Notre Dame Tight End Tyler Eifert Returning for Senior Year


Notre Dame junior tight end Tyler Eifert will remain at Notre Dame for his senior year and not enter the 2012 NFL Draft.

Eifert graded out as a third round prospect by the draft committee, just the perfect place to make the decision a very gray area. He will not follow in the footsteps of Kyle Rudolph, who had a very easy decision in declaring for the draft last year. Rudolph graded out as a first round prospect, and left South Bend to become a Minnesota Vikings’ second round pick.

A 2011 first-team All-American, Eifert led FBS tight ends with 63 receptions and 803 receiving yards. He broke Notre Dame’s record for most catches and receiving yards in a season by a tight end.

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