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Austin Seferian-Jenkins named one of three finalists for Mackey Award

Post by Ryan Divish on Nov. 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm with 1 Comment »
November 19, 2012 2:19 pm
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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.”


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  1. bbnate420 says:

    Jenkins’ and Ertz’s numbers are nearly identical to this point. Stanford probably will get to play an extra game before the voting. Plus Ertz is a year older on a more highly ranked team, so I bet he gets it if there numbers remain similar.

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