MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kyle Rudolph and Lefty, the Hamburger Helper Hand, kick off the season by bringing ideas to refuel active families on busy days. This Football season, Minnesota football tight end Kyle Rudolph and Helper® are fueling big days and nights with tips and recipes inspired by Kyle's life from a kid to a pro.
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Rudolph has been called the "The Hamburger Helper Guy" on the football field by his family, teammates and fans, not only for his big "mitts" but for his appetite, and Helper is excited to partner with Kyle and his mom, Jamie Rudolph. Jamie is an enthusiastic home cook, and always enjoyed preparing food and feeding the hungry appetites of Kyle and his friends before and after the games as they were growing up.
"Kyle has always been a hard worker all his life and he loved the meals I prepared for him, many of which were Helper meals," said Jamie. "Today, when he comes home, he can't wait to fill up on some of our family favorites.""Because I wear the white gloves, I've been told by my family and friends that I look like the Hamburger Helper Guy with my big mitts. It was the only way my mom could see me at one of my games during my rookie year," said Kyle Rudolph. "Helper was something we ate growing up, so I'm excited to be part of the Helper family and share the recipes that were my mom's inspirations and ones that I can't wait to eat and refuel after a game. She definitely knows that the way to my heart is with a hearty meal that fills my hungry appetite." "We are excited to partner with Kyle--he's a hard worker and a great helper off the field who celebrates his family and time spent around the table enjoying a good meal…of course prepared by his mom," said Elizabeth Laughlin, Helper marketing manager. "Helper wants to inspire and celebrate Kyle's on and off the field activities and share his families' traditions and favorite recipes that have filled him and his friends up throughout the years." "We are the hardest working meal in America and we work hard to make it easy for anyone to make a meal for themselves, their family or those athletes that need to refuel after a game or practice," Laughlin continues. "Part of the appeal with Helper is the lineup's ability to produce difficult-sounding dishes like Sweet & Sour Chicken in three easy steps: Brown, simmer and serve. So on any day, the options are endless and easy for anyone to make something the whole family can enjoy."