Tyler Eifert

Pos: TE // Height: 6-6 // Weight: 242 lbs // Class: 2013 // Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN (Bishop Dwenger HS)

Tyler Eifert

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Tyler Eifert emerged as a star in the making at tight end in 2010 after Kyle Rudolph was lost for the season midway through the 2010 season. Eifert was named tight end of the week for his performance against Army and is primed for a monster season in 2011.

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Tyler Eifert, The '13 NFL Draft's Top Tight End

Tyler Eifert, The ’13 NFL Draft’s Top Tight End

Yesterday former Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert tore it up at the NFL Combine.  Today he has people around the league talking about him as the unquestioned top tight end in this year’s draft. USA Today’s Tony Pauline has Eifert not only as the top tight end in the draft, but now a potential [...]

Comments (16) // Published: February 24, 2013

Tyler Eifert Impressing at the NFL Combine

Tyler Eifert Impressing at the NFL Combine

It’s officially day one of drills at the NFL Combine, but former Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert is already impressing scouts around the league with an impressive all around performance thus far. Eifert, Notre Dame’s all-time leader in receptions for a tight end, was considered by most to be at worst the 2nd best [...]

Comments (12) // Published: February 23, 2013

Notre Dame 2013 NFL Combine Preview

Notre Dame 2013 NFL Combine Preview

With the yearly NFL Combine coming up this weekend in Indianpolis, a handful of former Notre Dame players will be taking their first steps towards their professional football careers while trying to impress NFL scouts, executives, and personnel on and off the field. In all, Notre Dame will have seven former gridiron standouts in Indy [...]

Comments (10) // Published: February 19, 2013

Tyler Eifert Potential EA Sports Cover Athlete

Tyler Eifert Potential EA Sports Cover Athlete

EA SPORTS has officially announced the eight athletes who will represent their universities in the final rounds of the NCAA Football Cover Vote.  With their schools making it to the semifinal round after ten weeks of voting, the athletes listed below will spend the next few weeks vying for the right to be the cover athlete of [...]

Comments (1) // Published: February 18, 2013

Shamrock Stickers: BCS Championship

Shamrock Stickers: BCS Championship

Notre Dame’s dream season ended in disaster in Miami as Alabama showed the Irish what championship football looks like. The Irish were thoroughly dominated from start to finish in every facet of the game by bigger, stronger, and faster athletes. Despite being humbled by the Crimson Tide, Notre Dame had an impressive season, and the following players were [...]

Comments (7) // Published: January 9, 2013

Kelly's Biggest Recruits Playing Final Game

Kelly’s Biggest Recruits Playing Final Game

When Brian Kelly was hired to replace Charlie Weis as the head coach for Notre Dame three years ago, one of the biggest concerns many Notre Dame fans had was his ability to recruit nationally against elite programs.  Three years later Kelly has Notre Dame ranked #1 in the BCS standings and the current recruiting [...]

Comments (3) // Published: January 6, 2013

#1 Notre Dame vs. #2 Alabama Key Matchups

#1 Notre Dame vs. #2 Alabama Key Matchups

In the most anticipated BCS National Championship game of all time undefeated and number one ranked Notre Dame will face the toughest test of their miraculous season against defending champion Alabama. Despite being ranked number one the Irish are nine point underdogs to the Crimson Tide and few experts believe the Irish will win.

Comments (13) // Published: January 3, 2013

#5 Notre Dame @ #8 Oklahoma: Key Matchups

#5 Notre Dame @ #8 Oklahoma: Key Matchups

The Irish squeaked by BYU to move to 7-0 on the season and set up their toughest test so far, a trip to Norman to take on the Sooners. College Gameday will be in attendance for the top ten showdown between the fifth ranked Irish and eight ranked Sooners, with BCS implications hanging in the balance. The following [...]

Comments (11) // Published: October 24, 2012

Shamrock Stickers: Stanford '12

Shamrock Stickers: Stanford ’12

On the strength of a goal-line stand that will go down in history the Irish remained undefeated on Saturday. Notre Dame is now bowl eligible at 6-0 after their 20-13 overtime victory over Stanford. The Irish defense continued its dominating play, extending their streak of not allowing a touchdown to four games, as well as remaining the only [...]

Comments (17) // Published: October 14, 2012

Notre Dame vs. Miami '12: Key Matchups

Notre Dame vs. Miami ’12: Key Matchups

Heading into their annual Shamrock Series game the Irish are 4-0 and ranked ninth in the nation. Despite the high ranking and undefeated record the Irish have plenty to improve on if they hope to defeat this week’s opponent Miami. The following are the matchups Notre Dame must win in order to knock off the Hurricanes at Soldier [...]

Comments (11) // Published: October 3, 2012

5 Things I Didn't Like: Michigan '12

5 Things I Didn’t Like: Michigan ’12

Despite improving to 4-0 on the season and ending a 3-game losing streak at the hands of rival Michigan, there were plenty of takeaways from Saturday night’s performance that were a little less than encouraging.  With a bye week upcoming though, Brian Kelly and Notre Dame will have some time to iron out the kinks [...]

Comments (11) // Published: September 25, 2012

Notre Dame vs. Michigan '12: Key Matchups

Notre Dame vs. Michigan ’12: Key Matchups

Welcome to a new weekly column here on UHND from one of our newest writers, Pierce O’Leary.  Each week Pierce will take a look at the key matchups that will make the difference in that weekend’s contest. Denard Robinson versus the Irish front seven Simply put the entire Michigan offense runs through their dual-threat quarterback [...]

Comments (13) // Published: September 20, 2012

5 Things I Didn't Like: Michigan State '12

5 Things I Didn’t Like: Michigan State ’12

There’s wasn’t a whole lot not to like in Notre Dame’s win over #10 Michigan State Saturday night, but there were a few areas in which Notre Dame will need to improve in a hurry in order to keep their winning ways going. 3rd Down Conversion on Offense The one glaring negative coming out of an otherwise [...]

Comments (6) // Published: September 19, 2012

The Indispensables – 2012 Edition

The Indispensables – 2012 Edition

For the third year in a row, I am rolling out my yearly list of the 10 most indispensable players on the Notre Dame roster for the upcoming season – a list of players whose health status is going to make all of the difference between the kind of season Notre Dame fans hope the Irish are [...]

Comments (2) // Published: August 30, 2012

Te'o, Eifert Headline 2012 Notre Dame Captains

Te’o, Eifert Headline 2012 Notre Dame Captains

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly announced the captains for the 2012 season on Monday night and senior All Americans Manti Te’o and Tyler Efiert headline the quartet of captains with Kapron Lewis-Moore and Zack Martin joining them as season long captains. Manti Te’o and Tyler Efiert have both found their names on numerous first team All [...]

Comments (2) // Published: August 27, 2012

Replacing Floyd A Group Eifert

Replacing Floyd A Group Eifert

While Michael Floyd is busy getting ready to hear his name called on the first night of the 2012 NFL Draft, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and his offensive coaches are likely still holed up in the Gug trying to figure out a way to replace the record breaking receiver in 2012. The answer [...]

Comments (8) // Published: April 6, 2012

Spring '12 - Day 7 Video Focuses on the Tight Ends

Spring ’12 – Day 7 Video Focuses on the Tight Ends

Notre Dame completed its 7th practice of the 2012 spring football season on Saturday with the Irish scrimmaging in full pads for the first time this spring.  We have the video the University released from practice along with some observations. George Atkinson continues to look good running to the perimeter and is showcasing the patience [...]

Comments (0) // Published: April 1, 2012

Eifert, Floyd Named Award Semifinalists

Eifert, Floyd Named Award Semifinalists

A pair of Notre Dame offensive weapons were named semifinalists for awards honoring the best player at their respective positions on Monday when junior tight end Tyler Eifert was named a semifinalist for the Mackey Award while wide receiver Michael Floyd earned the same distinction for the Biletnikoff Award. Eifert, coming off his best performance [...]

Comments (25) // Published: November 15, 2011

Initial Impressions - Notre Dame 45, Maryland 21

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 45, Maryland 21

Notre Dame improved to 3-0 in its yearly off-site home game with a relatively easy victory over Maryland on Saturday night – the third blowout win for the Irish in three years in what is now being dubbed the Shamrock Series. Before I get into the game details, I will say that I did really [...]

Comments (48) // Published: November 13, 2011

Finding Some Positives from the Opener

Finding Some Positives from the Opener

It’s been about 36 hours since Notre Dame’s season opener ended with a thud and while the loss still stings it’s time to move on and start looking towards where the Irish go from here.  With that in mind, here are several positive performances and bright spots in an otherwise disappointing display from the Irish [...]

Comments (15) // Published: September 5, 2011

The Indispensables - 2011 Edition

The Indispensables – 2011 Edition

With just over two days remaining until the 2011 season kicks off for Notre Dame, we take a look at our yearly pre-season list of the most indispensable players on the Irish roster. I started this column last year and unfortunately Notre Dame lost four of the ten players I listed for a substantial amount [...]

Comments (2) // Published: September 1, 2011

7 Upper Classmen Ready for their Closeups

7 Upper Classmen Ready for their Closeups

So far this week we’ve taken a look at some freshman ready to contribute and some sophomores ready for increased playing time.  Today we move up the class ladder and look at some upper classmen who have contributed over the last few years, but are ready to elevate their games to a new level. Theo [...]

Comments (2) // Published: June 16, 2011

Notre Dame Passes Out Some Hardware

Notre Dame Passes Out Some Hardware

The first annual football banquet of the Brian Kelly era at Notre Dame featured a different format than years past.  Notre Dame handed out its traditional awards, but a few new ones were handed out during an upbeat night capping off the 2010 season. Here’s a quick recap of all of the awards that were [...]

Comments (7) // Published: January 22, 2011

Tyler Eifert Named Tight End of the Week

Tyler Eifert Named Tight End of the Week

Tyler Eifert’s breakout performance last Saturday night in Yankee Stadium drew the attention of more than just Notre Dame fans.  The sophomore tight end was named the John Mackey Tight End of the week after his 4 catch, 78 yard, 1 touchdown performance. Efiert, thrust into a starting role when Kyle Rudolph was lost for [...]

Comments (0) // Published: November 24, 2010

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 27, Army 3

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 27, Army 3

Notre Dame became bowl eligible with a dominating defensive performance in the inaugural football game in Yankee Stadium Saturday night.  The Irish defense led the way for the second week in a row  as Notre Dame rolled to a 27-3 victory. Here are some thoughts on the game. Offense Tommy Rees wasn’t asked to do [...]

Comments (76) // Published: November 21, 2010


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