Tyler Eifert

Tight End (TE) #88 Jacksonville Jaguars
Birthday September 8, 1990
Age 33 years
Height 6' 6''
Weight 255 lbs
College Notre Dame
Draft Year 2013
Draft Info 2013: Rd 1, Pk 21 (CIN
Retired Year 2021

Tyler Eifert, born Tyler Gregory Eifert, is a former NFL player who played as a tight end for eight seasons. He played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

He was born to parents Julie Burns Eifert and Gregory Eifert in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tyler’s father, Greg is a Purdue University graduate. In college, Greg played basketball with the famous basketball coach Gene Keady.

His mother, Julie, is also a Purdue graduate. As a matter of fact, his parents met during their college days and have been together ever since.

He has three siblings; two brothers Grady Eifert and Griffin Eifert, and a sister, Morgan Eifert. His sister Morgan is married to footballer Zack Martin, who was Tyler’s roommate at college.

Tyler’s younger brother Grady played basketball at Purdue University. At present, he is a graduate assistant at the University. Likewise, his youngest brother, Griffin plays football as a wide receiver at Notre Dame Fighting Irish like himself.

Regarding his personal life, Tyler Eifert has been married to Rachael Kimack since June 20, 2020. The duo tied the knot in Indianapolis in a private wedding attended by family and some friends. They had been dating for around five years before finally exchanging vows.

Tyler and Rachael have one child, a son, Lennon Eifert together.

Career Highlights

  • He could only play one game in his freshman year at Notre Dame due to a back injury.
  • In his sophomore year, he was a backup to Kyle Rudolph, however, Rudolph sustained a season-ending injury that gave Tyler a chance to take over as the starter.
  • Eifert was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round, the 21st overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Tyler suffered an injury in the 2016 Pro Bowl which sidelined him until Week 8 of the 2016 season.
  • He was placed on injured reserve in December 2016, after he needed to undergo surgery to fix his back injury.
  • He underwent back surgery in the 2017 season as well.
  • He extended his stay at the Bengals in the 2018 season, however, he suffered a right ankle injury during a Week 4 match against the Atlanta Falcons that sidelined him for the rest of the season.
  • He played for the Bengals in the 2019 season; he played all the games, starting in four of them.
  • He played the 2020 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had signed a two-year contract, however, the Jaguars declined Tyler’s team option in 2021.

Career Stats

2013 Cincinnati Bengals 15 15 39 445 11.4 61 2
2014 Cincinnati Bengals 1 1 3 37 12.3 20 0
2015 Cincinnati Bengals 13 12 52 615 11.8 31 13
2016 Cincinnati Bengals 8 2 29 394 13.6 71 5
2017 Cincinnati Bengals 2 1 4 46 11.5 22 0
2018 Cincinnati Bengals 4 2 15 179 11.9 29 1
2019 Cincinnati Bengals 16 4 43 436 10.1 27 3
2020 Jacksonville Jaguars 15 4 36 349 9.7 28 2
TOTAL 74 41 221 2,501 11.3 71 26

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