Did Tyler Eifert hop on the Trump train?

Did Tyler Eifert hop on the Trump train?
Posted at 1:22 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 13:25:05-04

CINCINNATI -- There was one Donald Trump supporter who stood (literally) heads above the sea of people at the Sharonville Convention Center Wednesday night.

One might even call him "tower-like."

According to a post from Hamilton County Republican Party Chair Alex Triantafilou, Bengals TE Tyler Eifert has jumped "on the Trump train."

The Pro-Bowler and franchise record-holder was photographed with the chairman at Wednesday night's rally.

On Facebook, Triantafilou wrote "Bengals Pro Bowl Tight End Tyler Eifert joined us at the Trump rally. Great talking to him tonight! He's on the Trump train!"

Eifert's not alone in the sports world as a possible Trump supporter -- but he's certainly on the younger side of the crowd.

Chicago Bears coaching legend Mike Ditka, Indiana basketball icon and former coach Bobby Knight, professional golfer John Daly and former boxer-turned-actor Mike Tyson have all made public statements supporting Trump.

One particular endorsement could have made an impact on Eifert (a University of Notre Dame alumnus); Lou Holtz, retired college football coach and lifelong Fighting Irish hypeman, is shown in a video -- tweeted by Trump -- endorsing the Republican candidate just ahead of Indiana's primary election.

A few other athletes -- many on the eccentric side -- have endorsed Trump: Dennis Rodman, Jesse Ventura, former Bengal Terrell Owens, Richie Incognito and Rex Ryan.