Tyler Eifert Selected By Cincinnati Bengals With 21st Pick Of First Round In 2013 NFL Draft. …
Eifert Ends Streak, Te'o Extends Another
Just twice in the last 41 football seasons has Notre Dame's starting tight end not found future fortune: ascending to the top of the sport with an NFL paycheck of at least one season serving as the fruit of his extensive, life-long labor. Some switched positions, some starred, some struggled, and some found Super Bowl success. But with the exception of oft-injured late-1970s star Dean Matzek, and 2002 quarterback-turned-tight end Gary Godsey, every Irish tight starter from Dave Casper (1972) through Tyler Eifert (2012) reached the sport's pinnacle -- the league. Eifert was selected No. 21 overall last night by the Cincinnati Bengals. He's the fourth straight starter in the post-Godsey era to be selected in the first two rounds, with Anthony Fasano (2006), John Carlson (2008), and Kyle Rudolph (2011) all second round selections. Eifert, Notre Dame's all-time leader in receptions and receiving...
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