Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 4/10/13
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. At 6-foot-6 and 258 pounds, the Minnesota Vikings' Kyle Rudolph has the size and skills to make him a natural at tight end. As it turns out, his athletic skill isn't just a fit for football. Rudolph can swing a bat a little bit, too -- a cricket bat. Rudolph, along with teammates John Sullivan and Harrison Smith, traveled to the United Kingdom last week to promote the Vikings' Sept. 29 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London's historic Wembley Stadium. Touring the region, the Vikings players met up with the Yorkshire Vikings, one of the most historic cricket teams in the United Kingdom. Rudolph and Smith quickly showed off their athleticism by trying their hand at the tradition-rich sport. "Obviously, it's a totally different dynamic," said Danny Reuben, the Yorkshire County Cricket Club communications manager who helped set up the meeting in conjunction with the NFL's office in the United Kingdom. "This is a bat-and-ball game, very similar to baseball...
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