Pro-Bowl Tight End Kyle Rudolph retires after 12 year NFL career

Kyle Rudolph is retiring after a 12-year NFL career.

Speaking with NFL reporter Jordan Schultz, Rudolph said he will retire as a member of the Minnesota Vikings and will be recognized by the team prior to their Week 3 contest against the Los Angeles Chargers.

In his career Rudloph caught 482 passes for 4,773 yards and 50 touchdowns in 165 career NFL games (145 starts). The majority of those stats were accumulated as a member of the Vikings for whom he made the Pro Bowl in 2012 and 2017.

Rudloph is planning a move to the broadcasting booth working as a Big Ten analyst for Peacock and a Fox Sports night show co-host.

“I played for so long and earned a veteran status,” Rudolph told NBC Sports. “Now I’m a rookie getting as many reps as I can in the media world. This offseason is about, ‘Where do I fit in?’ The NBC job doing games on Peacock is cool. And talking about the storylines of the day in the NFL on Sunday nights will be cool, too.”

After leaving the Vikings Rudloph played with the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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