Rudolph had a standout sophomore seasonFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- NFL teams know they have to stop Adrian Peterson when they face the Vikings, but there's another name to add to the to-do list, Kyle Rudolph.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- NFL teams know they have to stop Adrian Peterson when they face the Vikings, but there's another name to add to the to-do list, Kyle Rudolph.
Rudolph had a standout sophomore season, capping it off with Pro BowlMVP honors. He enters his third season in the NFL no longer with the luxury
that he'll sneak up on teams.
Rudolph quickly became Christian Ponder's go to guy in the passing game racking up 9 touchdowns last season and with that production he's been tabbed by his head coach as one of the leaders on this young team.
Kyle Rudolph- Vikings Tight End: "It means a lot to me that the head coach thinks that and expects that of me; what I expect of myself and to know others expect that of you as well it helps you when you're on the field and pushed into that leadership role, you can't be a leader if no one is following you, the biggest thing for me is always a guy that leads by example, not a vocal guy, always do the right thing on the practice field off the practice field."
The Vikes record for touchdowns by a tight end is 11.