Jimmay Mundine Named John Mackey Tight End of the Week
NEW YORK – Kansas senior Jimmay Mundine was named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week Wednesday morning, it was announced by The John Mackey Award.
A senior from Denison, Texas, Mundine recorded six receptions for 67 yards (both career-highs), leading the Jayhawks in receptions in their 24-10 win over Central Michigan. Mundine was one of 40 tight ends named to the 2014 Mackey Preseason Watch List in July.
Honorable mentions for this week’s John Mackey Tight End of the Week include Nick O’Leary of Florida State and Clive Walford of Miami.
The 2014 John Mackey recipient will be announced on December 10, 2014 and presented live on December 11, 2014 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU. Other key dates include the announcement of the Midseason Watch List on October 13, 2014, the Mackey Semi-finalists on November 17, 2014 and the Mackey Finalists on November 24, 2014.
The John Mackey Tight End of the Week is an honor distinct and different from the annual John Mackey Award. This weekly honor was started in 2004 to draw attention to individual play by Tight Ends during the active season. The Tight End of the Week acknowledgment does not have a direct bearing on the final John Mackey Award selection process.
The John Mackey Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 21 awards boast 678 years of tradition-selection excellence.
Mundine and his Kansas teammates host Texas in the annual Homecoming game, which doubles as their first Big 12 contest of the 2014 season, Saturday, Sept. 27. Game time is slated for 3 p.m., with a live broadcast on FOX Sports 1. Tickets are available by visiting KUAthletics.com or calling 800-34-HAWKS.
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