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BYU’s Devin Mahina named to John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List

BYU senior tight end Devin Mahina has been selected to the 2014 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List.

PROVO, Utah — BYU tight end Devin Mahina was named to the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List on Tuesday.

The award is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end. Mahina is one of 38 players named to this year’s watch list.

A product of Ontario, California, Mahina enters his final season with 26 career receptions for 310 receiving yards and two touchdowns.  The 6-foot-6, 247-pound senior also received 2014 Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent Second Team honors.

The award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. The recipient will be announced Dec. 10, 2014. The award will be presented live on Dec. 11, 2014 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU.

NFL Hall of Fame member John Mackey is considered to be the best to have played the tight end position.  A tight end by whom all others are measured, Mackey was a role model on and off the field as demonstrated by his Super Bowl Championship, his commitment to community and his place in history as the first President of the NFLPA.

Visit the Mackey Award website for a complete list of those named to the watch list.