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TROY NIKLAS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals take Notre Dame tight end Niklas in second round

While the fan base was waiting for an outside linebacker, a quarterback or an offensive tackle, the Cardinals filled one of their biggest needs on offense with their first pick of the second round, taking Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas. Niklas is huge at 6-foot-6, 270 pounds and will fill a need for a blocking tight end after Jim Dray departed in free agency, signing a three-year...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Prospect: Troy Niklas

The tight end group is currently under the spotlight as I continue to breakdown 2014 NFL Draft prospects. With the Jets need at tight end more apparent than ever, I recently took a look at Eric Ebron. Next up is Troy Niklas, a mammoth of a prospect out of Notre Dame. About:  The 6’6, 270 pound Niklas was an outside linebacker his freshman season at Notre Dame. Before his sophomore...
Via Turn On The Jets
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame's Troy Niklas to enter NFL Draft, skip senior season

Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas will skip his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, the fourth Irish player to announce he is leaving with a year of eligibility left. Michael Bertsch, Notre Dame's director of football media relations, confirmed on Friday the 6-foot-7, 270-pound junior from Fullerton, Calif., has informed coach Brian Kelly of his decision. ''I have...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame's Niklas is intimidating tight end

Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas is an intimidating figure at 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds and a physique so impressive former teammate Manti Te'o nicknamed him ''Hercules.'' Off the field, though, the mere mention of Niklas' name brings a smile to teammates' faces because of his offbeat character. ''He's definitely a goofball, but a great guy...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame TE Niklas near school TD record

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By TOM COYNE Associated Press Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas is a touchdown catch away from tying a school record. The 6-foot-6, 270-pound junior has five touchdown catches as No. 24 Notre Dame (7-2) heads into Saturday's game at Pittsburgh (4-4). The school record is six TD catches by Ken MacAfee in winning the national title in 1977. Niklas...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas, Known As ‘Hercules’, Reveals His Max Bench Press

Troy isn’t afraid to strike a pose One reason for that is his play on the field — Niklas has two touchdown receptions in the team’s first two games and currently averages 71 yards per game. Another reason is the 6-foot-7, 270-pound converted linebacker’s larger-than-life personality. Niklas, who is nicknamed “Hercules,” has gained a reputation as one of the team’s strongest...
Via College Spun
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame SID responds to Jadeveon Clowney’s blocking sled flip, must be tired of the SEC

Notre Dame SID Michael Bertsch tweeted a video of Troy Niklas flipping a blocking sled (twice) in response to Jadeveon Clowney's now-viral video.
Via Gamedayr
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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