Kampmoyer Makes Mackey Watch List
Oregon senior Hunter Kampmoyer was named Friday to the preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award, which is given annually to the nation's most outstanding collegiate tight end.
A senior from Bishop, Calif., Kampmoyer started seven games during the Ducks' Pac-12 championship season in 2019. Among his five receptions were his first career touchdown, against Nevada, and two receptions on the opening touchdown drive of Oregon's Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin.
Originally a defensive lineman for the Ducks, Kampmoyer moved to tight end as a sophomore in 2018 but retained a nose for physical play at the line of scrimmage. He is a punishing blocker in the run game, and helped Oregon finish second in the Pac-12 in rushing last season with 174.86 yards per game.
The Mackey Award is named for the Super Bowl champion tight end with the Baltimore Colts who was also a fervent advocate off the field as head of the NFL Players Association. Mackey was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.