C.J. Conrad named to Mackey Award Preseason Watch List

07/11/2017 11:04 AM

Kentucky junior tight end C.J. Conrad has been named to the 2017 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. The award is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end.

The LaGrange, Ohio started in 11 of 13 games for Kentucky last season. He caught 19 balls for 262 yards and four touchdowns. Most of that production came against New Mexico State. Against the Aggies, Conrad caught five passes for 133 yards and three touchdowns. He was named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week after that performance.

Expectations for Conrad are high this season, as Kentucky’s offense hopes to get the tight ends more involved in the passing game.

The winner of the Mackey AWard will be announced on December 6, 2017 and then presented live on December 7, 2017. You can find the full Mackey Award Preseason Watch List here.

TJ Beisner, Bradley McKee and Clayton Abernathy discuss expectations for Conrad as he gets ready for the season.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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