Named the best tight end to ever play the game by the NFL Network, John
was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992, elected five times to the
Pro-Bowl and a two-time Super Bowl Champion with the then Baltimore
Colts. His leadership capability and demeanor to speak the truth led him
into power as the first President of the NFL Players Association. He
utilized this platform to expand free agency rights, increase pension
benefits and improve injury protection programs for all NFL players.
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.
John Mackey Award Recipients in the NFL
2006 Super Bowl Champion Dallas Clark ('02) of the Baltimore
Ravens, Kellen Winslow II ('03) of the New York Jets, two-time Super
Bowl Champion Heath Miller ('04) of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Marcedes Lewis ('05) of the Jacksonville
2008 Super Bowl Champion Matt Spaeth ('06) of the of the Pittsburgh
Fred Davis ('07) of the Washington Redskins, Chase Coffman ('08) of the
Falcons, D.J. Williams ('10) of the New England Patriots, Dwayne Allen (’11) of the Indianapolis Colts and Tyler Eifert ('12) of the Cincinnati Bengals.
The John Mackey Award is a proud member of the National College Football Awards Association