Austin Seferian-Jenkins was named a finalist for the Mackey Award – given to the nation’s top tight end.
On the season, he has 58 catches for 753 yards and five touchdowns.
Joining Seferian-Jenkins are Stanford senior Zach Ertz and Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert.
Here’s what head coach Steve Sarkisian had to say about the awards.
“I think he’s had a great year,” Sarkisian said. “I don’t know exactly where his numbers are in comparison to the rest of the guys. I know the impact he’s had on us offensively has been huge. Of our three real go to guys – Austin, Kasen and Bishop – Austin has had a huge role for us. He’s made some tremendous plays for us, big plays for us. I think his willingness to improve in the blocking game is evident. We are seeing him doing a better job of that. And his willingness to do what’s best for the team by going over and playing on defense in some obvious passing downs and recovering a fumble in last week’s ball game, I think speaks volumes for the type of individual he is. If there are three better tight ends in this country better than Austin, then I’d like to see them. I know there’s some pretty good ones in our conference are pretty good, but I’d put 88 right up with them all.”