Andrews Named Mackey Tight End of the Week
NORMAN — Oklahoma junior Mark Andrews has been named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week, the organization announced Wednesday morning.
Andrews tallied 79 receiving yards on six receptions, one of them a 7-yard touchdown, in Saturday's 49-27 Homecoming victory against Texas Tech.
Wednesday's announcement marks the second time this season Andrews has received the honor. He also garnered John Mackey Tight End of the Week recognition after registering 134 yards on seven receptions and a score in the opening weekend against UTEP.
Andrews' team-high 36 receptions this season rank seventh for a single-season among Sooner tight ends. He also leads the team with 599 receiving yards and 74.9 yards per game, and has four touchdowns. He ranks second among the nation's tight ends in receiving yards and receiving yards per game, third in yards per catch (16.6) and fourth in catches.
The Scottsdale, Ariz., native continues to climb the career leaderboard at Oklahoma, ranking fourth in OU history in receptions by a tight end (86), ninth overall in career touchdown receptions (18) and 21st overall (fifth among tight ends) with 1,406 receiving yards.
The 2017 John Mackey Award recipient will be announced Dec. 6, and a live presentation will be made Dec. 7 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU. Semifinalists for the award will be announced on Nov. 14 with finalists being named Nov. 21.
No. 5 in this week's College Football Playoff rankings, Oklahoma returns to action Saturday at No. 11 Oklahoma State. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. CT on FS1.