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Oklahoma TE Mark Andrews wins 2017 John Mackey Award

Oklahoma TE Mark Andrews wins 2017 John Mackey Award”

Junior tight end Mark Andrews won the John Mackey Award, it was announced Wednesday.

Andrews' win figures to be the first of several Sooners awards this week.

"It's an incredible honor to receive this award, especially at a place like the University of Oklahoma where there have been a ton of great tight ends like Keith Jackson, Trent Smith and Jermaine Gresham just to name a few", said Andrews.

The John Mackey Award trophy will be presented to Andrews on Thursday, Dec. 7, live on ESPNU, at 5 p.m. CT on the Red Carpet Special at the Home Depot College Football Awards in Atlanta.

The Oklahoma tight end has had an outstanding season and has been a key contributor to the Sooners' success on the field this season.

So far this season, Andrews has accounted for 58 receptions for 906 yards and eight touchdowns for an average of 15.6 yards per catch.

OU quarterback Baker Mayfield is up for several awards, and is the heavy favorite to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in NY.

Mayfield is expected to receiver college football most prestigious individual honor - the Heisman Trophy - in a presentation in New York City on Saturday night and become the sixth Oklahoma Sooner to be so honored (the third since 2003).

Mayfield is up for two awards that will be awarded during the show - the Maxwell Award as the college player of the year and the DaveyO'Brien National Quarterback Award.



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