EAGAN, Minn. – Kyle Rudolph will suit up for his 142nd game for the Vikings (including thee preseason, regular season and postseason) on Saturday when Minnesota hosts Arizona.
And after watching him on the field at U.S. Bank Stadium in the third preseason contest for both teams, fans can tune in to ESPN Sunday morning and learn more about who Kyle is behind the jersey.
The tight end has made a significant impact for the Vikings since being drafted out of Notre Dame in 2011. But off of the field, his incredible commitment to the community also is felt throughout the state of Minnesota.
As part of the popular E:60 series, ESPN's Chris Connelly will be highlighting Kyle's story that includes his high school and college football careers, time with the Vikings and “deep ties” to Minnesota.
The E:60 special, produced by Dave Lubbers, will feature Rudolph family home videos, as well as heartfelt interviews with Rudolph's parents; his wife, Jordan; and his brother, Casey, whose childhood battle with Neuroblastoma inspired Kyle and Jordan to make a longstanding commitment to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.
The feature also includes clips from the "Dear Kyle" video produced by Vikings Entertainment Network and provides an inside look at Kyle Rudolph's End Zone, an area of respite located inside the hospital.
Tune in to ESPN at 8 a.m. (CT) Sunday to view the program.