburn University and was drafted in the third round of the 1942 NFL Draft.

An Alabama native, Copeland attended high school in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.[1]


  1. ^ "Obituary: Rufus Copeland Deal". Tuscaloosa News. March 16, 2005.