Board of Directors
Tight End, Entering 12th NFL Season
Kyle Rudolph was born November 9, 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rudolph resides in Long Lake, Minnesota, with his wife Jordan, twin girls Finley and Andersyn, and sons Henry and Crosby (Twitter, Instagram & Facebook | @kylerudolph)
Rudolph starred in football at Elder High School in Cincinnati. As a senior in 2008, he was named first- team All-American by USA Today. He was placed on the Scout.com All-America first team and was the Maxwell Award winner as the Nation’s Top HS Tight End. At 6’6″, Rudolph was also a decorated basketball player. He was the conference player of the year three times and All-Ohio in 2007 and 2008.
Rudolph spent three years at the University of Notre Dame where he was one of the most prolific tight ends in school history. Rudolph is still — to this day — the only TE in school history to be named an opening day starter as a true Freshman.
Most recently completing his 11th NFL season with the New York Giants, Rudolph was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round (43rd overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. He spent 10 years with the Minnesota Vikings and was often recognized for his game winning performance on the field. He has been named to the NFL Pro Bowl twice, selected as game MVP, and off-the-field was nominated in 2013 for the first, of three seasons, as NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year.
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of GENYOUth, Rudolph is heavily involved with several charities including University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital where he built “Kyle Rudolph’s End Zone”, a space for patients and siblings to escape, enjoy and be kids. Rudolph is also involved with Starkey Hearing and on the Board of Directors for Hannah & Friends (Started by Coach Charlie Weis), Rudolph also works closely with the 3M Open Fund which uses the 3M Open proceeds to impact organizations around the Twin Cities community.