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Kyle Rudolph
TE #82
Height:
6-6
Weight:
265
Age:
26
College:
Notre Dame
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2016):

REC
14
YDS
166
AVG
11.9
TDS
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 196 1,947 9.9 47 24 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2016 MIN 3 3 14 166 11.9 21 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 MIN 16 16 49 495 10.1 47T 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 MIN 9 8 24 231 9.6 23 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2013 MIN 8 8 30 313 10.4 31T 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIN 16 16 53 493 9.3 29 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIN 15 8 26 249 9.6 41 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @TEN W 25-16 4 65 16.3 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 GB W 17-14 3 31 10.3 19 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @CAR W 22-10 7 70 10 18 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS       Career GP/GS      Playoffs GP/GS

    16/16                    64/56                     2/2

• Became 5th Viking to earn Pro Bowl MVP honors and is only the 4th Vikings TE selected to play in the all-star game. 

• The 1st TE selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, #43 overall selection, the 2nd-highest drafted TE in Vikings history behind Hal Bedsole (#19) in 1964. 

• Highly-recruited basketball player in high school declined scholarship offers from ACC powers to pursue football. 

OFF THE FIELD Married Jordan during 2016 offseason, and the couple is expecting twins in October...Working with University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital to develop Kyle Rudolph’s End Zone, a play area of children receiving treatment and their families...Majored in management-consulting at Notre Dame and is 2 semesters shy of earning his degree...Member of National Honor Society at Cincinnati’s Elder High...Active with the Vikings Fuel Up To Play 60 initiative with the Vikings and Midwest Dairy Association, a program that works with local schools to raise awareness about proper diet and physical fitness...Has worked closely with the Minnesota Muscular Dystrophy Association “Muscle Team.”

HONORS Selected for 2012 Pro Bowl...Named 2012 Pro Bowl MVP...Earned All-Rookie honors from Pro Football Weekly and National Football Post.

PRO Selected to 2012 Pro Bowl and named Pro Bowl MVP, an honor only won by 4 other Vikings- Fran Tarkenton, Ahmad Rashad, Randy Moss and Adrian Peterson...Ranks 3rd for most career TDs by a TE (22) in club histoy...Has caught a TD from 4 different Viking starting QBs since 2011 (Christian Ponder, Joe Webb, Matt Cassel and Teddy Bridgewater)...In 2012, scored 9 TDs, the 2nd most in a season by a Vikings TE and tied for the 2nd-most by an NFL TE in 2012...Tied Vikings record for TDs in a game by a TE with 2 vs. San Francisco (9/23/12)...Scored all 3 of his TDs in the final 7 games of his rookie year...Was the 1st TE selected in the 2011 NFL Draft...Selected #43 overall, the 2nd-highest drafted TE in Vikings history behind Hal Bedsole (#19 overall) in 1964.

2015 Played in every game, including Wild Card Playoff, starting every contest...Helped team win NFC North title for 1st time in his career...Earned 2nd career playoff berth...Cleared way for Adrian Peterson to lead the NFL in rushing with 1,485 yards on the ground...Had career-high 495 yards receiving and had 2nd-best totals of his career in receptions (49) and TDs (5)...Set single-game career high with 106 yards receiving vs. Green Bay (11/22), including a career-long 47-yard TD...Caught season-high 7 passes in win at Atlanta (11/29).

2014 Opened the season with a 7-yard TD reception from Matt Cassel in win at St. Louis (9/7)...Hampered by sports hernia and ankle injuries that would hold him out 7 weeks during the season...Had season-high 7 receptions and 69 receiving yards at Detroit (12/14)...2nd TD of the season came vs. Carolina (11/30) on the opening drive on a 4-yard TD toss from Teddy Bridgewater...Appeared in 9 games, making 8 starts.

2013 Had promising season cut short by injury after 30 catches and 3 TDs in the opening 8 games of the season...Placed on injured reserve on 12/9...Inactive for 5 games after foot injury suffered at Dallas...Caught 31-yard TD at Dallas (11/3), his longest play of the season, and injured foot on play...Hauled in 1st TD of the season on 20-yarder from Ponder at Chicago (9/15)...Started season opener at Detroit (9/8) and caught 2 passes...Hauled in career-best 9 catches for career-best 97 yards and a 23-yard TD vs. Carolina (10/13)...Led team with 4 catches for 51 yards vs. Green Bay (10/27).

2012 Tabbed as Pro Bowl MVP after a 5-reception, 122-yard 1-TD effort in the all-star game...Late addition to Pro Bowl roster for NFC...Had breakout season with 9 TDs, the 2nd-most by a Vikings TE in a season in team history...His 9 TD catches were tied for 2nd-most by a TE in the NFL in 2012...Had career-best 2 TD catches vs. San Francisco (9/23), matching the Vikings single-game best by a TE...Caught a TD pass and 2-point conversion pass at Washington (10/14)...Hauled in 6-yard TD pass with :31 remaining in game at Indianapolis (9/16) to tie game 20-20 after being down 20-6 entering the 4th quarter of game that Colts won on late FG 23-20...Pulled in career-high 7 catches vs. Detroit (11/11) and had a then career-best 67 yards vs. Jacksonville (9/9) in the season opener.

2011 Earned All-Rookie honors from Pro Football Weekly and National Football Post...Assumed larger role in offense as season progressed, catching all 3 of his TDs in the final 7 games of the season...Started 8 games and played in 15...Snared season-long 41-yard pass at Kansas City (10/2)...Had season-high 3 catches in 5 games...Scored 1st career TD on 1-yard pass from fellow rookie Christian Ponder vs. Oakland (11/20)...Hauled in TDs vs. Denver (12/4) and at Washington (12/24).

COLLEGE Ended 3-season Notre Dame career ranked among the all-time leading TEs in school history...Set ND record for receiving yards in a game by a TE vs. Michigan in 2010 with 164 yards...Ranks 2nd for receptions in a game by an Irish TE with 8 catches vs. Michigan and at Michigan State in consecutive games in 2010...Hauled in the 2nd-longest pass play in Notre Dame history with a 95-yard TD vs. Michigan in 2010...Was just shy of the school-record 96-yard pass play...Had promising junior season derailed by hamstring injury that ended his season after 6 games..Became the 1st Irish true freshman TE to start a season opener in 2008.

PREP Productive in 2 sports at Cincinnati’s Elder High...Selected to play in US Army All-America game...Earned 1st Team All-America honors by USA Today as a senior TE...Named All-State by AP...Named conference basketball player of the year 3 times as a prep...Ended high school career as the 2nd-leading scorer in Elder High history and the 2nd player to break the 1,000-point mark.

2015 GP/GS       Career GP/GS      Playoffs GP/GS

    16/16                    64/56                     2/2

• Became 5th Viking to earn Pro Bowl MVP honors and is only the 4th Vikings TE selected to play in the all-star game. 

• The 1st TE selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, #43 overall selection, the 2nd-highest drafted TE in Vikings history behind Hal Bedsole (#19) in 1964. 

• Highly-recruited basketball player in high school declined scholarship offers from ACC powers to pursue football. 

OFF THE FIELD Married Jordan during 2016 offseason, and the couple is expecting twins in October...Working with University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital to develop Kyle Rudolph’s End Zone, a play area of children receiving treatment and their families...Majored in management-consulting at Notre Dame and is 2 semesters shy of earning his degree...Member of National Honor Society at Cincinnati’s Elder High...Active with the Vikings Fuel Up To Play 60 initiative with the Vikings and Midwest Dairy Association, a program that works with local schools to raise awareness about proper diet and physical fitness...Has worked closely with the Minnesota Muscular Dystrophy Association “Muscle Team.”

HONORS Selected for 2012 Pro Bowl...Named 2012 Pro Bowl MVP...Earned All-Rookie honors from Pro Football Weekly and National Football Post.

PRO Selected to 2012 Pro Bowl and named Pro Bowl MVP, an honor only won by 4 other Vikings- Fran Tarkenton, Ahmad Rashad, Randy Moss and Adrian Peterson...Ranks 3rd for most career TDs by a TE (22) in club histoy...Has caught a TD from 4 different Viking starting QBs since 2011 (Christian Ponder, Joe Webb, Matt Cassel and Teddy Bridgewater)...In 2012, scored 9 TDs, the 2nd most in a season by a Vikings TE and tied for the 2nd-most by an NFL TE in 2012...Tied Vikings record for TDs in a game by a TE with 2 vs. San Francisco (9/23/12)...Scored all 3 of his TDs in the final 7 games of his rookie year...Was the 1st TE selected in the 2011 NFL Draft...Selected #43 overall, the 2nd-highest drafted TE in Vikings history behind Hal Bedsole (#19 overall) in 1964.

2015 Played in every game, including Wild Card Playoff, starting every contest...Helped team win NFC North title for 1st time in his career...Earned 2nd career playoff berth...Cleared way for Adrian Peterson to lead the NFL in rushing with 1,485 yards on the ground...Had career-high 495 yards receiving and had 2nd-best totals of his career in receptions (49) and TDs (5)...Set single-game career high with 106 yards receiving vs. Green Bay (11/22), including a career-long 47-yard TD...Caught season-high 7 passes in win at Atlanta (11/29).

2014 Opened the season with a 7-yard TD reception from Matt Cassel in win at St. Louis (9/7)...Hampered by sports hernia and ankle injuries that would hold him out 7 weeks during the season...Had season-high 7 receptions and 69 receiving yards at Detroit (12/14)...2nd TD of the season came vs. Carolina (11/30) on the opening drive on a 4-yard TD toss from Teddy Bridgewater...Appeared in 9 games, making 8 starts.

2013 Had promising season cut short by injury after 30 catches and 3 TDs in the opening 8 games of the season...Placed on injured reserve on 12/9...Inactive for 5 games after foot injury suffered at Dallas...Caught 31-yard TD at Dallas (11/3), his longest play of the season, and injured foot on play...Hauled in 1st TD of the season on 20-yarder from Ponder at Chicago (9/15)...Started season opener at Detroit (9/8) and caught 2 passes...Hauled in career-best 9 catches for career-best 97 yards and a 23-yard TD vs. Carolina (10/13)...Led team with 4 catches for 51 yards vs. Green Bay (10/27).

2012 Tabbed as Pro Bowl MVP after a 5-reception, 122-yard 1-TD effort in the all-star game...Late addition to Pro Bowl roster for NFC...Had breakout season with 9 TDs, the 2nd-most by a Vikings TE in a season in team history...His 9 TD catches were tied for 2nd-most by a TE in the NFL in 2012...Had career-best 2 TD catches vs. San Francisco (9/23), matching the Vikings single-game best by a TE...Caught a TD pass and 2-point conversion pass at Washington (10/14)...Hauled in 6-yard TD pass with :31 remaining in game at Indianapolis (9/16) to tie game 20-20 after being down 20-6 entering the 4th quarter of game that Colts won on late FG 23-20...Pulled in career-high 7 catches vs. Detroit (11/11) and had a then career-best 67 yards vs. Jacksonville (9/9) in the season opener.

2011 Earned All-Rookie honors from Pro Football Weekly and National Football Post...Assumed larger role in offense as season progressed, catching all 3 of his TDs in the final 7 games of the season...Started 8 games and played in 15...Snared season-long 41-yard pass at Kansas City (10/2)...Had season-high 3 catches in 5 games...Scored 1st career TD on 1-yard pass from fellow rookie Christian Ponder vs. Oakland (11/20)...Hauled in TDs vs. Denver (12/4) and at Washington (12/24).

COLLEGE Ended 3-season Notre Dame career ranked among the all-time leading TEs in school history...Set ND record for receiving yards in a game by a TE vs. Michigan in 2010 with 164 yards...Ranks 2nd for receptions in a game by an Irish TE with 8 catches vs. Michigan and at Michigan State in consecutive games in 2010...Hauled in the 2nd-longest pass play in Notre Dame history with a 95-yard TD vs. Michigan in 2010...Was just shy of the school-record 96-yard pass play...Had promising junior season derailed by hamstring injury that ended his season after 6 games..Became the 1st Irish true freshman TE to start a season opener in 2008.

PREP Productive in 2 sports at Cincinnati’s Elder High...Selected to play in US Army All-America game...Earned 1st Team All-America honors by USA Today as a senior TE...Named All-State by AP...Named conference basketball player of the year 3 times as a prep...Ended high school career as the 2nd-leading scorer in Elder High history and the 2nd player to break the 1,000-point mark.

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