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MEET: NOTRE DAME TE BEN KOYACK

May 14, 2014
HOOSIER SPORTS 365



NOTRE DAME TE BEN KOYACK

6-5 261 SENIOR

#18

KOYACK’S HONORS & AWARDS

• Mackey Award Watch List (2013)

• College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Tight End (11.10.13)

KOYACK'S CAREER HIGHS

Points scored: 6, Navy, Nov 02, 2013 ; vs ASU, Oct 05, 2013 ; at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013

Touchdowns: 1, Navy, Nov 02, 2013 ; vs ASU, Oct 05, 2013 ; at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013

Receptions: 4, at Pittsburgh, Nov 09, 2013

Receiving yards: 76, at Pittsburgh, Nov 09, 2013 (4 receptions)

Receiving TDs: 1, Navy, Nov 02, 2013 ; vs Arizona State, Oct 05, 2013 ; at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013

Long reception: 38, at Pittsburgh, Nov 09, 2013

All-purpose yards: 76, at Pittsburgh, Nov 09, 2013


JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in all 13 games with five starts at tight end ... caught 10 passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns ... the Irish won all three games when he had a touchdown ... enjoyed his most productive day as a receiver at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) when he had four grabs for 76 yards, including a career-long reception of 38 yards ... had two catches for 34 yards and a touchdown against Navy ... caught a 22-yard touchdown and had a seven-yard catch too at Air Force (Oct. 26) ... first catch of the season was a 19-yard touchdown against Arizona State (Oct. 5).


SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Appeared in 12 games during the season and started one game (vs. Alabama) ... registered three receptions for 39 yards ... made a splash in the season opener against Navy (Sept. 1) with a 23-yard catch ... also had grabs against Purdue (Sept. 8) and Wake Forest (Nov. 17) for five and 11 yards, respectively ... started as part of a three tight end package in BCS National Championship Game vs. Alabama.


FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Played in 12 games, while starting the game vs. Air Force (Oct. 8) ... did not play vs. USF ... caught one pass for five yards in win at Pittsburgh.


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Received first-team Pennsylvania all-state honors from Pennsylvania Sportswriters and Associated Press in 2010 ... also Pennsylvania Football News/Coaches AAA first-team Pennsylvania all-state in 2010 ... named SuperPrep Northeast Offensive Player of the Year ... rated best tight end in country and 25th-best prospect overall by Scout.com ... ranked 34th on Sporting News Top 100 list ... named to ESPNU Top 150 and MaxPreps Top100 recruiting lists ... named to Rivals100 list ... chosen to play in Under Armour All-American Bowl ... Pennsylvania Region 5 all-star in 2010 ... selected top player in Pennsylvania by Pittsburgh Sports Report and second-best player in state by Pittsburgh Post- Gazette prior to 2010 season ... guided Oil City Senior High School in Oil City, Pa., to 9-3 record as senior in 2010 ... recorded 62 receptions for 1,031 yards and 11 TDs as senior ... averaged 16.6 yards per catch ... totaled 65.5 tackles and six and a half tackles for loss on defense in 2010, adding one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups ... set Pennsylvania District 10 records with 152 career receptions for 2,591 yards ... caught eight passes for 135 yards and a TD in a 35-21 win over DuBois in 2010 ... made 11 tackles in 49-28 victory vs. Girard in 2010 ... had four receptions for 121 yards and two TDs while making nine tackles on defense vs. Franklin in 2010 ... caught eight passes for 171 yards and two TDs in 42-26 win over Slippery Rock in 2010 ... played in seven games as junior in 2009 and caught 43 passes for 748 yards and seven TDs ... averaged 17.4 yards per catch in 2009 ... registered nine receptions for 249 yards and two TDs in 2009 season opener vs. Meadville ... won Pennsylvania state title in javelin with personal best throw of 192-11 in 2010 ... caught 47 passes for 812 yards and 10 TDs as sophomore in 2008 ... besides tight end, played quarter­back, wide receiver, defensive end and linebacker ... hails from family of musicians and is proficient playing trombone, piano and euphonium ... mother is a music teacher ... played for coach Matt LaVerde at Oil City High School ... son of Davi


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