Alex Bayer of Bowling Green was named John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the Nassau County Sports Commission. The Bowling Green State University junior recorded five receptions for 94 yards and two touchdowns - all single game career highs - as Bowling Green defeated Akron 24-10. With his team trailing 10-0 at halftime, Bayer scored the game tying touchdown in the third quarter and winning touchdown in the fourth quarter. His 60 yard touchdown reception in the third quarter was also the longest of his career.
The 2012 John Mackey Award Midseason watch list will be released on Monday, October 15, 2012. The 2012 recipient of "The Mackey" will be announced at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Red Carpet Show December 6, 2012 on ESPNU at 6:30pm. Please visit www.johnmackeyaward.org for all Mackey Award related information including the John Mackey Selection Committee, the selection process and award criteria, information on all past award recipients and a high resolution image of the award trophy available for download.
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. The Nassau County Sports Commission, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization sponsored by Briarcliffe College, is responsible for the administration of the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee.
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