Jimmay Mundine Named Honorable Mention John Mackey Tight End of the Week
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas senior Jimmay Mundine was named the John Mackey honorable mention Tight End of the Week Wednesday morning, it was announced by The John Mackey Award.
A senior from Denison, Texas, Mundine recorded a career-best seven receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown, leading the Jayhawks in receptions in their game at Texas Tech. Mundine was one of 33 tight ends named to the 2014 Mackey Midseason Watch List early this month.
Mundine is having a strong senior campaign as he leads all Big 12 Conference tight ends and ranks seventh nationally among the position group with 294 receiving yards on 23 catches. He is averaging 12.8 yards per catch in 2014.
Casey Pierce of Kent State was named Tight End of the Week, while EJ Bibbs of Iowa State, Jake Duzey of Iowa, Joel Ruiz of Georgia State and Nick Vannett of Ohio State joined Mundine as honorable mention honorees.
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 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.
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