Courtesy of the John Mackey Award:
New York, N.Y. (September 4, 2013) - Nick O'Leary of Florida State was named John Mackey Tight End of the Week. The Atlantic Coast Conference junior recorded four receptions for 47 yards and a career-high three touchdowns as Florida State defeated Pittsburgh 41-13. O'Leary's first quarter touchdown tied the game and the Seminoles would not trail again after his second touchdown early in the second quarter. He added a career-high third touchdown in the fourth quarter as well. Other candidates considered for this week's Mackey Tight End of the Week include Ted Bolser of Indiana, Mitchell Henry of Western Kentucky and Gator Hoskins of Marshall.
The 2013 John Mackey recipient will be presented live on December 12, 2013 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show: 6:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Other key dates include the announcement of the 2013 Mackey Midseason Watch List on October 14, 2013, the 2013 Mackey Semi-finalists on November 18, 2013 and the 2013 Mackey Finalists on November 25, 2013. All future announcements can be found at www.johnmackeyaward.com and on our official Twitter account: @JohnMackeyAward.
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 Tight End of the Week acknowledgment does not have a direct bearing on the final John Mackey Award selection process. Click here for a list of all-time John Mackey Tight End of the Week recipients.
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