Junior tight end Nick O'Leary was named to the John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List on Tuesday. The award is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end.
O'Leary has five touchdown receptions this season which is tied for the nation's lead among tight ends. The Palm Beach, Fla., native is one score away from tying the Florida State record for touchdown catches by a tight end (10), held by Melvin Pearsall (1994-97) and Lonnie Johnson (1990-93).
The award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee and the 2013 John Mackey Award 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 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.