Vikings’ Rudolph selected to Pro Bowl

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Updated: January 22, 2013

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph
has been selected to his first Pro Bowl, replacing the injured Tony Gonzalez
of the Atlanta Falcons.

In his second year out of Notre Dame, Rudolph recorded a team-leading nine
touchdown catches on 53 receptions, totaling 493 yards receiving. He started
all 16 games in 2012 and becomes the first Vikings tight end since Byron
Chamberlain in 2001 to make the Pro Bowl.

Rudolph will join teammates Jared Allen, Adrian Peterson, Jerome Felton, Chad
Greenway and Blair Walsh on the NFC roster.