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Kyle Rudolph
TE #82
Height:
6-6
Weight:
259
Age:
25
College:
Notre Dame
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
13
YDS
146
AVG
11.2
TDS
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 122 1,201 9.8 41 16 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 MIN 5 4 13 146 11.2 23 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 @STL W 34-6 2 16 8 9 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 NE L 7-30 5 53 10.6 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @NO L 9-20 3 27 9 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 ATL W 41-28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @GB L 10-42 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 DET L 3-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @BUF L 16-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @TB W 19-13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 WAS W 29-26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @CHI L 13-21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 GB L 21-24 3 50 16.7 23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2011 (15/8), 2012 (16/16, 1/1), 2013 (8/8). Total- 36/29, 1/1.

  • • Became 5th Viking to earn Pro Bowl MVP honors and is only the 3rd Vikings TE selected to play in the all-star game. 
  • • The 1st TE drafted in the 2011 rookie class. 
  • • Highly-recruited basketball player in high school declined scholarship offers from ACC powers to pursue football. 

OFF THE FIELD 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...Joined teammates in community outreach activities as a rookie, planting trees as part of Planet Purple Week and visiting University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital when the Vikings were part of the Adopt-A-Room program.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2011 (15/8), 2012 (16/16, 1/1), 2013 (8/8). Total- 36/29, 1/1.

  • • Became 5th Viking to earn Pro Bowl MVP honors and is only the 3rd Vikings TE selected to play in the all-star game. 
  • • The 1st TE drafted in the 2011 rookie class. 
  • • Highly-recruited basketball player in high school declined scholarship offers from ACC powers to pursue football. 

OFF THE FIELD 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...Joined teammates in community outreach activities as a rookie, planting trees as part of Planet Purple Week and visiting University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital when the Vikings were part of the Adopt-A-Room program.

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

PRO Selected to Pro Bowl and named Pro Bowl MVP, an honor only won by 4 other Vikings- Fran Tarkenton, Ahmad Rashad, Randy Moss and Adrian Peterson...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, he is the 2nd-highest drafted TE in Vikings history behind Hal Bedsole (#19 overall) in 1964...Became the 3rd Notre Dame TE to be drafted in the top 2 rounds since 2006, joining Anthony Fasano by Dallas in 2006 and John Carlson by Seattle in 2008...Entered the NFL draft following his junior season at Notre Dame.

2013 Had promising season cut short by injury after 30 catches and 3 TDs in the opening 8 games...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)...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 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...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 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...His 90 career receptions are the 4th-most by a TE in ND history and his 1,032 career receiving yards are 4th-most...His pair of 8-catch games fell 1 reception short of the ND record for a TE of 9 receptions in a game...Is only the 4th Irish TE to break the 1,000-yard career yardage plateau...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 2nd-Team 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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