TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State tight end Chris Coyle feels honored to even be mentioned in the same breath as former Sun Devil tight ends Zach Miller and Todd Heap, whose images adorn the walls of the tight end group's meeting room.
But as Coyle closes in on ASU's all-time tight end records, he wants to surpass the two most prolific tight ends in program history.
"It's pretty crazy," Coyle said. "I'm still striving to get to the top of the list though. I'm very pleased with myself that I'm even up there with those guys, but I want to be the best."
Coyle, a junior, has already tied Heap, currently with the Arizona Cardinals, for fifth all-time on ASU's list for receptions by a tight end in a season with 48. He needs nine more to break Miller's record of 56 set in 2004. With two guaranteed games left and a possible bowl game, the record is well within reach.
"I heard about it at the beginning of the year, I knew how many he had," Coyle said. "I wasn't sure if I was going to be able...