04 December 2013, 22:09
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Austin Seferian-Jenkins named Mackey Award finalist

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the junior tight end for the Washington Huskies, has been named as one of the three finalists for the 2013 John Mackey Award. The award is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end.

Seferian-Jenkins, who is a 6'6, 276 pound Armenian-African-American, has 33 catches on the season for 413 yards and 7 touchdowns. He has 20 touchdowns for his career.

Should he choose to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft, Seferian-Jenkins would be a second round draft choice - No. 38 overall - according to CBSSports.com's most recent rankings. 

Coached by Steve Sarkisian, who earlier this week accepted USC's job offer, Seferian-Jenkins holds the following school records:

• Career Receptions by a Tight End: 110
• Career Receiving Yards by a Tight End: 1,388
• Career Touchdown Receptions by a Tight End: 13
• Single-Season Receptions by a Tight End: 69 (2012)
• Single-Season Receiving Yards by a Tight End: 850 (2012)

The other two finalists for the Mackey Award are Eric Ebron (JR, North Carolina) and Nick O’Leary (JR, Florida State).

The 2013 John Mackey Award recipient will be announced on December 11, 2013 and presented live on December 12, 2013 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show: 6:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

The John Mackey Award, established in 2000, is awarded annually to the most outstanding Tight End in FBS college football. In addition to demonstrating outstanding athletic prowess, the award also stands for positive sportsmanship behavior, good academic standing & exceptional leadership abilities. The award recipient is determined by confidential balloting of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee, which is composed of respected members of the media and former NFL players.


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