Oklahoma Junior tight end Mark Andrews has won the Mackey Award, presented annually to college football’s most outstanding tight end.
Congrats to @Mandrews_81 of @OU_Football on winning the 2017 @JohnMackeyAward! Mark Andrews becomes the 18th Mackey winner in history and this is the first win for Oklahoma. Visit https://t.co/rxjKGWGrsH for full story! #TE #TightEnd #NCFAA #CFB #CFBAwards #RedCarpet #NCAA pic.twitter.com/kfu9Q7VCtl
— John Mackey Award (@JohnMackeyAward) December 6, 2017
He is the first Oklahoma tight end to win the award.
Andrews was a finalist for the award alongside Penn State’s Mike Gesicki and Wisconsin’s Troy Fumagalli.
The Mackey committee released this statement as to why they chose Andrews for the award:
“In his three years, Mark Andrews has been “a rock” for the University of Oklahoma. Andrews is an outstanding leader and gifted student athlete. He has starred as an outstanding receiver who is more than capable in protection and is also an effective run blocker. Andrews becomes the eighteenth player to win the John Mackey Award and the first player from the University of Oklahoma to hold this accomplishment.
A unanimous 2017 All-Big 12 First Team honoree and 2017 Midseason All American by USA Today, Andrews currently leads the nation’s tight ends with his 906 receiving yards. His outstanding season statistics include 56 receptions for 906 yards and eight touchdowns. He is also Oklahoma’s all-time leader for receiving yards by a tight end with 1,713. Of his 108 career catches, 22 (20.4%) have gone for a touchdown. In his career with Oklahoma, he has amassed 108 receptions for 1,713 yards and 22 touchdowns. Andrews will be leading his team to the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual – CFP Semifinal on January 1st against Georgia, live on ESPN.”
Andrews will receive the award on December 7th on ESPNU as part of the Red Carpet Special of the Home Depot College Football Awards.