MU's Egnew semifinalist for Mackey award

Monday, November 15, 2010 | 8:16 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Michael Egnew, a junior tight end on the Missouri football team, has been named one of eight semifinalists for the 2010 John Mackey Award, given each season to the nation’s top collegiate tight end.

Egnew leads the nation’s tight ends with 71 receptions and 586 yards. He had notable games against San Diego state (13 catches for 145 yards), against Illinois (10 catches for 60 yards and one touchdown), against Texas A&M (10 catches for 87 yards) and against Colorado (six catches for 52 yards and two touchdowns).

The three finalists for the Mackey award will be named Nov 22. The award went to Missouri alumni Chase Coffman in 2008 and Martin Rucker in 2007.

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