Conklin Wins Weekly Mackey Award

Oct. 11, 2017

Andy Sneddon,

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Central Michigan’s Tyler Conklin has received the John Mackey Tight End of the Week Award.

Conklin, a senior, made 10 catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday in leading the Chippewas to a 26-23 Mid-American Conference victory at Ohio.

It was Conklin’s first appearance of the season after he returned from a foot injury he suffered in preseason practice.

It marks the second time in Conklin’s career that he has received the weekly honor. In 2016, he was named the Mackey Tight of the Week after a making seven catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-27 victory over No. 22 Oklahoma State.

Conklin was named in July to the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. The award goes annually to the best tight end in college football, and is presented on Dec. 7 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show.

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