TE University After winning 3 consecutive Mackey Awards with Mike Ragone and Kyle Rudolph (the man, myth, legend), ND enters the 2012 season with a bit of a question mark at the position. rsJR Tyler Eifert has 35 career catches and has been a solid #2, but a new potential star has emerged. 6'6" 242lb Mike Gardner, after spending a year redshirting, progressed very well in the offseason and has claimed the #1 spot in the preseason. Despite being a 3* recruit and not having Eifert's speed, Gardner is rated 85 OVR, and his catch and block ratings are fantastic for a freshman. While the passes might be spread between the 2 of them and a Mackey Award for either is unlikely this season, Gardner's furture looks bright. Oh, and after DE Ethan Johnson graduated last season, #9 came open. Jello may have flashbacks.