On Tuesday, the Vikings' second-year tight end was named to his first Pro Bowl. Rudolph will be making the trip because Atlanta Falcons' tight end Tony Gonzalez has withdrawn from the game due to injury.
Rudolph had career highs in receptions (53) and receiving yardage (493), and was second in the National Football League among tight ends with nine touchdown catches. Those nine touchdown catches also represent the second-highest total for a Vikings' tight end in a season, behind the 11 that Visanthe Shiancoe had in 2009.
Congratulations to Kyle Rudolph and the rest of the Vikings' Pro Bowl contingent on their accomplishments this season.