Tyler Kroft

Tyler Kroft

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Kroft with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015
No. 81Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-10-15) October 15, 1992
Place of birth: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Downingtown East High School
College: Rutgers
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 3 / Pick: 85
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2016
Receptions: 21
Receiving yards: 221
Receiving touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Tyler Kroft (born October 15, 1992) is an American football tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Rutgers.

Early years

Kroft attended Downingtown East High School in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. He played tight end and wide receiver. He was rated by Rivals.com as a three-star recruit.[1] He committed to Rutgers University to play college football.[2]

College career

Kroft was redshirted as a freshman in 2011. As a redshirt freshman in 2012, he played in 11 games and had three receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown.[3] As a redshirt sophomore in 2013, Kroft started 12 of 13 games and had 43 receptions for 573 yards and four touchdowns.[4][5] Kroft started 12 of 13 games as a redshirt junior in 2014, recording 24 receptions for 269 yards.

After his redshirt junior season he entered the 2015 NFL Draft.[6][7] He finished his college career with 70 receptions for 901 yards and five touchdowns.

Professional career

Kroft was drafted by the Bengals in the third round, 85th overall, in the 2015 NFL Draft.


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