Junior tight end leads Sooners with nine touchdown receptions this season.
-- Oklahoma tight end Jermaine Gresham
was one of eight semi-finalists announced Monday for
the 2008 John Mackey Award.
Gresham leads the Sooners with nine touchdown receptions
this season. The junior from Ardmore, Okla., is OU's
all-time career leader at tight end in TD receptions
In addition to Gresham, the Nassau County Sports
Commission (NCSC) listed Chase Coffman (JR, Missouri),
Jared Cook (JR, South Carolina), Mark Hafner (SR, Houston),
Branden Ledbetter (SR, Western Michigan), Brandon Pettigrew
(SR, Oklahoma State), Dennis Pitta (JR, BYU) and D.J.
Williams (SO, Arkansas).
The eight semi-finalists were determined by confidential
balloting of the John Mackey Selection Committee. The
2008 recipient of "The Mackey" will be announced
on December 11, 2008 at the Home Depot ESPNU College
Football Awards Show live on ESPN and presented at
the Nassau County Sports Commission Annual Awards Dinner
on April 27, 2009.
The John Mackey Award is given to the collegiate tight
end who best exemplifies the play, sportsmanship, academics,
and community values of NFL Hall of Fame Tight End
John Mackey. The Nassau County Sports Commission is
a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that promotes
sports and healthy lifestyle for Nassau County residents
and is responsible for the administration of the John
Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee.