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Eifert training in Florida

Tyler Eifert will get ready for his NFL career in Florida.

The former Notre Dame and Bishop Dwenger standout is training at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., as he prepares for the NFL draft, according to his mother, Julie.

Linebacker Manti Te'o is also training at IMG, according to reports.

The 6-foot-6, 251-pounder, who played in one game as a freshman before a back injury forced him to miss the rest of the season, announced after the Irish's 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS championship game that he would not use his final year of eligibility at Notre Dame.

Eifert graduated in December.

Eifert left Notre Dame as the school's all-time leader in receptions (140) and receiving yards (1,840) by a tight end. He had 11 touchdowns with the Irish.

Eifert signed with agent Tom Condon, Julie Eifert said.

The Journal Gazette's Assistant Sports Editor Tony Krausz covers The University of Notre Dame. Krausz, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a native of St. Louis, has been assistant sports editor since October 2005. Prior to joining the JG, he worked at two papers in Mississippi covering high school and college athletics.

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