The John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s top tight end, announced its three finalists on Tuesday.
Juniors Eric Ebron of North Carolina, Nick O’Leary of Florida State and Austin Seferian-Jenkins of Washington were determined by confidential balloting of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. The winner will be announced on Dec. 11 and presented with the trophy on Dec. 12.
Ebron leads North Carolina with 50 catches for 774 yards and three touchdowns this season. The athletic junior is considered a potential first round pick in the next NFL draft.
O’Leary has 27 catches for 457 yards and seven scores while averaging a healthy 16.9 yards per catch. He’s one of the main weapons in Florida State’s explosive offense that is high-rated in several categories.
Seferian-Jenkins has 31 catches for 361 yards and six scores. He was also a finalist for the award last season.