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    Ben

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Oil City, PA

    High School:
    Oil City

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 254

    Position:
    Tight End


    11/11/2014

    Brian Kelly Arizona State Review Teleconference Transcript

    Coach Kelly reviews the Fighting Irish's performance against Arizona State.

    10/04/2014

    Golson Rallies No. 9 Irish to Win Over No. 14 Stanford, 17-14

    23-yard TD pass to Ben Koyack on 4th and 11 with 1:01 remaining pushes Notre Dame to 5-0.

    09/14/2014

    Notre Dame vs. Purdue- Postgame Notes

    Notre Dame took down Purdue, 30-14

    08/19/2014

    Football Media Day Transcript With Coaches and Players

    Coaches and players spoke with the media on Tuesday

    08/01/2014

    Brian Kelly Season-Opening Press Conference Transcript

    04/24/2012

    FB: ICON 39 - Blue Gold Saturday

    Irish Connection returns to take you inside Blue-Gold Saturday with the Notre Dame football team.

    04/21/2012

    FB: Blue Gold Game (1st Half)

    04/21/2012

    FB: Blue Gold Game (2nd Half)

    04/21/2012

    FB: Blue Gold Game (Highlights)

    Highlights of the 2012 Blue-Gold Game.

    03/31/2012

    FB: Practice Update March 31

    The Notre Dame football team continues its 2012 spring practice schedule and UND.com continues its daily report with a look at the team's first scrimmage of the season and onto the field with tight ends coach Scott Booker.

    11/08/2014

    Football vs. Arizona State

    NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Arizona State (USATSI)

    10/11/2014

    No. 6 Notre Dame Football vs. North Carolina

    USATSI Gallery

    10/04/2014

    #9/8 Notre Dame 17, #14/13 Stanford 14 (USATSI)

    Golson's 23-yard TD pass to Ben Koyack on 4th and 11 with 1:01 remaining pushes Notre Dame to 5-0.

    04/12/2014

    85th Annual Blue-Gold Game

    Notre Dame Spring Football Game

    11/02/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Navy (USATSI)

    Irish average 9.0 yards per play - a high since 1998 - en route to 38-34 victory.

    KOYAK'S HONORS & AWARDS

    • Mackey Award Watch List (2013, 2014)

    • College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Tight End (11.10.13)

    KOYAK'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.

    Koyack's Career Statistics

    Receiving
    Year G-S Rec Yds TD LG Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G
    2011 12-1 1 5 0 5 0.1 5.0 0.4
    2012 12-2 3 39 0 23 0.3 13.0 3.2
    2013 13-5 10 171 3 38 0.8 17.1 13.2
    TOTAL 37-8 14 215 3 38 0.4 15.4 5.8
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