Jimmay Mundine Selected for John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The John Mackey Award Selection Committee announced Monday that Kansas senior tight end Jimmay Mundine was named to the 2014 John Mackey Award midseason watch list.
Awarded to the nation’s most outstanding collegiate tight end since 2000, the Mackey Award is named in honor of collegiate and professional all-time great John Mackey. Mackey, a product of Syracuse University, played 10 years of professional football as a tight end. Spending nine seasons with the Baltimore Colts and one year with the San Diego Chargers, Mackey found success on and off the field as he was a Super Bowl champion and a member of the NFL Hall of Fame, as well as the first president of the National Football League Players Association.
A native of Denison, Texas, Mundine was one of two tight ends from the Big 12 Conference, and one of the 33 total honorees, selected for the committee’s midseason watch list. He leads all Big 12 tight ends in receiving yards with 212 yards on 16 receptions. Mundine had five catches for a career-best 88 yards in the Jayhawks last outing against Oklahoma State.
Semifinalists for the award will be revealed on Nov. 17 while on Nov. 24 the list will be trimmed down to three finalists. The winner of the 2014 Mackey Award will be announced on Dec. 11 as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show.
Mundine and Kansas travel to Texas Tech Saturday, Oct. 18 in search of their first Big 12 Conference win. Both the Jayhawks and Red Raiders enter the game with 2-4 records overall and 0-3 ledgers in conference play.
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