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Tyler Kroft
TE #81
Height:
6-6
Weight:
250
Age:
24
College:
Rutgers
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

REC
1
YDS
5
AVG
5
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 22 226 10.3 22 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2017 CIN 2 2 1 5 5 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 CIN 14 11 10 92 9.2 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 CIN 16 6 11 129 11.7 22 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 BAL L 0-20 1 5 5 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 HOU L 9-13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

     Third-round 2015 draft choice blossomed late in ’15 season and filled bigger role in ’16, playing in 14 games, with 11 starts ... His opportunities increased in ’16 due to injuries to Pro Bowl TE Tyler Eifert ... Enters 2017 with 21 career catches for 221 yards and one TD ... Also has logged 17 special teams tackles.

      Third-round 2015 draft choice blossomed late in ’15 season and filled bigger role in ’16, playing in 14 games, with 11 starts ... His opportunities increased in ’16 due to injuries to Pro Bowl TE Tyler Eifert ... Enters 2017 with 21 career catches for 221 yards and one TD ... Also has logged 17 special teams tackles.

 

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in third round of 2015 NFL Draft (85th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-28-15.

 

     2016 highlights: Played in Games 1-14, with 11 starts ... Inactive for Game 15-16 with knee/ankle injuries ... Logged 10 catches for 92 yards ... Tied for fifth on team in special teams stops (seven) ... Caught three-for-35 on Sept. 18 at Pittsburgh and three-for-29 on Oct. 9 at Dallas ... Caught two-for-19 on Oct. 16 at New England ... Caught one pass for six yards Oct. 30 vs. Washington in London ... Exited in third quarter with a concussion on Nov. 27 at Baltimore, but was cleared to return for Dec. 4 vs. Philadelphia.

 

     Previous season: 2015—Played in Games 1-16 ... Six starts, three in base offense replacing injured Tyler Eifert and three as part of multiple-TE alignment ... Also started Wild Card playoff, as a second TE ... Had first career reception Nov. 29 vs. St. Louis, for four yards ... Made first career start as part of base offense on Dec. 6 at Cleveland, subbing for injured Tyler Eifert, and had a 17-yard reception ... Caught two-for-31 on Dec. 13 vs. Pittsburgh ... Made second start in base offense on Dec. 20 at San Francisco, and caught three-for-31, including 20-yard TD from QB AJ McCarron in second quarter ... On Dec. 28 at Denver, logged four receptions for 46 yards, including 15-yarder on third-and-eight during Bengals’ game-tying drive in fourth quarter.

 

     College: Played 37 games with 24 starts for Rutgers over three seasons (2012-14), with a redshirt year in 2011 ... Entered NFL Draft following his junior season ... Established his receiving potential as a sophomore, when he led the team in catches (43) and receiving yards (573) ... His totals fell to 24-for-269 as a junior, but Rutgers moved to a run-dominated offensive scheme for 2014, and in adjusting to that switch he improved his NFL stock as a blocker and team player ... Earned Rutgers’ 2014 Loyal Knight Award, given to a player “who has displayed great character in sacrificing personal goals for the good of the team” ... In 2014, appeared in 13 games (11 starts) as Rutgers went 8-5 in its first Big Ten season, capping year with Quick Lane Bowl victory over North Carolina ... Named First Team All-American Athletic Conference in 2013.

 

     Personal: Hometown is Downington, Pa ... Attended Downington East High School, where he played WR as a senior after playing the previous two seasons at TE ... Hobbies include target shooting and video games.

 

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