Washington TE claims Mackey Award

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeDecember 11, 2013


Washington junior Austin Seferian-Jenkins was named Wednesday the 2013 winner of the John Mackey Award that goes annually to the outstanding tight end in college football.
The other finalists were Nick O'Leary of Florida State and Eric Ebron of North Carolina.
The 6-foot-6, 276-pound Seferian-Jenkins caught 33 passes for 413 yards and seven touchdowns this season for Washington (8-4), which has one game remaining in the Fight Hunger Bowl.
In three seasons for the Huskies, Seferian-Jenkins has 143 receptions, 1,801 yards and 20 touchdowns. He is Washington's career leader among tight ends in all three categories.
Despite a number of preseason accolades, Seferian-Jenkins made only second-team All-Pac-12 Conference this season. He missed the season opener because of a suspension that resulted from a DUI arrest during the summer.
Ebron led North Carolina in receiving with 55 catches for 895 yards.
O'Leary had 33 receptions for 557 yards while playing for the top-ranked Seminoles.
The leading pass-catching tight end in FBS this season is Texas Tech's Jace Amaro, who had 98 catches for 1,240 yards and seven touchdowns. Amaro was one of eight semifinalists.