The circumstances came as a bit of a surprise, but Notre Dame is looking toward Ben Koyack as its top tight end this year.
2013 review: Troy Niklas stepped in for Tyler Eifert and caught five touchdowns, all the while proving to be a solid blocker too.
SOUTH BEND, Ind -- Troy Niklas is among eight players up for the Mackey Award, given annually to the nation's top tight end and an honor given to Tyler Eifert last year.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- It was about 5:30 on a June morning when Joe Schmidt III got a phone call.