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Football's Dulcich Named Semifinalist for Mackey Award

Nov 1, 2021
Greg Dulcich (Photo: Don Liebig)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Greg Dulcich of the UCLA football team has been named a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation's most outstanding tight end.

Dulcich is one of eight remaining candidates for the 2021 honor. Joining him on the list are Brock Bowers of Georgia, Derrick Deese of San Jose State, Charlie Kolar of Iowa State, Isaiah Likely of Coastal Carolina, Michael Mayer of Notre Dame, Trey McBride of Colorado State and Jalen Wydermyer of Texas A&M.

The 2021 John Mackey Award will be presented Thursday, Dec. 9 during the 31st annual The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN (4 p.m. PT).

Dulcich currently ranks fifth nationally and first among Pac-12 tight ends with 477 receiving yards. He has twice broken the century mark this season, racking up 117 yards – including a 75-yard catch and run to the end zone – in the Bruins' 38-27 win versus then-No. 16 LSU (Sept. 4), and 136 more on a career-high nine receptions against Arizona State (Oct. 2). The former walk-on is also tied for 10th nationally and tops among conference tight ends with four touchdown grabs.

Dulcich posted a breakout performance during the shortened 2020 season, logging team highs of 517 receiving yards and five touchdown catches en route to All-Pac-12 recognition from the conference's coaches and the Associated Press. The Glendale, Calif. native was second among all tight ends in yards per catch (19.9) and receiving yards per game (73.9).

Established in 2000, the Mackey Award has once been given to a Bruin – Marcedes Lewis, in 2005.