SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame junior tight end Kyle Rudolph says he will give up his final season of college eligibility and make himself available for the NFL draft.
The 6-6, 265-pound player leaves Notre Dame with No. 4 among Notre Dame tight ends in career receptions (90) and receiving yards (1,032).
Rudolph, who has eight career touchdowns, started 28 of the 29 career games he played at Notre Dame. He ranks in the top 10 in single-season receptions by a tight end in school history, catching 29 passes as a freshman, 33 as a sophomore and 28 in 2010 despite missing the last seven games with a hamstring injury.
He had a career-best 164 receiving yards on eight receptions against Michigan this past season.
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