Three MW Players Named to 2012 Mackey Award Midseason Watch List
Oct. 15, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Nassau County Sports Commission announced on Monday that three Mountain West players were named to the midseason watch list for the 2012 John Mackey Award, given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end. Colorado State junior Crockett Gillmore, Nevada senior Zach Sudfeld and San Diego State junior Gavin Escobar were among the 26 tight ends to make the midseason list. The Mountain West is one of four FBS leagues (Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC) with at least three tight ends represented on the midseason Mackey Award list.
Gillmore returns to the Mackey Award's midseason watch list for the second straight year. The junior from Bushland, Texas, has 14 receptions this season for 205 yards and two touchdowns to rank fifth for the Rams. Gillmore is averaging 14.6 yards per catch and 29.3 yards per game.
A product of Modesto, Calif., Sudfeld was added to the Mackey Award midseason watch list. The sixth-year senior ranks third among Wolf Pack receivers with 304 yards on the year off 25 receptions, averaging 12.2 yards per catch and 43.4 yard per game. Sudfeld has seven touchdowns this season, all of which have been scored in his last six games.
Escobar, who hails from Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., joins Gillmore on the Mackey Award's midseason watch list for the second straight season. The junior leads San Diego State in receiving with 21 catches for 278 yards and two touchdowns. Escobar is averaging 13.2 yards per reception and 39.7 yards per game.
The award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee and the 2012 John Mackey winner will be presented live on December 6, 2012 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show airing at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Additional information pertaining to the award can be found at www.johnmackeyaward.org.
|2012 Mackey Award Midseason Watch List|
|Alex Bayer||Bowling Green||Jr.|
|Kyle Carter||Penn State||Fr.|
|Chris Coyle||Arizona State||Jr.|
|Jack Doyle||Western Kentucky||Sr.|
|Tyler Eifert||Notre Dame||Sr.|
|Eric Ebron||North Carolina||So.|
|Gavin Escobar||San Diego State||Jr.|
|Crockett Gillmore||Colorado State||Jr.|
|Marcus Green||Mississippi State||Sr.|
|Chase Harper||Texas State||Sr.|
|Ryan Otten||San Jose State||Sr.|
|Dion Sims||Michigan State||Jr.|