Monday, May 25, 2015

Tight end Rudolph out for season

Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph, a surefire first-round draft pick, will miss the rest of the season with a serious hamstring injury that will require surgery. Rudolph was hurt during Saturday’s 23-17 win over Pitt.

Tight end Rudolph out for season

Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph, a surefire first-round draft pick, will miss the rest of the season with a serious hamstring injury that will require surgery. Rudolph was hurt during Saturday’s 23-17 win over Pitt.

 Rudolph, who joined the pantheon of great tights ends like Dave Casper, Ken MacAfee and Mark Bavaro, had 28 catches for 328 yards and three touchdowns this season, including a 95-yarder against Michigan. In his first two seasons, the 6-foot-6, 265-pound Rudolph had 62 catches for 704 yards and five TDs.

Former Camden Catholic star Mike Ragone’s playing time will increase significantly now.

The 3-3 Irish host Western Michigan Saturday.

Inquirer Staff Writer
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John Quinn, 57, is sports editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer and is a third generation member of the Subway Alumni.

His grandfather used to listen to the radio and yell out to his son playing on the hardscrabble streets of Corona, Queens: “Bill Shakespeare just threw another touchdown pass!”
His father used to listen to the transistor radio and yell out to his son playing for Stony Brook on Long Island: “Joe Montana just threw another touchdown pass!”
He listens to the radio and yells out to his son watching Phineas and Ferb on a 46-inch HDTV: “Dayne Crist just threw another touchdown pass!” Meanwhile, Jack, 9, will not be a fourth generation member of the Subway Alumni. Reach John at jquinn@phillynews.com.

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