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.
Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas was named a semifinalist for the Mackey Award, given annually to college football's best tight end and won last year by Tyler Eifert.
With one more touchdown reception, Troy Niklas will do something that hasn't been done since 1977 at Notre Dame: Catch six touchdowns in a season as a tight end.
On paper, the greatest strength of Notre Dame's offense through six games is its pass-catchers. More specifically, it's Tommy Rees' top three targets -- T.J.