Fred Davis Named Mackey Tight End Of Week
Sept. 26, 2007
USC senior tight end Fred Davis was named John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the Nassau County Sports Commission following his record-setting performance against Washington State last Saturday.
Davis caught 9 passes for 124 yards with 2 touchdowns, all career highs and game bests, as the top-anked Trojans defeated the Cougars, 47-14. The yardage was the most ever by a USC tight end and the receptions were 1 shy of the USC tight end record set in 1996. The scoring grabs were 6 yards on the game's opening drive and 14 yards in the second quarter.
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 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 created to enhance quality of life of Nassau County residents through sports, is responsible for the administration of the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee.
The 2007 recipient of 'The Mackey' will be announced in early December and presented at the Nassau County Sports Commission Annual Awards Dinner on April 28, 2008.