Nov. 10, 2010
Bethpage, N.Y. - Lucas Reed of New Mexico was named John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the Nassau County Sports Commission. The Mountain West conference sophomore recorded seven receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns as New Mexico won its first game of the 2010 season over Wyoming, 34-31. Reed's touchdowns were both meaningful in a game where he set a new career high in receptions and matched his career highs in both yardage and touchdown receptions. Honorable mentions considered for this week's Mackey Tight End of the Week include Cooper Helfet of Duke and Lee Smith of Marshall.
The 2010 recipient of "The Mackey" will be announced at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show December 9, 2010 on ESPN. 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 non-profit 501(c)(3) organization sponsored by Briarcliffe College, is responsible for the administration of the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee.
The John Mackey Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game's predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association's official website, www.ncfaa.org.