BETHPAGE, N.Y. --- The Nassau County Sports Commission, sponsored by Briarcliffe College, has released the 2012 John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List, and North Carolina sophomore Eric Ebron is among the 26 players honored.
Ebron leads Carolina with 399 receiving yards and is second on the team with 26 catches so far in 2012. The Greensboro, N.C., product is also tied for the team lead with three touchdown receptions. Ebron is one of just three underclassmen on the Mackey Midseason List and one of just two ACC tight ends on the list.
Given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee and the 2012 John Mackey winner will be presented live on December 6, 2012 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show airing at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
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.