New York, N.Y. (December 11, 2013) – Friends of John Mackey has announced Austin Seferian-Jenkins of Washington as the 2013 John Mackey Award recipient. The John Mackey Award trophy will be presented to Seferian-Jenkins on December 12th, live on ESPNU, at 6:00 pm EST on The Cree LED Bulb Red Carpet Show at the Home Depot College Football Awards.
In his three years playing at Washington, Seferian-Jenkins has established a reputation for his elite blocking ability and strong receiving prowess and 2013 was another outstanding year for him. The junior recorded 33 receptions for 413 yards and seven touchdowns while leading Washington to the Fight Hunger Bowl.
In addition to winning the Mackey Award, Seferian-Jenkins was named a Preseason First-Team All American by Athlon, Lindy’s, The Sporting News, SI.com, National Football Post, SB Nation and Phil Steele. He has also earned Second-Team All Pac-12 honors. Seferian-Jenkins has totaled 143 receptions, 1,801 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns in his college career making him the all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns by a Washington tight end. Full press release, click here.
Austin's College Career Stats
Receiving & Rushing
Defense & Fumbles
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John Mackey Award, established in 2000, is awarded annually to the most
outstanding Tight End in FBS college football. In addition to
demonstrating outstanding athletic prowess on the field, the award also
stands for positive sportsmanship-like behavior, good academic standing
& exceptional leadership abilities.
The award is named after Roosevelt native and NFL Hall of Fame member John Mackey. The award recipient is determined by
confidential balloting of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee,
which is composed of respected members of the media and former NFL
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