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TE Ben Koyack

Observer Sports Staff | Thursday, February 3, 2011


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Oil City High School

Oil City, Pa.

Notre Dame has a long history of excellent pass-catching tight ends, and Ben Koyack could be next in line. After catching six touchdowns in seven games during his junior season, Koyack was sidelined for the rest of 2009. He came back strong for his senior campaign, catching 62 passes for 1031 yards and 11 touchdowns and was named to Pennsylvania’s AAA all-state team.

While Koyack has shown the ability to block to the level his position demands, his strength is his pass-catching ability. His size and ball skills make him a dangerous threat vertically, and he can go up and get passes because of his size and good on-field awareness. Koyack will join the Irish behind junior Tyler Eifert and fifth-year senior Mike Ragone.