Sudfeld is not your ordinary rookie. The 24-year-old spent six years in college at Nevada plagued by a host of injuries. He had shoulder, leg, knee, and wrist surgeries, requiring a medical redshirt after getting hurt in the first game of his fifth year with the Wolfpack before finally seeing some significant action.
In his sixth season, he caught 45 passes for 598 yards and eight touchdowns.
At 6-7 and 253 pounds, he is a large target for Tom Brady to pair with Rob Gronkowski. After beating out Jake Ballard and Daniel Fells for a roster spot as an undrafted rookie, he is now largely viewed as the team’s replacement for tight end Aaron Hernandez.
Fans have taken to calling him “Studfeld” for his dynamic catches during training camp. The Modesto, Calif., native is seven inches taller than his twin brother Matt, who played wide receiver for Brown.