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Rudolph named to Pro Bowl team

Posted by: Chris Miller under Vikings, NFC, NFL post-season, Adrian Peterson, Chad Greenway, Jared Allen Updated: January 22, 2013 - 5:45 PM

Kyle Rudolph, the Vikings' second-year tight end, will be in the Pro Bowl.

Rudolph was named an injury replacement today because Tony Gonzalez of the Falcons pulled out because of an injury.

Rudolph is the 17th replacement player named to the NFC team.

Other Vikings in the Pro Bowl are Jared Allen, Jerome Felton, Chad Greenway, Adrian Peterson and Blair Walsh.

Rudolph had 53 receptions, nine touchdowns and 493 receiving yards this season.

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