Kyle Rudolph

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Sunday, July 11, 2021 - 09:54
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A 10-year NFL veteran and two-time Pro Bowler, Kyle Rudolph had several successful seasons at tight end for the Minnesota Vikings before recently signing with the New York Giants. Rudolph ranks first among tight ends in Vikings history with 48 touchdown catches, and is second among tight ends with 453 receptions for 4,448 yards. Rudolph was a team captain for several years and is revered as a leader in the locker room and the community as a three-time Vikings Community Man of the Year honoree. Selected 43rd overall in the 2011 NFL Draft out of the University of Notre Dame, Rudolph had a breakout season in 2012 as he was targeted 93 times and hauled in 53 receptions averaging 9.3 yards per reception. He finished the year with 493 receiving yards and a career-high nine touchdowns. Rudolph was selected to his first Pro Bowl that year and was named MVP of the game. Rudolph has started 132 of 140 games, including every game from 2015 through 2019, and was instrumental in 2017 in helping the Vikings to a 13-3 record atop the NFC North, and the NFC Championship game.