12 December 2013, 23:59
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Austin Seferian-Jenkins is the best tight end in the country

Austin Seferian-Jenkins of Washington has won the 2013 John Mackey Award.

In his three years playing at Washington, Seferian-Jenkins has established a reputation for his elite blocking ability and strong receiving prowess and 2013 was another outstanding year for him. The junior recorded 33 receptions for 413 yards and seven touchdowns while leading Washington to the Fight Hunger Bowl.

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In addition to winning the Mackey Award, Seferian-Jenkins was named a Preseason First-Team All American by Athlon, Lindy’s, The Sporting News, SI.com, National Football Post, SB Nation and Phil Steele. He has also earned Second-Team All Pac-12 honors. Seferian-Jenkins has totaled 143 receptions, 1,801 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns in his college career making him the all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns by a Washington tight end.

The John Mackey Award trophy will be presented to Seferian-Jenkins on December 12th, live on ESPNU, at 6:00 pm EST on The Cree LED Bulb Red Carpet Show at the Home Depot College Football Awards.

The John Mackey Award is given to the collegiate tight end who best exemplifies the play, sportsmanship, academics, and community values of NFL Hall of Fame Tight End John Mackey. The 2013 John Mackey Award recipient was determined by confidential balloting of the John Mackey Selection Committee.

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