Marshall tight end named to midseason Mackey Award watch list


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Marshall tight end Ryan Yurachek has been named to the John Mackey Award’s midseason watch list, the Marshall University Athletics Department announced Wednesday afternoon.

The Mackey Award is annually given to the most outstanding tight end in all of NCAA Division 1 college football. Through his first five games of the 2016 season, Yurachek has hauled in 13 total catches for 165 yards and three touchdowns, one of which came against the then-No.3 ranked Louisville Cardinals. Yurachek also recorded a career-long gain of 58 yards earlier this season.

In 2015, Yurachek was the nation’s leading scorer at the tight end position. He has 14 career touchdown receptions in 18 career starts. Yurachek has also caught at least one pass in 23-straight games, a streak that can be traced back to the midway point of his freshman season.

The Mackey Award winner will be announced on Dec. 7 and presented the following day on Dec. 8 as a part of the Home Depot College Football Awards show on ESPNU.

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