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FSU TE Tre’ McKitty makes Mackey Award watch list

Can the Junior tight end have a breakout season?

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Tre’ McKitty is now the third Seminole skill player and fourth player overall to be named to an award watch list this pre-season, joining running back Cam Akers (Walker, Maxwell), wide receiver Tamorrion Terry (Biletnikoff), and defensive tackle Marvin Wilson (Bednarik).

McKitty started ten games last season, catching 26 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns. That may not sound like a lot but his receptions ranked fourth among all ACC tight ends. McKitty has also proven valuable to his quarterbacks as a security blanket. His 11.6 yards per catch average last season also led all ACC tight ends. If McKitty is awarded the Mackey after the season he would be the first FSU player to do so since Nick O’Leary.

Here’s the complete watch list:

Devin Asiasi; UCLA

John Bates; Boise St

Jacob Breeland; Oregon

Hunter Bryant; Washington

Harrison Bryant; FAU

Jake Burt; Boston College

Matt Bushman; BYU

Cameron Butler; Colorado St

Grant Calcaterra; Oklahoma

Octavious Cooley; Ole Miss

Tyler Davis; Georgia Tech

Josiah Deguara; Cincinnati

Joey Magnifico; Memphis

Trey McBride; Colorado St

Sean McKeon; Michigan

Tre’ McKitty; Florida St

Cheyenne O’Grady; Arkansas

Thomas Odukoya; Eastern Michigan

Albert Okwuegbunam; Missouri

Cade Otton; Washington

Sterling Palmer; FIU

Colby Parkinson; Stanford

Jared Pinkney; Vanderbilt

Collin Reed; Appalachian St

Giovanni Ricci; Western Michigan

Jared Rice; Fresno St

Kelvin Smith; North Texas

Jack Stoll; Nebraska

Noah Togiai; Oregon St

Carl Tucker; North Carolina

Nate Wieting; Iowa

Mitchell Wilcox; USF

Charlie Woerner; Georgia

Bryce Wolma; Arizona

Dominick Wood-Anderson; Tennessee

Kenny Yeboah; Temple