Tyler Eifert is a tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals. In his rookie season with the Cincinnati Bengals Eifert became an intricate part of the offense as a prolific pass-catching tight end. He recorded 39 catches for 445 yards and has the potential to seize the starting role.
Eifert was born on September 8, 1990 in Fort Wayne Indiana. He played football and basketball in high school. As a tight end and defensive back on the field he played both sides of the ball. He racked up touchdowns and interceptions as a dual athlete before committing to Notre Dame.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Eifert wasn’t a standout recruit after high school but found his niche at Notre Dame gaining notoriety as an athletic tight end with good hands. A season-ending injury to starting tight end Kyle Rudolph allowed Eifert to blossom in his sophomore year. As a starter in his junior year he recorded 803 receiving yards in a breakout year. In the following year he was awarded the John Mackey Award which goes to NCAA’s best tight end.
The Cincinnati Bengals were in need of scoring weapons. Quarterback Andy Dalton needed another viable option aside from WR A.J Green. The decision to draft Eifert as the 21st overall pick in the 2013 draft provided dual threat tight ends as receivers. Eifert demonstrated the ball skills he possessed in Notre Dame and his ability to track the ball similar to his days as power forward in high school. Eifert had a productive rookie season and has established instant continuity with his quarterback.
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