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Eifert Ends Streak, Te'o Extends Another

Te'o (left) saw his good friend Eifert go at #21

The selection of Tyler Eifert in the first round of Thursday night's NFL Draft added another link to the legacy at Tight End U. But 32 picks without the utterance of Manti Te'o's name ensured an ignominious streak would continue, and for the foreseeable future.

Just twice in the last 41 football seasons has Notre Dame's starting tight end not found future fortune: ascending to the top of the sport with an NFL paycheck of at least one season serving as the fruit of his extensive, life-long labor. Some switched positions, some starred, some struggled, and some found Super Bowl success. But with the exception of oft-injured late-1970s star Dean Matzek, and... Recommended Stories