Jack Doyle (American football)

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Jack Doyle
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Doyle in the 2014 NFL season.
No. 84 Indianapolis Colts
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-05-05) May 5, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 267 lb (121 kg)
Career information
High school: Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral
College: Western Kentucky
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2015
Receptions: 27
Receiving yards: 169
Receiving average: 6.0
Receiving TDs: 2
Stats at NFL.com

Jack Doyle (born May 5, 1990) is an American football tight end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Western Kentucky.

Early life[edit]

At Cathedral High School, Doyle was All-State and earned Honorable Mention All-State honors. Doyle was a member of the team that won the championship in 2006. In his senior year, he caught 21 passes for 400 yards and four touchdowns, and earned an Indianapolis Star Honorable Mention. In addition to Football, Doyle lettered in rugby and won a state title in 2008.[1]

College career[edit]

During Doyle's freshman year in 2009, he started 10 games at tight end. Doyle finished with 365 yards on 37 catches with one touchdown. After the season, Doyle was named to Phil Steele's National All-Freshman squad.[1]

Doyle started 7 games during as a sophomore. Eventhough he suffered a season-ending injury, he still caught 20 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns. During his junior year, Doyle started all 12 games, and was named second-team All-Sun Belt.[1]

Doyle, as a senior, had his best season. He started all 13 games, and caught a total of 53 passes for 566 yards and five touchdowns. Because of the stellar season, Doyle was named first-team All-Sun Belt. During his tenure, Doyle was a three-time captain for Western Kentucky.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, Doyle was signed by the Tennessee Titans. Doyle was released during the final cuts, but was immediately signed by the Indianapolis Colts on September 1, 2013. Doyle is primarily being used as a run blocker, and had his first professional catch on October 20, 2013 against the Denver Broncos, for 7 yards.[2] Doyle finished his rookie season with 5 receptions on 7 targets for 19 yards.[3]

In 2014, Doyle beat out fellow tight ends Weslye Saunders and Erik Swoope to make the Colts initial 53 man roster.[4] On September 15, 2014, in a 27-30 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Doyle caught his first touchdown pass, which was also the 50th of Andrew Luck's career. Doyle finished off 2014 with 18 receptions for 118 yards, and 2 touchdowns.

In 2015, Doyle again beat out several other tight ends to remain the Colts 3rd string.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2013 Indianapolis Colts 15 4 5 19 3.8 8 0
2014 Indianapolis Colts 16 1 18 118 6.6 20 2
Total 31 5 23 137 6.0 20 2


Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2013 Indianapolis Colts 2 1 1 7 7.0 7 0
2014 Indianapolis Colts 2 0 6 23 3.8 8 0
Total 4 1 7 30 4.3 8 0