Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/12/12
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The oversized oven mitts in Kyle Rudolph's locker offer the hilarious, continuing reminder of what the second-year tight end has become known for during his time with the Minnesota Vikings.Rudolph's big, strong hands have gained notoriety in his short tenure in Minnesota. The large white gloves that he wears for practice and games have been likened to the Hamburger Helper oven mitt made famous in commercials, which is how those oven mitts made it to Rudolph's locker. After a report in a Twin Cities newspaper, General Mills, a local company, sent Rudolph a gift box filled with the two mitts and a few boxes of the easy-to-make meal.Rudolph is using those hands described by quarterback and good friend Christian Ponder as "freakish" and his size (6-foot-6 and 258 pounds) this season to feast on opposing defenses. Using his hands and size to his advantage, Rudolph has hauled in two big touchdown catches this season while blanketed by defenders, proving even when he...
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