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Tight end Kyle Rudolph scores to put the Irish ahead in the fourth quarterTight end Kyle Rudolph scores a touchdown during Michigan's nap time. Copyright University of Notre Dame / Photo by Matt Cashore.

Were it not for the purple helmets, it would be easy to confuse the 2012 Minnesota Vikings for a Notre Dame football team.

This year, five former Fighting Irish football players will suit up for the Vikes.  Joining veterans John Sullivan (center) starting Kyle Rudolph (tight end) will be newly-added teammates Harrison Smith (safety), Robert Banton (cornerback), and John Carlson (tight end).  

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 by Michael Rodio

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