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Former WKU tight end Jack Doyle selected to Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame

Senior tight end, Jack Doyle, reaches forward to for a touchdown. Doyle has been named this season’s “Mr. Reliable”. Doyle went onto to complete another touchdown during the game.

Former WKU Football Tight End Jack Doyle was named a class of 2024 member for the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame Thursday.

Doyle will be joined in the 2024 class by Fred Lee Davis, Luke Stocker, former Louisville Cardinal Harry Douglas and former Kentucky Wildcat Maurice Douglass.

The 2024 Hall of Fame class will be officially inducted on June 27-28.

“Jack Doyle is one of the greats in the history of WKU Football and WKU Athletics,” Athletic Director Todd Stewart said. “He displayed exemplary leadership as a three-year captain at an important time in our program’s history as it transitioned to the FBS ranks.”

Doyle spent four seasons on the hill from 2009 to 2012. Doyle was a three-year captain and still holds the record for receptions (162) and receiving yards (1,769) in a career by a tight end at WKU. Additionally, his 53 receptions in 2012 are the single-season high by a WKU tight end.

After his time at WKU, Doyle put together an impressive nine-year NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts. Doyle caught 295 passes for 2,729 yards and 24 touchdowns in his career and accumulated two Pro Bowl nods.

The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame formed in 2003 and inducts former NFL players with standout careers that have a connection to Kentucky.

“As Chair of the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame, it is an honor to welcome Jack Doyle into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame,” Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame Chair Kay Collier McLaughlin said. “Jack is a fine human being whose record in the National Football League brings honor to him as an individual, and to Western Kentucky University.”

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