- Temple redshirt sophomore Kenny Yeboah
was named to the John Mackey Award Watch List as one of the best tight ends in the country.
Despite having just one full season under his belt, the Allentown, Pa., native was nominated after catching 14 passes for 136 yards last season in 13 games played.
The John Mackey Award is awarded to the most outstanding tight end in NCAA Division I college football. The Nassau County Sports Commission established the award in 2000 and it is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NFCAA).
John Mackey, the award's namesake, is considered one of the best to play in the tight end position, a three-time All-NFL selection, and a member of the NFL All-Decade Team and 50th
Anniversary team. In 2014, the Mackey Awards Foundation became a nonprofit charity, and it continues to assist student-athletes in need. For more on the John Mackey Award and a list of past recipients, visit www.johnmackeyaward.com .
Yeboah is the fifth Temple player to be named to a preseason award watch list this week, joining quarterback running back Ryquell Armstead
(Doak Walker Award), center Matt Hennessy
(Rimington Award), Frank Nutile
(Maxwell Award), and safety Delvon Randall
(Chuck Bednarik Award).