STARKVILLE, Miss. - National awards keep piling up for the Mississippi State program after Saturday's 28-10 win against Auburn. Senior tight end Marcus Green was named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week for week two in college football, the Nassau County Sports Commission announced Wednesday afternoon.
Originally not on the Mackey Award Watch List for the nation's best tight end, Green entered the conversation after a performance vs. Auburn that saw him reel in four catches for 54 yards and a career-best two touchdowns.
Green is just one four tight ends in the FBS with three receiving touchdowns so far this season, joining Kaneakua Friel of BYU, Joseph Fauria of UCLA and John Rabe of Minnesota. The Scooba, Miss., native is tied with Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter for most touchdown receptions by any player in the Southeastern Conference.
The 2012 recipient of "The Mackey" will be announced at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Red Carpet Show December 6, 2012 on ESPNU at 6:30pm. The John Mackey Tight End of the Week is an honor distinct and different from the annual John Mackey Award. This weekly honor was started in 2004 to draw attention to individual play by Tight Ends during the active season. The Nassau County Sports Commission, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization sponsored by Briarcliffe College, is responsible for the administration of the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee.
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