C. J. Uzomah has been named to the Mackey Award Watch List. The award recognizes the nation’s top tight end. The Mackey Award Committee made the announcement today.
He was named as one of 37 tight ends on the preseason watch list. The announcement may have surprised some since Uzomah saw only limited playing time last year. However, former Tiger great Phillip Lutzenkirchen said he expected C.J. to really open some eyes in 2013. Apparently that has already begun to happen before the first snap.
Uzomah got his chance last year when he had to replace a injured Lutzenkirchen. He caught seven passes for 136 yards and a touchdown, showing some of the moves that his mentor Lutz had displayed over the previous three years.
The Mackey Award committee will narrow the list to eight semifinalists on Nov. 18 and announce three finalists on Nov. 25. The ultimate winner will be announced on the Home Depot College Football Awards show on Dec. 12.
Congrats to C.J. and War Eagle!
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