Hardy finalist for Mackey Award (Football)

November 15, 2010

Daniel Hardy

Anchorage’s Daniel Hardy of the University of Idaho is a semifinalist for the prestigious John Mackey Award, which is given to the best tight end in college football.

Hardy leads the Vandals with 545 receiving yards on 32 catches. The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder has scored one touchdown.

The John Mackey Award rewards the player who best demonstrates athletic prowess and sportsmanship on the field and academic excellence and leadership off of it. The award is named after the Hall of Fame NFL player.

Hardy, of West High fame, has career numbers of 80-1,364-6 in 27 games.

Other nominees include Missouri’s Michael Egnew, who leads all FBS tight ends with 71 catches and leads the field of semifinals with 586 yards, just 41 more than Hardy.

The three Mackey Award finalists will be announced a week from today.

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