Kyle Rudolph has fumbled the football one time in his career.
If I may use a storied schoolteacher adage: if you don’t remember anything at all about this article for the rest of your life–remember this. Rudolph has touched the football in a capacity to gain yards 441 times in his nine seasons (including playoffs). He has fumbled it only once.
That one fumble happened on November 30, 2014, in a home win versus the Carolina Panthers. Mr. Rudolph would likely point out that he also scored a touchdown in the same game. The wind chill was negative seven degrees Fahrenheit.
This really does not need any further context, but it will be offered nevertheless.
Former Pittsburgh Steeler and Washington Redskin Antwaan Randle El had 490 touches in his career; he fumbled thirty-six times. Ex-wide receiver Santonio Holmes fumbled the football eighteen times–on 432 touches. Former tight end Chris Cooley? 442 touches, twelve fumbles.
Rudolph is the only active player in the NFL to have 350 or more receptions–and less than two fumbles. Forty-five other players have 350 or more receptions. All have 2 or more fumbles.