Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer makes Maxwell Award watch list

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Michael Mayer was one of the go-to receiving options for Notre Dame in 2021. There is reason to believe he will be just as good, if not better, in 2022. Therefore, it only made sense for him to make the Maxwell Award watch list. The award, which goes to the best player in college football, has been given to a Notre Dame player seven times, most recently Manti Te'o in 2012.

During his sophomore season in 2021, Mayer’s 71 receptions were an Irish record for a tight end. He also set program records for yards (840) and touchdowns (seven) by a tight end. He averaged 70.0 yards to lead the Irish in receiving yards a game. All of this led him to being named Third Team All-American.

The Irish are scheduled to face 12 players who also have been named to the watch list in 2022, including three in their season opener at Ohio State and two in the finale at USC.

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