Fred Davis Named Semifinalist For 2007 Mackey Award

Nov. 19, 2007

USC senior tight end Fred Davis has been named 1 of 8 semifinalists for the John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation's top tight end.

Davis currently leads USC in receptions with 44 for 634 yards (14.4 average) and 5 TDs. He has 99 career catches, 17th on USC's career list.

The other semifinalists are Gary Barnidge of Louisville, Travis Beckum of Wisconsin, Chase Coffman of Missouri, Jermaine Gresham of Oklahoma, Darius Hill of Ball State, Dustin Keller of Purdue and Martin Rucker of Missouri.

The 8 semifinalists were determined by confidential balloting of the John Mackey Selection Committee. The 2007 recipient of 'The Mackey' will be announced on Dec. 6 at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show live on ESPN and presented at the Nassau County Sports Commission Annual Awards Dinner on April 28, 2008.

The John Mackey Award is given to the collegiate tight end who best exemplifies the play, sportsmanship, academics, and community values of NFL Hall of Fame Tight End John Mackey. The Nassau County Sports Commission promotes sports and healthy lifestyle for Nassau County residents and is responsible for the administration of the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee.

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