Despite a decrease in catches and receiving yards this season, Washington junior Austin Seferian-Jenkins has won the Mackey Award for the nations top tight end.
Seferian-Jenkins caught 33 passes this season for 413 yards and seven touchdowns. Former UW coach Steve Sarkisian fielded questions all season and Seferian-Jenkins apparent dip in productivity he caught 69 passes for 850 yards last season by pointing out the tight ends blocking responsibilities in UWs offense, which helped Bishop Sankey rush for 1,775 yards in 12 games.
He is the first UW player to win the Mackey after being chosen as a finalist last season.
Seferian-Jenkins is UWs career leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns by a tight end. Hes submitted paperwork to the NFL draft evaluation committee, though remains undecided about returning for his senior season.
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