BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – After stringing together a record-breaking four-year career on the Hill, WKU senior tight end Jack Doyle has been added to the 2013 Senior Bowl roster. Doyle will participate in the game on January 26 in Mobile, Ala., which will kick off at 3:00 PM (CT), and will be televised on the NFL Network.
Doyle joins Jonathan Cyprien from FIU as two members from Sun Belt Conference institutions to make the 2013 Senior Bowl roster. Doyle becomes the first Hilltopper to make the Senior Bowl roster since Joseph Jefferson earned a spot in the 2002 Senior Bowl game. Doyle and Jefferson are the only two Hilltoppers in school history to earn a trip to the Senior Bowl.
Doyle finished his illustrious career at WKU catching 162 passes – good for the second-most in WKU history behind only Jake Gaebler’s 168 grabs. The tight end caught a career-high 53 passes in 2012 for 566 yards, leading the team in both categories for the second consecutive year.
By season’s end, Doyle ranked fifth in the nation among tight ends in receptions, while ranking 11th in the nation in receiving yards by a tight end. The Indianapolis, Ind., native was named one of eight semifinalists for the 2012 John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s top tight end. Doyle was also named to the award’s preseason watch list for the second consecutive season in 2012.
Doyle helped guide WKU to its first FBS bowl game in school history in 2012, paving the way after playing in 42 games during his Hilltopper career. Doyle caught six passes in the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit, Mich., in his final game in a WKU uniform.
The 2013 Senior Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. The game is one of the premier senior showcase events held annually for the country’s top senior collegiate players and NFL draft prospects.