Tyler Eifert played his most significant time of his career last Saturday in Notre Dame's 44-20 victory over Western Michigan.
The former Bishop Dwenger star teamed with Mike Ragone to replace tight end Kyle Rudolph, who was lost for the season because of a hamstring injury.
Eifert had the second-most catches (4) for the Irish, gained 72 yards and scored his first touchdown.
"It was a lot of fun," Eifert said of last week. "I've played a little bit this year, but it was the first real action I got since almost high school."
Eifert's touchdown was a 39-yard grab with 2:19 to play in the second quarter.
He told reporters after the game that he actually ran the incorrect route, but quarterback Dayne Crist was able to find him for the sophomore's longest reception of his career.
"It was really exciting just getting into the end zone and having all of your teammates come maul you," Eifert said. "It was a great experience. Hopefully, it was the first of more to come."