Kyle Daniel Rudolph is an American football tight end for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Rudolph played college football for the University of Notre Dame, he was drafted by the Vikings in 43rd overall of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was selected for the Pro Bowl following the 2012 NFL season. Rudolph attended Elder High School in Cincinnati, where he played high school football for the Panthers; as a junior, he caught 30 passes for 400 yards and seven touchdowns en route to earning first-team All-city and All-conference honors. As a senior in 2008, he was named first-team All-American by USA Today after totaling 37 receptions for 673 yards and 11 touchdowns, he was placed on the Scout.com All-America first team and was the lone tight end among the 11 finalists for the high school Maxwell Award. He received first-team All-Southwest Ohio as a senior after being named second team as a junior and was named second-team All-state by the Associated Press. Following his senior season, Rudolph was invited to play in the 2008 U.
S. Army All-American Bowl held in Texas. An accomplished basketball player, Rudolph played center for his high school team and was the conference player of the year three times and All-Southwest Ohio in 2007, he is the second-leading scorer in school history and became just the second Panther to surpass 1,000 career points. He set the school record for most career rebounds when he corralled his 568th rebound on January 11, 2008. Against Moeller on January 25, 2008, he scored 25 of Elder's 52 points as the Panthers upset the top-ranked team in Ohio, 58–52. Rudolph was rated as the best tight end and 20th best overall recruit in the class of 2008 according to Rivals.com. He was named the second-best player and the top tight end in the Detroit Free Press' Best of the Midwest Top 20 list, he was considered the No. 1 tight end in the recruiting class and the 20th-best prospect in the nation by Tom Lemming. He was ranked 21st in No. 2 in the state of Ohio by Scout.com. He was considered the 23rd-best player by Sports Illustrated.
He accepted a scholarship offer from Notre Dame over Michigan and Ohio State. As a freshman in 2008, Rudolph became the first tight end in Notre Dame history to start all 13 games as a freshman and the first freshman to start a season opener at tight end for Notre Dame, he made his career debut in the season opener against San Diego State and brought in his first career reception for five yards during the victory. In week 3, he posted his first multi-reception game of his career against Michigan State, with both catches traveling for 10-plus yards and resulting in first downs against the Spartans; the following week, he hauled in three passes for 32 yards, with a long of 19, while recording the first touchdown catch of his career in the Irish' 38-21 win over Purdue. In week 5, he registered season-highs in receptions and receiving yards and added his second and final touchdown of the season versus Stanford, he hauled in two catches for 26 yards against Pittsburgh, setting a new school record for receptions by a freshmen tight end in a single season during the game.
In week 11, he established a school record for single-season receiving yards by a freshman tight end during the game against Syracuse. In the 2008 Hawaii Bowl game, he caught four passes for a season-high 78 yards, his 29-yard reception against the Warriors set a season-best long reception. Rudolph finished his first year with the Irish with 29 receptions for two touchdowns; as a sophomore in 2009, Rudolph participated in only ten games with nine starts, missing three due to a shoulder injury and totaling 275:59 of playing time while making 57 special-teams appearances. He was named semi-finalist for the John Mackey Award and was the only sophomore to be named semi-finalist, he hauled in four catches for a touchdown in the opener against Nevada. In week 3, he set a career-high with 95 receiving yards against Michigan State including a season-long 52-yard reception, his performance against the Spartans earned him John Mackey Tight End of the Week honors. He nabbed touchdown catches in back-to-back weeks against Purdue and Washington, with the first coming against the Boilermakers when there were only 24 seconds remaining in the game on a fourth-and-goal situation that sealed Notre Dame's win.
He was voted by his teammates to represent tight ends on the Irish Leadership Committee. Rudolph ended the season ranked third on the team with 33 receptions for 364 yards and three touchdowns. Rudolph had his promising 2010 junior season derailed by a hamstring injury that ended his season after six games. On September 11, he set a Notre Dame record for most receiving yards in a game by a tight end against Michigan with 164 yards on eight receptions, with more than half of the yardage coming after he hauled in the second-longest pass play in school history with a 95-yard touchdown. Rudolph finished his final collegiate season with 28 receptions for 328 yards and three touchdowns, ending his three-season career at Notre Dame ranked among the all-time leading tight ends in school history, his 90 career receptions were the fourth-most by a tight end in school history and his 1,032 career receiving yards are fourth-most. His pair of eight-catch games fell one reception short of the school record for a tight end of nine receptions in a game and was only the fourth Irish tight end to break th
Elizabeth Jane Weekes is an Australian water polo player from the gold medal squad of the 2000 Summer Olympics, when women's water polo was contested for the first time at the Olympic Games. She was the goalkeeper of the Australian team, which beat USA 4–3 in the final game in front of a World record attendance of 17,000 spectators, she attended Fort Street High School. Weekes made her debut in the national team in 1995, she enjoyed immediate success as the team won gold in the 1995 FINA World Cup in Australia. She was regarded as one of the outstanding goalkeepers of her age. Liz was one of the main advocates in helping women's water polo win a twenty-year battle to compete in the Olympic Games. So passionate were Weekes and her teammates about the acceptance of their sport, that they went as far as storming IOC meetings to gain recognition for their cause. Out of the pool, Weekes has become something of an international celebrity after she was voted "the most beautiful sportswoman in the world" by high-profile German magazine Sports Life who featured her Black & White Atlanta Dream modelling shots, although water polo is not popular in Germany.
Weekes now combines her water polo with corporate speaking and television appearances. Weekes is married to former rowing Olympian Robert Scott the CEO of the Australian listed conglomerate Wesfarmers, they have two children and live in Perth
Defending Jacob is an upcoming American crime drama web television miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by William Landay, produced by Apple TV+. The series was created by Mark Bomback and is set to star Chris Evans and be directed by Morten Tyldum, it will premiere April 24, 2020. Defending Jacob tells the story of "a father dealing with the accusation that his son is a 14-year-old murderer." Chris Evans as Andy Barber Michelle Dockery as Laurie Barber Jaeden Martell as Jacob Barber Cherry Jones as Joanna Klein Pablo Schreiber as Neal Logiudice Betty Gabriel as Paula Duffy Sakina Jaffrey as Lynn Canavan Paul Wesley as Bobby Jake Picking as Jake Nathan Parsons as Mike Leighton Meester as Sara Kat Graham as Rose Daniel Henshall as Leonard Patz Matt Lanter as Jason Poorna Jagannathan as Dr. Elizabeth Vogel Jim Boyd as News Reporter William Xifaras as O'Leary Elizabeth Wall as Lawyer On September 20, 2018, it was announced that Apple had given a straight-to-series order consisting of eight episodes to a television miniseries adaptation of William Landay's 2012 novel Defending Jacob.
The series was created by Mark Bomback, set to write the series and executive produce alongside Chris Evans, Morten Tyldum, Rosalie Swedlin, Adam Shulman. Tyldum was expected to direct the series as well. Production companies involved with the series were slated to consist of Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Alongside the series order announcement, it was confirmed that Chris Evans had been cast in the series' lead role. In March 2019, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell joined the cast of the series. In April 2019, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel and Sakina Jaffrey joined the cast of the series. Filming was confirmed to commence in Newton, Massachusetts––the city in which the novel takes place––in April 2019. Three locations have been confirmed for filming thus far: Cold Spring Park, the village of Newton Highlands, the UMass Amherst Mount Ida Campus. Additional filming has begun in Massachusetts. Filming began in Salem, Massachusetts, on June 15, 2019, as well as at MCI Cedar Junction in Walpole, Massachusetts, on June 17, 2019, in Lowell, Massachusetts, by the UMass Lowell Tsongas Arena on June 19, 2019.
Filming took place at River's Edge in Medford, Massachusetts, on June 21, 2019. Filming commenced on June 28, 2019, in Worcester, on July 8, 2019, in Watertown, where the facade of the old Watertown Police Station will appear as the Newton Police Station in the series. Filming took place on July 2019 at the Town Diner in Watertown. On July 18, 2019, they filmed at C&M Pizza in Massachusetts. Neighborhood scenes were filmed in Massachusetts. Defending Jacob on IMDb