Kyle Rudolph

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tight End #82
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tight End #82
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Personal

Age 33
Birthdate November 9, 1989
Height 6'6"
Weight 258 lb

Draft

College Notre Dame
Year 2011
Pick Round: 2, Overall: 43
Team MIN

Fantasy Value

Kyle Rudolph's fantasy value is measured by the players he could be traded for. Our trade analzyer estimates his value at 0 points.

Kyle Rudolph is projected for 0.2 fantasy points in PPR scoring this week as he faces the New York Jets.

Week 13 Projections
Catches Yards Touchdowns
0.0705416 0.72398 0.00742543

You can see where those projections compare to other TEs in our Tight End Rankings.

Player News RotoWire

Kyle Rudolph: Healthy scratch Sunday

Rudolph (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Browns.

Analysis: Rudolph is a healthy scratch once again and has yet to claim a clear role with the Buccaneers. The veteran remains behind Cameron Brate, Cade Otton and Ko Kieft on the team's positional depth chart, and will likely only dress on game day if one of them suffers an injury.

Nov. 27, 2022 8:52 AM EST

Player Stats

YEAR TM GM Receiving Rushing
REC TGT % YDS TD YPC ATT YDS YPC TD FUM
2011 MIN 16 26 39 66.7 249 3 9.6 0 0 0 0 0
2012 MIN 16 53 94 56.4 493 9 9.3 0 0 0 0 0
2013 MIN 13 30 46 65.2 313 3 10.4 0 0 0 0 0
2014 MIN 16 24 34 70.6 231 2 9.6 0 0 0 0 0
2015 MIN 16 49 73 67.1 495 5 10.1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 MIN 16 83 132 62.9 840 7 10.1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 MIN 16 57 81 70.4 532 8 9.3 0 0 0 0 0
2018 MIN 16 64 81 79.0 634 4 9.9 0 0 0 0 0
2019 MIN 16 39 48 81.2 367 6 9.4 0 0 0 0 0
2020 MIN 15 28 37 75.7 334 1 11.9 0 0 0 0 1

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Kyle Rudolph Biography

Childhood and Highschool

Kyle Rudolph was born on 11/9/1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Elder High School in his hometown. At 6'6" and 229 Rudolph was an imposing figure in high school. He grabbed the attention of many of the top scouts and was rated as the the 105th player nationwide on the ESPN top 150 list. In his Senior year, he was selected to play in the US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. 

College

Rudolph chose to attend Notre Dame for college and was quickly one of the best tight ends in the NCAA. Rudolph provided plenty of highlights throughout college. In his freshman year, he played 13 games and caught 29 passes for 340 yards and 2 touchdowns. His sophmore season he only played 10 games, but he had more yards, 364. In 2010, his last year at Notre Dame, he played 6 games and caught 28 passes for 328 yards. While at Notre Dame, he accumulated 1032 yards and 8 touchdowns. 

NFL Draft

Kyle Rudolph sat out most of the 2010 season due to a hamstring injury. As a result, he wasn't able to participate in the combine and doesn't have an official 40 time or vertical. Rudolph was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was the 43rd pick overall. 

2011 NFL Season

In his rookie season with the Vikings, Rudolph played in 15 games, but started only 8. He had 249 yards and 3 touchdowns. While he didn't make the Pro Bowl, he was a valuable part of the Vikings' offense. His rookie contract was for 4 years and a salary of $3.9 million. 

2012 NFL Season

In 2012, Rudolph started in all 16 games. He improved on his first season and had 53 receptions, 493 yards, and 9 touchdowns. 

2013 NFL Season

In 2013, Rudolph fractured a bone in his foot and wasn't able to play most of the season. Despite this, he still had 30 catches, 313 yards, and 3 touchdowns. In 2013, Rudolph was selected for the Pro Bowl for the first time. He took advantage of the opportunity and was named the 2013 Pro Bowl MVP. 

2014 NFL Season

2014 wouldn't be much different than 2013 for Rudolph. He played 9 games, had 24 catches for 231 yards and 2 touchdowns. 

2015 NFL Season

Rudolph returned to health in 2015. He participated in 16 games and hauled in 49 receptions for 495 yards and 5 touchdowns. 

2016 NFL Season

The most recent NFL season was another success story for Rudolph. He played in all 16 games, and while his team failed to make the playoffs, he almost doubled his catches with 83. He went for 840 yards and 7 touchdowns. Rudolph was one of quarterback Sam Bradford's key targets and was regarded as one of the top tight ends in the NFL and on fantasy football teams. 

Personal Life

While Kyle Rudolph may not be the most outgoing person in the world, he's a leader on and off the field. His twitter account is @kylerudolph82. He can be found on instragram at kylerudolph82. Rudolph is married and has twin girls.