Kenny Cox | Posted: 17 Jul 2020 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Bushman named to 2020 John Mackey Award Watch List

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NEW YORK – BYU senior tight end Matt Bushman was named to the 2020 John Mackey Award watch list Friday.

Given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. This is the third consecutive year Bushman has been recognized on the watch list as one of the best tight ends in college football.

The former Freshman All-American has led the Cougars in receiving yards each of the last three years. Bushman has posted more than 500 receiving yards in each season, joining BYU consensus All-Americans Dennis Pitta and Gordon Hudson as the only tight ends in school history to do so. Pitta was a finalist for the Mackey Award in 2009.

Bushman caught 47 balls for 688 yards and four touchdowns last season. He ranks tied for No. 4 among BYU tight ends with 125 career receptions and No. 6 in receiving yards with 1,719.

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.

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