Oklahoma tight end Mark Andrews was the recipient of this year’s Mackey Award for college football’s top tight end. The school made an announcement about the award in a news release Wednesday evening.
Andrews topped Wisconsin’s Troy Fumagalli and Penn State’s Mike Gesicki and will receive the trophy on Thursday.
The junior led the nation’s tight ends with 906 receiving yards and was sixth in touchdowns with eight.
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
The 6-foot-5 tight end is Oklahoma’s career leader for yards for the position with 1,713. Andrews also is sixth in school history for receiving touchdowns in a career with 22 overall.
The Sooners will face the Georgia Bulldogs on January 1st in the College Football Playoff semifinal.