Washington Named to Mackey Award Watch List

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Washington scores a TD vs. Morgan St. in 2017

The preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award, given each year to college football’s best tight end, was released this afternoon and Jerome Washington ’12 was included among the nation’s best. Finalists for the award will be announced in November and the award will be given out December 5 on ESPNU.

The former Bear led Rutgers in receiving last year with 28 receptions and 282 yards while recording 13 catches and a touchdown. One of his receptions was widely noted as one of the catches of the year in 2017:

Training camp for the Scarlet Knights begins on August 2 with the season opener against Texas State slated for September 1.



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