#18 Ben Koyack
KOYAK[apos]S HONORS & AWARDS
Mackey Award Watch List (2013, 2014)
College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Tight End (11.10.13)
KOYAK[apos]S CAREER HIGHS
Points scored: 6, Navy, Nov 2, 2013; vs ASU, Oct 05, 2013; at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013
TDs: 1, Navy, Nov 2, 2013; vs ASU, Oct 05, 2013; at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013
Receptions: 4, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013
Receiving yards: 76, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013 (4 receptions)
Receiving TDs: 1, Navy, Nov 2, 2013; vs Arizona State, Oct 5, 2013; at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013
Long reception: 38, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013
All-purpose yards: 76, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013
JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in all 13 games with five starts at tight end … caught 10 passes for 171 yards and three TDs … the Irish won all three games when he had a TD … enjoyed his most productive day as a receiver at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) when he had four grabs for 76 yards, including a career-long reception of 38 yards … had two catches for 34 yards and a TD against Navy … caught a 22-yard TD and had a seven-yard catch at Air Force (Oct. 26) … first catch of the season was a 19-yard TD reception against Arizona State (Oct. 5).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Appeared in 12 games during the season and started one game (vs. Alabama) … registered three receptions for 39 yards … made a splash in the season opener against Navy (Sept. 1) with a 23-yard catch … also had grabs against Purdue (Sept. 8) and Wake Forest (Nov. 17) for five and 11 yards, respectively … started as part of a three-tight end package in BCS National Championship Game vs. Alabama.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Played in 12 games, while starting the game vs. Air Force (Oct. 8) … did not play vs. USF … caught one pass for five yards in win at Pittsburgh.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Received first-team Pennsylvania all-state honors from Pennsylvania Sportswriters and Associated Press in 2010 … also Pennsylvania Football News/Coaches AAA first-team Pennsylvania all-state in 2010 … named SuperPrep Northeast Offensive Player of the Year … rated best tight end in country and 25th-best prospect overall by Scout.com … ranked 34th on Sporting News Top 100 list … named to ESPNU Top 150 and MaxPreps Top100 recruiting lists … named to Rivals100 list … chosen to play in Under Armour All-America Bowl … Pennsylvania Region 5 all-star in 2010 … selected top player in Pennsylvania by Pittsburgh Sports Report and second-best player in state by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette prior to 2010 season … guided Oil City Senior High School in Oil City, Pa., to 9-3 record as senior in 2010 … recorded 62 receptions for 1,031 yards and 11 TDs as a senior … averaged 16.6 yards per catch … totaled 65.5 tackles and six and a half tackles for loss on defense in 2010, adding one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups … set Pennsylvania District 10 records with 152 career receptions for 2,591 yards … caught eight passes for 135 yards and a TD in a 35-21 win over DuBois in 2010 … made 11 tackles in 49-28 victory vs. Girard in 2010 … had four receptions for 121 yards and two TDs while making nine tackles on defense vs. Franklin in 2010 … caught eight passes for 171 yards and two TDs in 42-26 win over Slippery Rock in 2010 … played in seven games as a junior in 2009 and caught 43 passes for 748 yards and seven TDs … averaged 17.4 yards per catch in 2009 … registered nine receptions for 249 yards and two TDs in 2009 season opener vs. Meadville … won Pennsylvania state title in javelin with personal best throw of 192-11 in 2010 … caught 47 passes for 812 yards and 10 TDs as a sophomore in 2008 … besides tight end, played quarterback, wide receiver, defensive end and linebacker … hails from family of musicians and is proficient playing trombone, piano and euphonium … mother is a music teacher … played for coach Matt LaVerde at Oil City High School … son of David and Karen Koyack … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing.
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