Downingtown East Grad Hitting His Stride After Injury-Riddled First Season in Buffalo

Image of Tyler Kroft via the Buffalo Bills.

Downingtown East High School graduate Tyler Kroft has begun to hit his stride after an injury-riddled first season with the Buffalo Bills, writes Heather Prusak for the WSYR-TV.

The 6-foot-6, 250-pound tight end hauled in a pair of touchdowns, including the game-winner, in a 35-32 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Week Three of the NFL season.

After spending four years with the Cincinnati Bengals – where he registered a career-high 42 receptions for 404 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017 – Kroft signed a three-year deal worth $18.75 million with the Bills before last season.

However, injuries, specifically a broken foot and hurt ankle, marred that campaign.

“Playing on two bad feet last year, there was a lot of stuff to overcome personally, but I’ve always been taught (that) you come to work every day ready to go,” said Kroft, who played collegiately at Rutgers. “You handle your opportunities when they come and handle your business like a pro.”

“Just the way he’s battled back and stayed with it, you know it would have been easy for him to just go in the tank, and say, ‘This just ain’t it,’ and he didn’t do that,” Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley said of Kroft. “He battled back, and he made a lot of freaking plays for us.”

Read more about Tyler Kroft at WSYR-TV here.

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