Father of college football star accidentally shot, killed at strip club

Posted at 11:18 AM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 14:20:19-04

The father of former Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph was killed when authorities say a gun accidentally went off at a Florida strip club.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Monday that 55-year-old Darryl Rudolph was in a storage room fixing items at Sugar D's Adult Club in West Palm Beach when another worker moved a gun off a shelf in an adjacent room and it fired. The bullet struck Rudolph in the back of the neck on Friday.

The 6-foot-1, 189-pound Rudolph caught 56 passes for 840 yards and seven touchdowns during his junior season in 2016. He led Florida State in receiving each of his last two seasons and is forgoing his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the NFL Draft this week. projects him to be a fifth- or sixth-round pick.

Rudolph made headlines last year when he ate lunch with an autistic middle school student who was sitting alone. A photo of the pair was shared online and the story went viral.