Ebron Named Mackey Award Semifinalist

Ebron Named Mackey Award Semifinalist
NEW YORK ---The Friends of John Mackey has announced eight semifinalists for the 2013 John Mackey Award, and North Carolina junior Eric Ebron is among the candidates. Listed alphabetically, the other seven are Jace Amaro (Jr., Texas Tech), Ted Bolser (Sr., Indiana), Devin Funchess (So., Michigan), Gator Hoskins (Sr., Marshall), Troy Niklas (Jr., Notre Dame), Nick O'Leary (Jr., Florida State) and Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Jr., Washington).

Ebron is in the midst of the finest tight end season in Carolina history, as his 49 catches and 763 yards are both single-season school records. The Greensboro, N.C., product also has three touchdowns and is averaging 76.3 yards per game.

The eight semifinalists were determined by confidential balloting of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. Given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, 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 at 6 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Other key dates include the announcement of the 2013 Mackey finalists on November 25, 2013. All future announcements can be found at www.johnmackeyaward.com and on our official twitter account: @JohnMackeyAward.

NFL Hall of Fame member John Mackey is considered to be the best to have played the tight end position. A tight end by whom all others are measured, Mackey was a role model on and off the
field as demonstrated by his Super Bowl Championship, his commitment to community and his place in history as the first President of the NFLPA.