BYU Senior TE Matt Bushman Named To Mackey Award Watch List

Jul 17, 2020, 12:36 PM
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PROVO, Utah – If a season is played in 2020, BYU senior Matt Bushman is believed to be one of the best tight ends in college football.

More evidence showing Bushman is one of the nation’s best tight ends this year as he was named to the Mackey Award watch list. The Mackey Award is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee.

This is the third consecutive year Bushman has been recognized on the Mackey Watch List.

In each of his previous three seasons in Provo, Bushman has led BYU in receiving yards. Last year, Bushman had 688 receiving yards on 47 receptions and found his way into the end zone on four occasions.

Bushman has the opportunity in 2020 to become only the second BYU player in program history to lead the Cougars in receiving yardage in all four seasons of his career. The other is wide receiver Cody Hoffman who is the school’s all-time leading receiver.

Now Bushman heads into his senior season set to be BYU’s top receiving target in an offense that was 26th nationally in passing yardage a season ago.

Bushman is the second player on BYU’s offense to be named to a preseason award watch list. The other was junior running back Lopini Katoa who was named to Doak Walker Award Watch List.

2020 Preseason Mackey Award Watch List

Brevin Jordan – Miami, Florida

Brandon Chapman – Wake Forest

Hunter Long – Boston College

Noah Gray – Duke

Lucas Krull – Pittsburgh

Cary Angeline – NC State

Pat Freiermuth – Penn State

Preyton Hendershot – Indiana

Luke Farrell – Ohio State

Jake Ferguson – Wisconsin

Nick Eubanks – Michigan

Chigoziem Okonkwo – Maryland

Jack Stoll – Nebraska

Sam Laporta – Iowa

Charlie Kolar – Iowa State

Pro Wells – TCU

Austin Strogner – Oklahoma

Jalani Woods – Oklahoma State

Cade Otton – Washington

Tucker Fisk – Stanford

Curtis Hodges – Arizona

Hunter Kampoyer – Oregon

Kye Pitts – Florida

Arik Gilbert – LSU

Tre McKitty – Georgia

Carl Tucker – Alabama

Justin Riggs – Kentucky

Kenny Yeboah – Ole Miss

Daniel Parker – Missouri

Jaylen Wydermyer – Texas A&M

Nick Muse – South Carolina

Matt Bushman – BYU

Trey McBride – Colorado State

John Bates – Boise State

Daniel Bellinger – San Diego State

Thomas Odukoya – Eastern Michigan

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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