Rudolph earns Pro Bowl MVP honors


January 27, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; NFC tight end Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings (82) picks up the MVP trophy after the 2013 Pro Bowl against the AFC at Aloha Stadium. The NFC defeated the AFC 62-35. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was named Pro Bowl MVP in the NFC’s 62-35 win over the AFC Sunday.

Rudolph, targeted frequently by NFC quarterbacks Drew Brees and Eli Manning, caught five passes for 122 yards and a touchdown.

The longest play came when Rudolph beat Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali for a 52-yard bomb from Manning.

Rudolph was named as a Pro Bowl replacement last week, taking Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez’s spot on the NFC roster.

A few of Rudolph’s Vikings teammates had big days as well. Fullback Jerome Felton rushed for a 3-yard touchdown, linebacker Chad Greenway had a recovered fumble and kicker Blair Walsh hit field goals from 48 and 26 yards and eight extra points.