MD (April 14, 2014) - The 2014 John Mackey Award Gala saw over 250
individuals on hand at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront to share in the
festivities as several awards were presented to outstanding individuals
in the world of sports. The evening began as Baltimore Ravens Announcer
Gerry Sandusky welcomed the audience and presented the John Mackey
Leadership Award to Ravens Gm and NFL Hall of Fame Tight End Ozzie
Newsome. Click Here for Full Press Release.
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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.
The John Mackey Award is a proud member of the National College Football Awards Association