July 24, 2007
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa tight end Tony Moeaki has been named to the 2007 John Mackey Award watch list. The select group of tight ends has been released by the Nassau County Sports Commission. The award is given annually to the top tight end in collegiate football. The winner is announced in mid-December.
Moeaki, a 6-4, 255-pound junior from Wheaton, IL, is a two-year letterman who played as a true freshman in 2005. He has 19 career receptions for 252 yards and three touchdowns. He saw considerable action last year behind all-Big Ten tight end Scott Chandler.
Former Hawkeye all-American Dallas Clark, currently the starting tight end with the world champion Indianapolis Colts of the NFL, won the Mackey Award in 2002.
NFL Hall of Fame member John Mackey is considered to be the best to have played the tight end position. A tight end by whom all others are measured, Mackey was a role model on and off the field as demonstrated by his Super Bowl Championship, his commitment to community and his place in history as the first President of the NFLPA.
Iowa opens its 2007 football season with a September 1st game at Chicago’s Soldier Field against Northern Illinois. The game is sold out.
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