July 8, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Colorado State senior tight end Kivon Cartwright received national recognition Tuesday, when the John Mackey Award Selection Committee named him one of 38 preseason watch list candidates for the 2014 John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation’s top tight end.
Cartwright, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound senior from Pueblo, Colo., is one of only three tight ends on the watch list from the Mountain West. He earned a spot on the 2013 midseason John Mackey Award watch list.
In 2013, Cartwright appeared in all 14 games and started in 11 of those contests. He hauled in 27 passes for 462 yards and tied for a team-high six receiving touchdowns, which was the most by a Mountain West tight end and third-most among FBS tight ends.
Cartwright enters his final season with 56 receptions for 835 yards and nine touchdowns.
The award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee and the 2014 winner will be announced on Dec. 10 and then presented live the next day at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU.
The John Mackey Award presented since 2000, lists thirteen alumni to have played in the NFL: two-time Super Bowl Champion Daniel Graham (‘01), 2006 Super Bowl Champion Dallas Clark (‘02), Kellen Winslow II (‘03), two-time Super Bowl Champion Heath Miller (‘04) of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Marcedes Lewis (‘05) of the Jacksonville Jaguars, 2008 Super Bowl Champion Matt Spaeth (‘06) of the of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Fred Davis (‘07), Chase Coffman (‘08), Aaron Hernandez (‘09), D.J. Williams (‘10) of the New England Patriots, Dwayne Allen (’11) of the Indianapolis Colts, Tyler Eifert (’12) of the Cincinnati Bengals and Austin Seferian-Jenkins (’13) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The John Mackey Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 21 awards boast 678 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more about their story.
Other Key Dates:
Midseason watch list – Oct. 13
Semifinalists – Nov. 17
Finalists – Nov. 24
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