INDIANAPOLIS — Back in January, Jack Doyle learned he had been named to his first-career Pro Bowl.
Today, Doyle was selected for another terrific honor.
Western Kentucky University announced Doyle has been voted to its football program's All-Century Team as its lone representative at tight end:
The Hilltoppers this year are celebrating their 100th football season; their All-Century Team was compiled through a combination of voting from fans, executive staff, hall of famers and fellow football letterman groups.
Just as he has been able to do with the Indianapolis Colts, Doyle used his consistent approach to produce some outstanding numbers throughout his career at Western Kentucky, where he was a four-year letterman from 2009-12.
A recruit out of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Doyle, an All-Sun Belt Conference selection his senior year, would set Western Kentucky career records for receptions (162) and receiving yards (1,769) by a tight end, as well as receptions by a freshman. His 162 career receptions are also No. 2 on the Hilltoppers' all-time list.
Doyle, who was selected to participate in the Senior Bowl in 2013, was not picked that year in the NFL Draft, but after initially signing with the Tennessee Titans, he has found a home once again in Indianapolis.
Doyle has seen his role grow each and every NFL season, and last year — his first as the Colts' No. 1 tight end — he established a career high with 80 receptions and 690 yards, while also adding four touchdowns. His 80 receptions were the second-most by a tight end in a single season in Colts franchise history.
Accordingly, Doyle would be selected to his first-career Pro Bowl, becoming the first former player in WKU history to accomplish that feat.
Doyle was one of four eligible tight ends on the WKU All-Century Team ballot; he was joined by Milton Biggins (1989-91), Tyler Higbee (2013-15) and Max Reed (1934-36).