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Tyler Eifert
TE #85
Height:
6-6
Weight:
250
Age:
25
College:
Notre Dame
Hometown:
Fort Wayne, IN
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 94 1,097 11.7 61 15 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2015 CIN 13 12 52 615 11.8 31 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 CIN 1 1 3 37 12.3 20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CIN 15 15 39 445 11.4 61 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @OAK W 33-13 9 104 11.6 31 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 SD W 24-19 4 49 12.3 15 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @BAL W 28-24 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 KC W 36-21 3 69 23 30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 SEA W 27-24 8 90 11.3 25 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @BUF W 34-21 4 30 7.5 15 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @PIT W 16-10 4 39 9.8 23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 CLE W 31-10 5 53 10.6 19 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 HOU L 6-10 3 26 8.7 14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @ARI L 31-34 3 22 7.3 10 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 STL W 31-7 3 40 13.3 22 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @CLE W 37-3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 PIT L 20-33 2 42 21 24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @SF W 24-14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @DEN L 17-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 BAL W 24-16 4 51 12.8 22 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

      First-round draft choice from 2013 is off to a big 2015 start after missing almost all of 2014 due to injuries .... Second on team in receptions (28) and receiving yards (342), and tied for team lead in TDs (six) ... On pace to finish season with most catches, receiving yards and TDs by any Bengals TE ... Widely noted by coaches, scouts and analysts for his ability to time jumps and win contested balls.

      First-round draft choice from 2013 is off to a big 2015 start after missing almost all of 2014 due to injuries .... Second on team in receptions (28) and receiving yards (342), and tied for team lead in TDs (six) ... On pace to finish season with most catches, receiving yards and TDs by any Bengals TE ... Widely noted by coaches, scouts and analysts for his ability to time jumps and win contested balls.

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in first round of 2013 NFL Draft (21st overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-15-13.

     2015 general: Has started Games 1-6 ... His statistics project over 16 games to 75 catches, 912 yards and 16 TDs, all of which would be records for a Bengals TE, and his projected TD total would tie for second in club history, one behind WR Carl Pickens’ 17 in 1996 ... His six TDs are tied for second in NFL through Week 6.

      2015 game-by-game: Led all receivers on Sept. 13 at Oakland in catches (nine) and yards (104), and had TD receptions of 13 and eight yards ... On Sept. 20 vs. San Diego, logged a nine-yard TD catch in fourth quarter for 24-13 lead, and led team in receptions (four) and receiving yards (49) ... On Oct. 4 vs. Kansas City, had three receptions for 69 yards ... On Oct. 11 vs. Seattle, logged eight catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns, and he also had a diving, fingertip 25-yard reception late in fourth quarter to put the Bengals in position for field goal that sent game to overtime ... On Oct. 18 at Buffalo, had four catches for 30 yards, including a four-yard TD in third quarter.

     Previous seasons: 2013—In NFL debut Sept. 8 at Chicago, on his 23rd birthday, caught five-for-47 ... Had three receptions for 66 yards on Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh, including a 61-yarder to set up a TD, longest Bengals reception by a TE since 2004 (Matt Schobel, 76) ... Tied for team lead with five receptions Oct. 6 vs. New England, and his 53 receiving yards ranked second ... Caught three-for-45 on Oct. 20 at Detroit, scoring first TD in NFL on a 32-yard pass on which he beat tight coverage and made catch while falling to the ground in the end zone ... Caught three-for-55 Nov. 10 at Baltimore, including a 40-yard reception in which he stayed in bounds and scampered down the sideline after catch ... Caught three-for-33 on Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh, with one-yard TD catch on a fourth-and-goal play in fourth quarter ... Caught one-for-six on Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota before leaving game in first half with a stinger ... Inactive for Game 16 due to injury, and saw only limited action (no receptions) in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-14 vs. San Diego. 2014—Started at TE on Sept. 7 at Baltimore and had three catches for 37 yards in first quarter before exiting after suffering a dislocated elbow ... Was placed Sept. 10 on Reserve/Injured list, designated for possible return, but underwent surgery in mid-December as follow-up to a preseason shoulder injury.

     College: Played four seasons (2009-12) at Notre Dame ... Started every game as a junior and senior ... His 140 catches were tops all-time for TEs at a school known for great talent at the position ... Winner of 2012 John Mackey Award, given annually to nation’s top college tight end, and voted a first-team All-American by Pro Football Weekly ... Averaged career-best 13.7 yards per catch in 2012, helping lead Irish to BCS national championship game 1840 career receiving yards, with 11 TDs ... Selected as team’s 2012 Offensive MVP, catching 50-for-685 with four TDs ... His blocking helped offense average 189.4 rushing yards per game ... Team captain.

     Personal: Hometown is Fort Wayne, Ind. ... Attended Bishop Dwenger High School, where as a double-duty senior, he helped lead team to a 14-1 record, catching 41-for-682 with 10 TDs and adding 97 tackles with four INTs (one for a TD) ... Finance major at Notre Dame ... Father, Greg, played basketball at Purdue, seeing action in 115 games under prominent coach Gene Keady ... Enjoys hunting, golf and fishing ... Last name is pronounced “IE(rhymes with ‘tie’)-fert.”

Recent Articles

  • Eifert signing seals draft class

    Posted Jul 15, 2013

    The most intriguing piece of the new-look Bengals offense fell into place Monday when the club announced the signing of Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert, its first-round pick.

  • As advertised

    Posted May 10, 2013

    On his first day as a Bengal on Friday, tight end Tyler Eifert lined up in more spots than a flip-flopping politician during a drip-dry rookie minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium.

  • Eifert and family bring Hoosiers script

    Posted Apr 26, 2013

    The Bengals opened their version of "Hoosiers" on Friday when they welcomed first-round pick Tyler Eifert to Paul Brown Stadium.

  • Bengals get a playmaker for Dalton

    Posted Apr 25, 2013

    In an effort to give quarterback Andy Dalton more weapons and take heat off two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green, the Bengals opted for Notre Dame junior Tyler Eifert with the 21st pick in Thursday's first round of the NFL Draft.

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