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John Mackey TE award goes to Austin Seferian-Jenkins

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This past offseason, an off-field “incident” put Austin Seferian-Jenkins‘ future with the Washington football program somewhat in doubt.  Nine months later, the tight end has come full circle.

The Friends of John Mackey announced Wednesday that Seferian-Jenkins has been named as the organization’s tight end of the year.  Seferian-Jenkins was one of three finalists for the 2013 award, joined by North Carolina’s Eric Ebron and Florida State’s Nick O’Leary.

Seferian-Jenkins followed up an All-American 2012 season with 33 receptions for 413 yards and seven touchdowns.

The Mackey Award is named in honor of John Mackey, the NFL Hall of Fame tight end who’s considered one of the greatest to ever play the position.  Handed out annually since 2000, the Mackey Award “is given to the collegiate tight end who best exemplifies the play, sportsmanship, academics, and community values of” its namesake.

In March of this year, Seferian-Jenkins was involved in a one-car accident and was ultimately charged with and pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.  He was suspended for the season opener as a result of the drunk-driving charge.

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6 Responses to “John Mackey TE award goes to Austin Seferian-Jenkins”
  1. meatcarroll says: Dec 11, 2013 4:48 PM

    Congrats to him. Glad to see a real complete TE who can actually block well win the award rather than these embarrassing new-age WRs in spread systems.

  2. meatcarroll says: Dec 11, 2013 4:48 PM

    Congrats to him. Glad to see a real complete TE who can actually block well win the award rather than these embarrassing new-age WRs in spread systems.

  3. seachicken64 says: Dec 11, 2013 5:12 PM

    Always a pleasant surprise when a player from the PNW gets some recognition. This guy is a stud. One noted mishap off the field. Hope he sticks around another year, but I doubt it. If your team is solid and drafting mid-late first round – grab him.

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 11, 2013 5:13 PM

    Still not sure why Jace Amaro wasn’t even a finalist?

    Is there some off the field incident or something?

  5. mydixienormus says: Dec 11, 2013 5:40 PM

    As a Husky fan, this guy has been truly amazing to watch.

    At guy that is 275 lbs should not be able to run and catch this way.

  6. tubbman27 says: Dec 12, 2013 5:05 AM

    If he stays at UW next year he might be a finalist for the outland trophy! If this kid doesn’t eat his way out of the NFL he’s the next “freak” tight end. WOOF. Can we still say that without Sark?

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