The Mackey Award is presented annually to the best tight end in college football. Three finalists for this year’s award were named on Tuesday.
Despite being the leading receiver on the best team in the country and ranking third among tight ends in touchdown catches with 8, Brock Bowers did not make the cut.
The three finalists were Colorado State’s Trey McBride, Iowa State’s Charlie Kolar and Texas A&M’s Jalen Wydermyer. Notre Dame’s Max Meyer also could be considered a snub candidate, as he leads the Fighting Irish in nearly every receiving category.
Bowers has undoubtedly been a revelation for Georgia this year. In just 11 games, he’s rewritten the Georgia record book. He’s already got the school record for most touchdown catches by a tight end in a single season. His 34 receptions and 552 receiving yards are the most by a tight end under Kirby Smart.
His 8 touchdown catches equal that of what George Pickens did as a freshman in 2019 and only Riley Ridley’s 9 in 2018 are superior to that of Bowers.
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