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|Born:||January 1, 1939|
|AFL draft:||1961 / Round: 16 / Pick: 127|
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Ruben Agnus "Bud" Whitehead (born January 1, 1939) is a former American football defensive back in the American Football League. A 16th-round selection (127th overall pick) of the 1961 AFL Draft, Whitehead played eight seasons with the San Diego Chargers (1961–1968). He had 10 interceptions his senior year of college football at Florida State.
Born and raised in Marianna, Florida, he played football for Marianna High School before attending Florida State. He was the second child of Clara Peacock and Alter Whitehead, with one older brother, Jim Whitehead, and four younger siblings, brothers Gary, Willie and Ronnie Whitehead and sister Denise Whitehead.
- Baker, J.; Corbett, B.M. (2012). The Most Memorable Games in Patriots History: The Oral History of a Legendary Team. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-60819-073-7. Retrieved August 12, 2018.