Nebraska senior tight end Kyler Reed was named to the John Mackey Award midseason watch list. Reed has played a vital role in Nebraska leading the Big Ten in total offense and scoring offense heading into Saturday’s 2:30 central kick at Northwestern.
Reed is third on the team in receptions (11) and yards (141) and average per catch (12.8) while his two touchdowns ranks second on the team. Reed’s 54 career receptions are the sixth-most ever among Husker tight ends and he is just one of seven tight ends in school history with 50 or more receptions. He is also 11 catches from having the second-most catches in school history by a tight end.
The eight Mackey Award semifinalists will be named on Nov. 12, with the three finalists announced on Nov. 19. The winner will be announced on Dec. 6.