Congrats to @Mandrews_81 of @OU_Football on winning the 2017 @JohnMackeyAward! Mark Andrews becomes the 18th Mackey winner in history and this is the first win for Oklahoma. Visit https://t.co/rxjKGWGrsH for full story! #TE #TightEnd #NCFAA #CFB #CFBAwards #RedCarpet #NCAA pic.twitter.com/kfu9Q7VCtl— John Mackey Award (@JohnMackeyAward) December 6, 2017
Andrews leads the Sooners in receptions (58) and receiving touchdowns (8) while also totaling 906 receiving yards, which is currently second on the team behind Marquise Brown’s 981. In his career, the redshirt junior has totaled 108 receptions for 1,713 yards and 22 touchdowns. Andrews has also had plenty of big moments in big games on Oklahoma’s road to the College Football Playoff, perhaps none bigger than his go-ahead TD against Texas on Oct. 14.
The other contenders for the award, Wisconsin’s Troy Fumagalli and Penn State’s Mike Gesicki, had good seasons but didn’t have the numbers to compete with Andrews for this award. Fumagalli hauled in 43 receptions for 516 yards and four touchdowns, while Gesicki had 51 catches for 501 yards and nine touchdowns on the season.