You can not talk about tight ends in the National Football League (NFL) these days without mentioning a certain Tyler Eifert who plays his pro football career in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals. Tyler is unquestionably talented, and he was picked in the first draft as the 21st overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. We got lots of juicy and motivating facts about him and now you’re going to get all of it.
Tyler Eifert Bio, Age
Tyler Gregory Eifert was born September 8, 1990, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He attended Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic School and Bishop Dwenger High School – all in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Most athletes are known for being active in high school sports and in Bishop Dwenger High, Eifert played football and had 9 touchdowns on offense, 97 tackles, and 5 interceptions on defense. Upon his graduation, he was enrolled at the University of Notre Dame and played for the schools’ team known as the Fighting Irish football team.
Eifert played in the 2010 season with 27 receptions for 352 yards and 2 touchdowns in 11 games. He was named 2011 Mackey award finalist because he broke his team’s record previously held by Ken MacAfee as the most tight-end single receptions and receiving yard. In 2012, after winning the Mackey Award, he decided to go professional, forgoing his senior year. During the 2013 NFL Draft, Eifert was picked in the first round as the 21st pick by the Cincinnati Bengals and he signed a four-year contract worth $8.25 million.
Career and Injury History
Tyler Eifert has a long history of getting injured and it is something that began for him as a younger athlete. He suffered a back injury in 2009 as a freshman in college which meant he only played one game the entire season. After joining the Cincinnati Bengals, he recorded five receptions for 47 yards in his first-ever game for them which was against the Chicago Bears. In his next match, he caught three passes for 66 yards against the Pittsburg Steelers and grabbed a very long catch, considered his longest that season. On December of the same year, he suffered a stinger injury and couldn’t participate in the final game of that season.
During the 2014 season, Eifert again suffered a dislocated elbow from a leg tackle and stayed out of the entire season recovering. In 2015 season he came back stronger, leading his team to victory over the Oakland Raiders with nine receptions for 104 yards and two touchdowns. In 2016, after a win over the Baltimore Ravens and earning the 2016 Pro Bowl, a game presented and sponsored by the United Services Automobile Association, he played in team Irvin but injured his ankle.
The same year, he suffered another back pain and went for three surgeries; two for his lingering back pain and the other for removing a cyst from his knee. The injuries he has suffered have greatly affected his career, instead of signing a long-term contract, on March 15, 2018, he signed a one-year contract to remain with his team.
Net Worth & Salary
Tyler Eifert’s latest one-year contract with the Bengals is worth $5.5 million and includes a $3 million signing bonus, plus a $3 million guaranteed sum. Considering his talents and capabilities, his last contract should have been a mega one that would place him somewhere among the highest-paid tight ends in the league but his injury woes have made his employers (as well as other recruiters) wary of signing him on a long-term deal. His current net worth is not available at this time.
Who is Tyler Eifert Dating? Girlfriend
The Cincinnati Bengal’s tight end is definitely not married yet but is also not single. Tyler Eifert is in a relationship and he has a girlfriend. The two caught the media’s attention in 2015. Her name is Rachael Kimack and she was born on July 31, 1991. Rachael has a degree in Health and Kinesiology from the University of Purdue in 2014. She was an athlete and played soccer on her school’s team but couldn’t continue due to an injury she suffered. She is currently working as a sales assistant at Medtronic Spine & Biologics.
However, there are speculations that the two are no longer together because no one seems to see pictures of them on social media anymore. Whether they are still an item or not remains a mystery to us all except their close friends and relatives. We will let you in on the state of things as soon as we get receive clarifications.
Tyler Eifert’s Height and Weight
The athlete’s height is the envy of every young aspiring athlete. Tyler is a head and shoulder taller than his peers in the league. His height must be a contributing factor to why he plays so well. Eifert can easily squeeze a shorter opponent coming close and toss him to the side which is a way of describing his commanding height advantage. He is 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm) tall and he weighs 255 lbs (116 kg).