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Miami Hurricanes TE Brevin Jordan named Mackey Award finalist

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The best TE in America is a step closer to winning the award for....being the best TE in America!

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On Monday afternoon, Miami Hurricanes TE Brevin Jordan was named one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award.

Given annually to the best Tight End in America, the John Mackey Award is the preeminent award for players at this key position.

For more narrative on Jordan being named a Mackey Award finalist, here’s more from Miami Athletics:

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami sophomore Brevin Jordan was selected as one of three finalists for the 2019 John Mackey Award honoring the nation’s top tight end, it was announced Monday.

An All-ACC second-team selection a season ago, Jordan has put together an impressive sophomore campaign, compiling a team-high 495 receiving yards with 35 catches and two touchdowns.

Jordan had a standout game earlier this year against Virginia Tech, totaling a career-high 136 yards on seven receptions – one short of his career high. Jordan had a career-long reception of 51 yards against the Hokies and scored his second touchdown on the year.

Jordan, who has made nine starts this season, is the only Mackey Award finalist from the ACC. The Las Vegas native has compiled 782 receiving yards on 67 receptions with six touchdowns in 21 career games at The U.

The three finalists were determined by confidential balloting of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. Given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the 2019 John Mackey Award recipient will be announced on December 11, 2019 and presented live on December 12, 2019 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show: 6:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

The Friends of John Mackey are responsible for the administration of the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. Please visit www.johnmackeyaward.com for all John Mackey Award related information.

Even with missing several games due to injury, Jordan’s work as both a receiver and blocker has been recognized, as evidenced by him being a finalist for this award. On first glance, there are others (namely the finalists and a couple semi-finalists who didn’t make the top-3 cut) who have bigger numbers than Jordan this year, but none are the player the sophomore TE from Las Vegas is.

Congrats to Brevin on being a John Mackey Award finalist. We’ll have to wait until December 12th to see if he wins the award for what he is — the best TE in America — or if he’ll have to wait until next year to hoist his trophy.

Go Canes