September 15, 2012; East Lansing, MI, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Ben Koyack (18) attempts to block Michigan State Spartans safety Jairus Jones (23) during the 2nd half at Spartan Stadium. Norte Dame won 20-3 Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football: Counting Down Notre Dame’s Starters #12 Ben Koyack

This year, Notre Dame’s Football team will be one of the youngest that Brian Kelly has ever had at Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are making slight adjustments on Offense and Defense. The Defense will likely operate with three Cornerbacks most of the time. Here are Notre Dame’s players ranked 1-22, continuing with #12:

12. Ben Koyack – Senior – Tight End

This year Ben Koyack will be stepping into a role that he has not experienced yet at his tenure at Notre Dame, Starter. After being buried on the depth chart for the past three seasons Koyack looks poised to break out. Coming out of high school Ben Koyack was the No. 2 player in the state of Pennsylvania and the seventh best tight end according to Rivals rankings.

Until last season, Koyack has been living in the shadows of previous Notre Dame standouts such as Tyler Eifert and Troy Niklas. Towards the end of the 2013 season we saw the flip of a switch in Ben’s quality of play. He went on to finish the season with 10 receptions, 171 yards and 3 touchdowns.

This year Koyack will be looked at to be one of the cornerstones of the Notre Dame offense. Taking on a role similar to Tyler Eifert in his final season, Ben will be the go-to-guy. If there is one guy that can settle down the offense and help grind out consistent first downs, its Koyack. At 6’5”, 261lbs, Ben has the build and talent to become a potential first round draft pick in this years upcoming NFL draft. Putting in the hard work during the summer and fall camp has made Ben Koyack the player he was projected to be coming out of high school.

  • Ranking the Starters:
  • 13. Steve Elmer
  • 14. Jarron Jones
  • 15. Amir Carlisle
  • 16. Ishaq Williams
  • 17. Romeo Okwara
  • 18. Corey Robinson
  • 19. Joe Schmidt
  • 20. Cole Luke
  • 21. Max Redfield
  • 22. Mike McGlinchey

Tags: Ben Koyack Football Notre Dame Fighting Irish

comments powered by Disqus