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The Spoils of Victory

The Spoils of Victory

A top tier player last season but arguably better and certainly more valuable to the Notre Dame offense this fall, senior tight end Tyler Eifert today became the first member of Tight End U to take home the John Mackey Award recognizing the nation's top tight end.

Tyler Eifert caught 19 more passes in his junior season of 2011 than he did this fall. He likewise accumulated 179 more receiving yards last year and scored one more touchdown -- albeit in 13 games -- than he has to date in 2012. The 6'6" 250-plus pound target was likely the nation's best at his position last season, but with eight wins, five losses, and the perception that he played second...

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