Ben Koyack

Pos: TE // Height: 6-5 // Weight: 242 lbs // Class: 2015 // Hometown: Oil City, PA (Oil City HS)

Ben Koyack


Ben Koyack was the top tight end targeted by the Notre Dame staff in the recruiting class of 2011 and committed to the Irish early on. A consensus top 100 player from all three major recruiting services, Koyack was selected to play in the Under Armour All American Bowl.

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Duranko's Digest: What did we see against Stanford?

Duranko’s Digest: What did we see against Stanford?

The FIGHTING IRISH validated their nickname in a tense 17-14 win over Stanford. Everett "Two Minute Drill" Golson floated a sweet 23 yard pass to the steadfast Ben Koyack to give the Irish a 17-14 lead with 1:01 left in the fourth stanza.

Comments (39) // Published: October 6, 2014

Notre Dame v. Stanford '14 - Shamrock Stickers

Notre Dame v. Stanford ’14 – Shamrock Stickers

The Irish kept their undefeated season alive with a thrilling 17-14 comeback win over Stanford on Saturday.  Notre Dame overcame turnovers and sloppiness on offense that had very much to do with the bad weather in South Bend to earn the win.  The Irish defense had another excellent performance limiting Stanford’s success on the ground [...]

Comments (7) // Published: October 5, 2014

The Indispensables – 2014 Notre Dame Football Edition

The Indispensables – 2014 Notre Dame Football Edition

The latest version of the Hollywood blockbuster series the Expendables opened at the box office a couple weeks ago.  While the over the hill all-star cast may play the roles of expendable mercanaries, the list of players we have here are anything but expendable for Notre Dame football in 2014.  These ten players represent a [...]

Comments (6) // Published: August 26, 2014

Now or Never '14: Ben Koyack

Now or Never ’14: Ben Koyack

Our series of Now or Never players for Notre Dame in 2014 charges forward today by staying on the offensive side of the ball where he look at a third weapon for Everett Golson and the Notre Dame passing attack – senior tight end Ben Koyack. Koyack actually made our list last year as well, [...]

Comments (28) // Published: July 15, 2014

Jaylon Smith a Phil Steele 2nd Team All-American

Jaylon Smith a Phil Steele 2nd Team All-American

Notre Dame sophomore linebacker Jaylon Smith has Notre Dame fans giddy with excitement over what he will add to the 2014 Fighting Irish defense after an impressive rookie campaign.  The college football media is taking notice too.  Phil Steele, the grandfather of pre-season college previews, tabbed Smith as a pre-season 2nd team All-American. Smith was [...]

Comments (4) // Published: June 7, 2014

Replacing Notre Dame's '14 NFL Bound Talent: Offense

Replacing Notre Dame’s ’14 NFL Bound Talent: Offense

Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (78) battles with Michigan State Spartans defensive end Marcus Rush (44) in action during the 2013 game between the Notre Dame and Michigan State. Notre Dame won the game by a score of 17-13. (Photo: Robin Alam / Icon SMI). The 2014 NFL Draft has come and [...]

Comments (33) // Published: May 12, 2014

6 Veterans Notre Dame Needs to Step Up in '14

6 Veterans Notre Dame Needs to Step Up in ’14

Notre Dame didn’t satisfy its goal of returning to the national championship in 2013 due to slipping back into poor habits from 2011. If the Irish want to get back on track in 2014 they’ll need have numerous veterans step up as all of the team’s senior leadership core are headed to the NFL. The [...]

Comments (2) // Published: January 20, 2014

Notre Dame @ Pitt - Shamrock Stickers

Notre Dame @ Pitt – Shamrock Stickers

The Irish fell to 7-3 on the season after their upset loss to Pittsburgh Saturday night.  Notre Dame looked sloppy in all phases of the game, poor quarterback play, bizarre coaching decisions, and lackluster defense.  All these mistakes compounded by horrendous refereeing was too much for the Irish to overcome as they fell 28-21, meaning [...]

Comments (49) // Published: November 11, 2013

Notre Dame - Navy: 5 Things I Liked

Notre Dame – Navy: 5 Things I Liked

Notre Dame improved to 7-2 on the season with a much too close for comfortable victory over the Navy Midshipmen.  The Notre Dame defense was carved up for over 300 yards by the Navy ground game, but in the end came up with a stop to hang on for the victory. There was a lot [...]

Comments (30) // Published: November 3, 2013

Now or Never '13: Ben Koyack

Now or Never ’13: Ben Koyack

Junior tight end Ben Koyack enters the 2013 season looking to find consistency and live up to his potential.  Koyack will need to step up this season after underachieving in his first two campaigns as a member of the Irish or he will find himself buried on the depth chart. Koyack came to Notre Dame [...]

Comments (3) // Published: July 21, 2013

Troy Niklas, Ben Koyack Both Make Mackey Watch

Troy Niklas, Ben Koyack Both Make Mackey Watch

As the days of off-season speculation and depth chart engineering dwindle with the season finally drawing near, the pre-season watch list cycle is in full swing  the latest of which has two Notre Dame players represented.  Both Troy Niklas and Ben Koyack were named to the Mackey Awards Watch List as the two fight vie to replace [...]

Comments (5) // Published: July 15, 2013

Spring Football '13: 7 Intriguing Players for Notre Dame

Spring Football ’13: 7 Intriguing Players for Notre Dame

Every spring story-lines emerge and new players step into roles they previously hadn’t held for colleges all around the country.  Such is the nature of the beast in college football with teams replacing a quarter of their roster every year.  Those spring story-lines usually develop into the reasons behind either surprising or disappointing seasons in the fall. [...]

Comments (11) // Published: April 3, 2013

7 Intriguing For Notre Dame This Spring

7 Intriguing For Notre Dame This Spring

As Notre Dame pushes into the final stages of spring practice for 2012, we look at some players on the roster whose role for the 2012 is still very much undefined but could end up being major based on how they progress between now and September. John Goodman Many were surprised when it was announced [...]

Comments (3) // Published: April 5, 2012

The Overlooked: Class of '11 Edition

The Overlooked: Class of ’11 Edition

Brian Kelly and staff reeled in a recruiting class on Wednesday in their first go round coaching the Fighting Irish.  Mixed in with headliners like Aaron Lynch, Stephon Tuitt, and Ishaq Williams are a number of players who have flown under the radar. Here’s a look at some players who haven’t gotten as much attention [...]

Comments (17) // Published: February 3, 2011

Class of '11 Cliff's Notes Edition - Offense

Class of ’11 Cliff’s Notes Edition – Offense

Baring any last minute changes, Notre Dame will sign seven offensive players in this year’s class.  Here’s a quick run down of each along with a look at the lone special teams addition this year. George Atkinson III – WR (6-2, 195, 4.4; Livermore, CA – Granada HS) – The son of former Raider great [...]

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

Irish Pick Up 5-Star TE Ben Koyack

Irish Pick Up 5-Star TE Ben Koyack

Brian Kelly picked up the first 5-star recruit recruit of his Notre Dame career on Monday when tight end Ben Koyack became the 8th member of the class of 2011. Koyack (6-5, 230 lbs, 4.6) picked Notre Dame over a host of elite programs all who offered the talented tight end.  Boston College, LSU, Ohio [...]

Comments (8) // Published: April 29, 2010

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