Mason Rudolph is a class of 2013 Northwestern High School graduate who went on to play for the Cowboys at Oklahoma State University. Upon graduation, he landed a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers team as a quarterback in 2018.


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  1. What is your favorite ride at Carowinds?
    Carowinds is such a great place where I made a lot of great memories growing up. I enjoyed a lot of the roller coaster rides, but my favorite event was Scarowinds in the fall. Walking through their indoor mazes, and feeling the anticipation of being chased by one of their zombies was always a thrill. 
  2. What is your favorite restaurant in York County?
    My favorite restaurant in York County is The Pump House by the Catawba River! Jeff Conway, the part owner and fellow Oklahoma State graduate, has done an awesome job there since opening in 2016.
  3. What do you always order when you go there?
    Their pan seared filet is my absolute favorite. To start the meal, my family typically chooses their cornmeal fried oysters- which never disappoint.
  4. Do you have a favorite “guilty pleasure” place you stop at when you visit York County?
    My guilty pleasure, go-to spot has always been and will continue to be PW’s ice cream. They’re open late and always greet you with a smile!
  5. What’s your favorite outside activity in York County?
    I’m not home often, but when I am I’m usually dialing up guys like Cordarelle Patterson, Ben Watson, and Anthony Johnson to organize a throwing session. We have a unique history of talented players from this city that are always looking to get 1% better at their craft.
  6. What do you think of the Panthers coming to Rock Hill?
    Having the Carolina Panthers practice facility moved to Rock Hill will be tremendous for our city. Apart from the economic advantages, I believe this will connect the South Carolina fan base more deeply with their franchise and allow Rock Hill natives the chance to watch practice at training camp conveniently.
  7. What has changed most about York County since you lived here?
    So much has changed since I left for college just seven years ago. You’ve seen beautiful work completed in our downtown area, new restaurants pop up, and York County School District commit to athletic excellence through building the brand new Rock Hill Sports and Event Center.
  8. What would you like to see come to York County next?
    While there has been enormous growth in our City in just the past 5 years, I believe our leaders are always trying to improve and create new opportunities for our residents. An outdoor shopping center coupled with new restaurants is an idea I think worth pursuing.
  9. Who was your rival high school?
    I went to Northwestern, so our big rivalry was against Rock Hill High School. Go Trojans!
  10.  A trip back home to York County isn’t complete without…
    A trip back home to Rock Hill isn’t complete without a Peanut Butter concrete from PW’s Gourmet Ice Cream!


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