2012 ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES & MEDIA): Jack Doyle (WKU, Sr., TE), has been selected First Team All-Sun Belt Conference (Coaches & Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Doyle is on the all-conference team for the second straight season after earning a second-team selection in 2011. The Indianapolis, Ind., native was one of eight national semifinalist for the 2012 John Mackey Award in 2012. He led WKU in both receptions (47) and receiving yards (530) from the tight end position - the second straight year he has led the team in both categories.
Doyle averaged 11.3 yards per catch and 44.2 yards per game. He recorded at least one catch in all 12 games, and had at least three receptions in 11 contests. He posted a season-best seven receptions against #1 Alabama, while racking up a season-high 82 receiving yards against Louisiana-Monroe. He also pulled in two of his four touchdown receptions on the year against ULM.
Named a second team all-Sun Belt Conference performer after setting career highs in receptions (52) and receiving yards (614) while playing in all 12 regular season games for the first time in his career...Led the Hilltoppers in both receptions and receiving yards for the regular season...Averaged over 50 yards per game receiving and over four catches per game, while going over 100 yards receiving in three different games, putting him over 1,000 yards receiving for his career...Led the Hilltoppers in receiving on seven different occasions...Tied for the team lead with four catches for 35 yards in the home opener against Navy (09/10/11) in week two...Led the Hilltopper offense the following week with 68 yards receiving off five catches against Indiana State (09/17/11)...Posted his first career 100-yard receiving performance in week five against Middle Tennessee (10/06/11), leading the Hilltoppers with six catches for 100 yards, including a 34-yard grab in helping WKU to its first win of the season...Led the Hilltoppers the following week against Florida Atlantic (10/15/11) with 36 yards on four receptions...Went over 100 yards receiving for the second time on the season the next week against Louisiana-Lafayette (10/22/11), finishing with 106 yards receiving on seven receptions, including a career-long 39-yard catch in the second half helping the Hilltoppers to their first home win of the season...Went over the 1,000-yard receiving mark for his career against No.1-ranked LSU (11/12/11)...Finished the game with a team-best five receptions for 44 yards...Notched a career-high with nine receptions the following week on the road against North Texas (11/19/11)...Finished with nine catches for 89 yards in the WKU win...Closed out the regular season with his third 100-yard receiving performance of the regular season, leading the Hilltopper offense with six catches for 101 yards, including a 39-yard catch that tied a career and season-high.
Preseason 2011: Named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, presented annually the nation's most oustanding tight end.
Started each of the first seven games before an injury suffered at Louisiana-Lafayette sidelined him for the rest of the season...Caught 20 passes for 224 yards and a pair of touchdowns in those seven contests, ranking fourth on the team in receiving yards...Posted a career-best seven catches for 94 yards and a touchdown at South Florida...Also hauled in a touchdown catch the following week at Florida International...Had multiple receptions four times during the year.
Named to Phil Steele's National All-Freshman squad after the 2009 season...Saw action in 10 games, starting at tight end in all 10...Finished second on the team with 365 yards receiving off 37 grabs and one touchdown, averaging 3.7 catches per game, good for ninth best in the Sun Belt Conference...Led the Hilltopper offense with four receptions, including a 10-yard grab in the season opener at Tennessee...Reeled in four passes the following week in the home opener against South Florida, totaling 22 yards...Had 27 yards receiving in week three, off three receptions against Central Arkansas...Recorded a career-high 80 yards receiving off six receptions on the road against Navy...Led WKU with 41 yards receiving, including a 26-yard grab in week five against Florida International...Returned from injury in week eight to catch three passes, including one touchdown reception against North Texas...Led the Hilltopper offense with 60 yards receiving on four receptions, including a 30-yard reception...Tallied second career six-catch game against Troy, totaling 55 yards receiving...Caught three passes for 29 yards on the road against Florida Atlantic.
Played three seasons for Catherdral High School, earning Special Selection All-State and Associated Press Honorable Mention All-State honors and a key member of the 2006 state championship team...Reeled in 21 receptions for 400 yards and four touchdowns during his senior season for the Fighting Irish...Earned Indianapolis Star Honorable Mention All-City and First Team All-Catholic honors following senior season...Also lettered in rugby, winning a state title in 2008.
Full Name - John Glenn Doyle; Parents - John P. Doyle (Truck Driver) and Nancy J. Doyle (HR Coordinator); Birth - May 5, 1990; HS - Cathedral High School '08; HS Coach - Jim O'Hara (Dayton); HS Letters - football 3, rugby 1; Major - physical education.