Written By The Friends of John Mackey
New York, N.Y. (November 18, 2013) - The Friends of John Mackey has announced eight semifinalistsfor the 2013 John Mackey Award.
Listed alphabetically, they are Jace Amaro (JR, TexasTech), Ted Bolser (SR, Indiana), Eric Ebron (JR, North Carolina), Devin Funchess (SO,Michigan), Gator Hoskins (SR, Marshall), Troy Niklas (JR, Notre Dame), Nick O'Leary (JR,Florida State) and Austin Seferian-Jenkins (JR, Washington).
The eight semi-finalists were determined by confidential balloting of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee.
Given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the 2013 John Mackey Award recipient will be announced on December 11, 2013 and presented live on December 12, 2013 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show: 6:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
NFL Hall of Fame member John Mackey is considered to be the best to have played the tight end position.
A tight end by whom all others are measured, Mackey was a role model on and off the field as demonstrated by his Super Bowl Championship, his commitment to community and his place in history as the first President of the NFLPA.
All-Time John Mackey Award Recipients
2000 - Tim Stratton, Purdue
2001 - Dan Graham, Colorado
2002 - Dallas Clark, Iowa
2003 - Kellen Winslow II, Miami (FL)
2004 - Heath Miller, Virginia
2005 - Marcedes Lewis, UCLA
2006 - Matt Spaeth, Minnesota
2007 - Fred Davis, USC
2008 - Chase Coffman, Missouri
2009 - Aaron Hernandez, Florida
2010 - D.J. Williams, Arkansas
2011 - Dwayne Allen, Clemson
2012 - Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
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