Tyler Eifert will return next year

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Good news to all Notre Dame fans, junior tight end Tyler Eifert will return for his senior season! He was deciding between going to the NFL draft or staying one more year. I believe he made the right decision.

Tyler was informed he was an ideal 3 rd round pick for this years draft. Michael Floyd, our senior wide receiver, was in the same situation last year and he made the same decision. This is terrific news for the Irish!

This was a tough decision for me, but it came down to where do I want to be most next year,” Eifert said in a statement. “I have some great friends on the football team and at Notre Dame and I’m excited about the direction coach (Brian) Kelly has us going. Ultimately, the entire Notre Dame experience, including the great relationships I have with my teammates and coaches, told me Notre Dame is where I belong.” -Tyler Eifert (Irish Illustarted)

Notre Dame fans cannot be happy enough. Unfortunately, we don’t know who will be throwing the ball to him. Hopefully, that answer will be sooner rather than later.

Here’s Tyler’s statistics from last year.

2011 Game Log Receiving Rushing
DATE OPP RESULT REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
9/3 South Florida L 23-20 6 93 15.5 37 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
9/10 @Michigan L 35-31 4 51 12.8 22 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
9/17 Michigan State W 31-13 2 25 12.5 16 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
9/24 @Pittsburgh W 15-12 8 75 9.4 18 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
10/1 @Purdue W 38-10 4 38 9.5 13 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
10/8 Air Force W 59-33 8 81 10.1 22 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
10/22 USC L 31-17 7 66 9.4 11 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
10/29 Navy W 56-14 1 17 17.0 17 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
11/5 @Wake Forest W 24-17 3 60 20.0 38 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
11/12 Maryland W 45-21 8 83 10.4 34 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
11/19 Boston College W 16-14 2 45 22.5 37 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
11/26 @Stanford L 28-14 4 79 19.8 24 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL
12/29 Florida State L 18-14 6 90 15.0 34 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
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