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    Troy Niklas

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Fullerton, CA

    High School:
    Servite

    Height / Weight:
    6-6½ / 270

    Position:
    Tight End


    11/19/2013

    Irish Welcome BYU for Season's Final Home Game

    Senior class - which has more wins (35) than any class since 1995 - will be honored.

    10/19/2013

    Defense Leads Irish Past USC, 14-10

    Notre Dame does not allow a point in second half in first home win over USC since 2001.

    10/14/2013

    Irish Back From Bye Week To Face Rival USC

    Nation's greatest intersectional rivalry resumes for the 85th time Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium (7:41 p.m. ET, NBC).

    09/17/2013

    Brian Kelly Michigan State Preview Transcript

    Irish head coach previews Saturday's contest with the Michigan State Spartans.

    08/31/2013

    Rees Leads No. 14 Notre Dame Past Temple, 28-6

    The victory by the Irish (1-0) was the 200th career win for coach Brian Kelly.

    07/09/2012

    FB: Coach Kelly Mic'd Up Feature

    From the Fighting Irish Digital Media Archives - Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly mic'd up during spring practice in April of 2012. The Irish are set to start fall preseason practice on Aug. 4, 2012.

    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.

    10/30/2011

    FB Navy Highlights

    Watch highlights from Notre Dame's victory against Navy.

    02/02/2011

    High school highlights of football signee Troy Niklas

    High school highlights of football signee Troy Niklas

    12/28/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Rutgers - UTSI

    New Era Pinstripe Bowl

    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.

    09/28/2013

    No. 22 Notre Dame vs. No. 14/12 Oklahoma (USATSI)

    George Atkinson III runs for 148 yards, but Irish have seven-game winning streak vs. OU snapped, 35-21.

    09/21/2013

    No. 22 Notre Dame vs. Michigan State (USATSI)

    The Fighting Irish topped the Spartans 17-13 for their 10th straight home victory.

    09/07/2013

    Notre Dame at Michigan (USATSI)

    The Irish fell 41-30 in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 115,109.

    NiklaS' HONORS & AWARDS

    2013 Mackey Award Watch List

    niklas' career highs

    Points scored: 6, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012

    Touchdowns: 1, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012

    Receptions: 1, 5 times

    Receiving yards: 30, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012 (1 receptions)

    Receiving TDs: 1, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012

    Long reception: 30, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012

    All-purpose yards: 30, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012

    Tackles: 4, Boston College, Nov. 19, 2011 (0-4)

    Fumbles recovered: 1, Navy, Oct. 29, 2011

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Made the transition from outside linebacker to tight end during 2012 spring practice ... started seven of the team's 13 games at tight end (started first four games and also vs. Oklahoma, Boston College and Alabama) ... one of five Irish receivers to log multiple catches of 25 yards or more ... recorded his first career reception for 29 yards in the win over Navy (Sept. 1) ... added one catch for a season-long 30 yards against Purdue (Sept. 8) ... had one reception for seven yards against Miami (Oct. 6) in the decisive 41-3 rout ... scored his first career touchdown on a seven-yard reception at Boston College (Nov. 10) ... became the 10th Notre Dame player, and second tight end, to find the end zone in 2012 with the score against the Eagles.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Played in 12 games for the Irish as an outside linebacker, starting the game against Michigan State ... tallied career-high four tackles and one-half tackle for loss in win vs. Boston College ... recorded two tackles and first career fumble recovery in a win vs. Navy ... registered three tackles in start against the Spartans.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Los Angeles Times lineman of the year as senior in 2010 ... two-way standout as both offensive and defensive lineman at Servite High School in Anaheim, Calif., where he played offensive guard and defensive tackle in 2010 ... helped Servite to 14-1 record in 2010, a second straight CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division title and runner-up in state playoffs ... named co-lineman of the year as senior in Trinity League by Orange County Register ... an offensive lineman on Los Angeles Times high school all-star football team for 2010 ... first-team all-state offensive lineman by CalHiSports ... rated 215th among all prospects nationally on Rivals.com 250 list ... rated 11th by SuperPrep among all prospects in California, Nevada and Hawaii ... all-CIF Southern Section Pac-5 as defensive lineman as senior by Orange County Register ... first-team defensive lineman on Orange County Register all-county team for 2010 ... two-time first-team all-Trinity League selection ... played tight end on offense until switch to guard as senior in 2010 ... made 14 tackles as senior in 48-8 CIF State Open Division title game loss to De La Salle ... helped Servite to 2009 California state title (33-20 victory over Rocklin in Division II championship), in addition to Pac-5 and Trinity League crowns ... caught 16 passes as tight end for 128 yards and three TDs in 2009 ... also helped Servite to Trinity League title as sophomore in 2008 ... brother, Austin, was senior linebacker at Air Force in 2012, making 128 tackles to lead team and earning honorable mention all-Mountain West Conference honors ... uncle, Bruce Matthews, played at USC, was ninth overall pick in 1983 NFL Draft, earned Pro Bowl honors 14 times while playing with NFL Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans from 1983-2001 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007 ... from same high school as former Irish quarterback standout, NFL veteran and current CBS Sports analyst Steve Beuerlein ... played for coach Troy Thomas at Servite ... son of Don and Kim Niklas ...enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management entrepreneurship.




    Niklas's Career Statistics

    Tackles
    Year G-S TT UT AT TFL SCKS FF FR
    2011 12-1 20 8 12 0.5-3 0.0 0.0 1
    TOTALS 12-1 20 8 12 0.5-3 0.0 0.0 1

    Receiving
    Year G-S Rec Yds TD LG Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G
    2012 13-7 5 75 1 30 .4 15 3.0
    TOTAL 13-7 5 75 1 30 .4 15 3.0
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