Nov. 10, 2000
MANHASSET, N.Y. - Washington sophomore Jerramy Stevens has been named one of eight finalists for the inaugural John Mackey Award, given to the nation's top collegiate tight end by the Nassau County Sports Commission.
Stevens, a 6-foot-7, 255-pounder from Olympia, Wash., currently leads all Pac-10 tight ends with 38 receptions. He ranks second on the team in both receptions and receiving yardage, with 514. Only a sophomore, Stevens already ranks fifth in UW tight ends history with 60 career receptions. Seven UW players have played tight end in the NFL in the 1990s.
The other seven finalists for the Mackey Award (named after the Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end John Mackey) are: Alge Crumpler, senior, North Carolina, Todd Heap, junior, Arizona State, Brian Natkin, sophomore, Texas-El Paso, Derek Smith, sophomore, Kentucky, Tony Stewart, senior, Penn State, Tim Stratton, junior, Purdue, and Tracey Wistrom, junior, Nebraska.
The award will be presented next spring in Manhasset, New York.