2021 Tight Ends


Oct 31, 2009
Looking like a solid class of Tight Ends.

Charlie Kolar (Sr.) 6'-6" 260 Iowa State
Career 106 receptions; 1,425 yards; 17 TD's
Athlon's 1st Team Pre-Season All American ; 1st Team All Big 12; Mackey Award Finalist in 2020;

Brant Kuithe (Jr.) 6'-2" 230 Utah
2nd Team Preason All PAC 12; put the NFL on hold
Career 79 catches for 1,065 yards & 7 TD's + 13 carries for 150 yards rushing( 11.5 avg per carry!) & 3 TD's ...displays some Running Back skills

Michael Mayer (Soph.) 6'-5" 249 Notre Dame
aka Baby Gronk; 3rd Team Athlon's Pre-Season All American Team
Freshman season 42 receptions for 450 yards & 2 TD's; elite ability to break tackles

Jake Ferguson (Sr.) 6'-5" 242 Wisconsin
Career 99 receptions ; 1,168 yards ; & 10 TD's
Pre season 1st Team All Big 10 Athlon's

Trey McBride
(Sr.) 6'-4" 260 Colorado State
Career 74 catches for 979 yards & 9 TD's
Athlon's Preseason 2nd Team All MWC
Has the look of a future NFL TE

Isaac Rex (Soph.) 6'-6" 247 BYU
Last season caught 12 TD's as a redshirt Freshman! 37 receptions 429 yards ( 5-96-2 vs UCF Boca Raton Bowl)
2021 John Mackey Watch List
Dad Byron was an A-A TE @ BYU

Cade Otton (Jr.) 6'-5" 250 Washington
2021 Preseason 3rd All-America (Phil Steele); All PAC 12 1st Team
Career 63 receptions for 776 yards & 8 TD's
Could have entered NFL Draft last season

Austin Stogner
(Jr.) 6'-6" 251 Oklahoma
Third leading receiver for the Sooners last season despite missing final two games due to injury
Pre Season 2nd Team All Big 12
Career 33 receptions ; 488 yards & 5 TD's

Peyton Hendershot (Sr.) 6'-4" 254 Indiana
3rd Team All Big 10 in 2020
Career 90 receptions ; 936 yards & 10 TD's
Had to work thru some legal issues

Sam LaPorta (Jr.) 6'-4" 249 Iowa
Preseason 3rd Team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele
42 receptions for 459 yards & TD
Hawkeyes next great TE??
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Hall of Famer
Jul 30, 2006
This year's class is deep. Amazing how the TE position has enjoyed a bounce back. Looking forward to big seasons for all of these guys.

Red Raider

Jul 23, 2017
Really really good group of TE’s this year. These 4 guys I’m about to list are all good bets to get drafted.

Greg Dulcich (JR) 6’4” 242lbs UCLA
Dulcich, Kyle Phillips, and Chase Cota make UCLA fun to watch! Dulcich is a converted WR who shined at TE in 2020, his first season as a starter. 26-517-5 receiving in 2020 in only 7 games. NFL scouts like him. Former walk-on of course.

Will Mallory (JR) 6’5” 245lbs Miami
Mallory should have a big year with Brevin Jordan leaving for the NFL. 43-659-7 in his first 3 seasons, he could surpass all those numbers this year alone.

Jeremy Ruckert (SR) 6’5” 252lbs Ohio State
Very talented TE who will be next in a long line of NFL TE’s from Ohio State. 5 TD’s in 2020 while sharing time with 2 other TE’s who are now in the NFL.

Nick Muse (SR) 6’5” 249lbs South Carolina
Brother of Tanner Muse. Nick has been a solid receiver for South Carolina the last couple of seasons but has only scored 1 TD. Originally transferred from William & Mary. 47-583-1 in his 2 seasons at SC. 81-1011-3 in his career including his William & Mary stats. Need to see more TD’s.


Oct 31, 2009
Iowa State Cyclones are Ranked in Top # 8 of most Pre Season polls....

May have the Best 1 - 2 Punch at Tight End on one team in the Nation! Charlie Kolar is arguably the best TE in CFB this season....should be fun to watch led by QB Brock Purdy & LB Mike Rose one of the best defensive players in the land.

Chase Allen (Sr.) 6 '- 7" 250 Iowa State
2020 Second Team All-Big 12; Career 48 receptions 526 yards & 4 TD's
You know your a pretty bad dude when you wear #11 @ TE


Oct 31, 2009
Yes it is Bucky! Gotta make this ADDITION! LIGHTS OUT FRESHMAN !

TE Brock Bowers 6'-4" 230 Georgia
...a 2020 four-star recruit from Napa CA reportedly clocked a 4.5 40-yard time and a 40-inch vertical in high school, and the speed and explosiveness have been apparent on the field! .......So far early in the season Bowers leads Georgia in receiving 18 receptions 272 yards& 4 TD's (including a long of 89!) + 1 carry for 12 yards

Hard to believe September is done ....so far Colorado State TE Trey McBride is 2nd in the Nation Receptions per game (9.0) ....36 - 398 - 1 TD
Notre Dame TE Michael Mayer aka Baby Gronk Ranks 2nd (6 .0) for Tight Ends 24 - 267 - 3 TD's

Jimmy Chitwood

Hall of Famer
Aug 10, 2005
there are SO MANY gifted and dominant tight ends appearing these days! what a joy they are to watch.

as someone who has often been accused of being “weird” because i’m also frequently said to be “thinking too much,” i wonder if any innovative offensive coaches have consider/implemented an offense that exclusively uses this new breed of big, fast, do-it-all tight ends rather than the normal 1 or 2 tight end sets and a couple of wide receivers ...

i think it would cause MASSIVE matchup nightmares for opposing defenses, because so many of these tight ends are really just giant wideouts (with wideout speed in many cases) who can also block. think about the difficulty of what personnel packages a defense would need to use, when an offense could line up in a power running formation then motion into a four-wide set without having to substitute. WOW! and if that was combined with using a dual threat quarterback as your tailback with a pass-first qb (who can run a little bit) taking the snaps ... well, explosive!

that would seem to be not only doable from a recruiting standpoint, but it would also be a fun offense to play in (lots of players touching the ball and being involved in all phases of the game) and a hard offense to stop.

i guess, much like with the Caste System, too many coaches just do what everyone else is doing and are unwilling to rock the boat.


Hall of Famer
Jul 30, 2006
Top Ten TEs by receiving yards in 2021

1. Trey McBride Colorado St 90 receptions 1121 yards 1 TD
2. Michael Mayer Notre Dame 64 receptions 768 yards 5 TDs
3. Greg Dulchich UCLA 42 receptions 725 yards 5 TDs
4. Charlie Kolar Iowa State 58 receptions 723 yards 5 TDs
5. Zack Kuntz Old Dominion 71 receptions 674 yards 5 TDs
6. Gerrit Prince UAB 32 receptions 656 yards 8 TDs
7. Benjamin Yurosek 42 receptions 653 yards 3 TDs
8. Brock Bowers 37 receptions 652 yards 10 TDs
9. Austin Allen Nebraska 38 receptions 602 yards 2 TDs
10. Brant Kuithe Utah 43 RECEPTIONS 522 yards 6 TDs
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