MOBILE, Ala. – Former WKU tight end Jack Doyle caught one pass for 22 yards on Saturday at the 2013 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Doyle, one of three tight ends on the North squad on Saturday, reeled in the 22-yard grab from quarterback Mike Glennon in the third quarter, leading to a field goal to cut the South’s lead to 14-10. Doyle and the North would ultimately fall to the South, 21-16.
Doyle’s 22-yard catch was the longest reception of the game, followed by Michael Williams’ 20-yard grab from the South. Doyle was one of eight players to catch a pass from the North squad.
Doyle was the first WKU player to participate in the Senior Bowl since Joseph Jefferson made the squad in 2002. Doyle and Jefferson are the only two Hilltoppers to make a Senior Bowl roster in WKU history.
Doyle wrapped up his career on the Hill catching 162 passes – good for the second-most in WKU history behind only Jake Gaebler’s 168 grabs. The tight end caught a career-high 53 passes in 2012 for 566 yards, leading the team in both categories for the second consecutive year.
The Indianapolis, Ind., native was named one of eight semifinalists for the 2012 John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s top tight end. By season’s end in 2012, Doyle ranked fifth in the nation among tight ends in receptions, while ranking 11th in the nation in receiving yards by a tight end.
Doyle was one of two student-athletes from Sun Belt Conference institutions to participate in the 2013 Senior Bowl, joining FIU’s Jonathan Cyprien.