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Kyle Rudolph
Kyle Rudolph
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Kyle Rudolph

TE

Date of birth
Nov 09, 1989
College
Notre Dame
Height
6-6
Weight
259 Lbs

Bio

Kyle Rudolph is a tight end for the Minnesota Vikings. He was projected as one of the best rookies in the NFL in 2011 by the National Football Post and is a former Pro Bowler.

Early Life

Rudolph was born on November 9, 1989 in Cincinnati Ohio. As a senior at Elder High School he was a USA Today All-American. Rivals.com rated him the 20th overall player and the best tight end in his recruiting class. He accepted a scholarship to play for Notre Dame.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Rudolph was the first tight end in Notre Dame’s school history to start every game as a true freshman. He exhibited great hands as a receiving tight end throughout his collegiate career. Despite having much potential and talent, he had issues remaining healthy following his freshman season that was so promising. In his sophomore year, he missed playing time with a shoulder injury and in his junior year a hamstring injury limited his time on the field. At the end of his junior season, he decided to declare for the 2011 NFL Draft.

Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings drafted Rudolph in the second round of the 2011 draft with high hopes of adding more offense to QB Christian Ponder’s arsenal. In 2012, Rudolph became a viable threat in the end zone catching nine touchdowns as a starting tight end. He also earned Pro Bowl honors and was named Pro Bowl MVP. He was unable to replicate his Pro Bowl season after missing half of the 2013 season with a fractured bone in his foot. 

Statistics

Stats REC TAR YDS Y/R TD LONG 20+ 40+ FUM RZ TAR 1DN YDS/G
2013 Regular Season 30 46 313 10.4 3 31 5 0 0 4 12 39.13

Game Log

Date Opponent Result REC TAR YDS Y/R LONG RZ TAR TD ATT YDS Y/A RZ ATT TD
12-28-2014 @ Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 13-9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-21-2014 @ Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 37-35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 16-14 7 7 69 9.9 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-7-2014 @ New York Jets New York Jets 30-24 OT 2 2 9 4.5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-30-2014 @ Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 31-13 2 3 7 3.5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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