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Oklahoma redshirt junior Mark Andrews was named Wednesday as the school’s first ever winner of the Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s top tight end.

Andrews was one of three finalists for the honor, joining Wisconsin's Troy Fumagalli and Penn State's Mike Gesicki.

"It's an incredible honor to receive this award, especially at a place like the University of Oklahoma where there have been a ton of great tight ends like Keith Jackson, Trent Smith and Jermaine Gresham just to name a few," said Andrews. "Just being mentioned for this award is a blessing, but to actually win it means so much to me. So many people at OU have helped me along the way and I couldn't be more thankful to all of them."

A unanimous All-Big 12 First Team honoree, Andrews leads the nation's tight ends with his 906 receiving yards and receiving yards per game (69.7), and is second in yards per catch (15.6), third in receptions (58) and sixth in touchdown receptions (eight).

He leads the Sooners in receptions with his 58 catches, the third-highest total ever by an OU tight end and the 22nd-highest mark overall, and eight touchdown receptions.

A native of Scottsdale, Ariz., Andrews is Oklahoma’s all-time leader for receiving yards by a tight end with 1,713. Additionally, he ranks sixth overall in OU history in career touchdown receptions (22), 10th in career 100-yard receiving games (3), 11th in career receiving yards and 17th overall (third among tight ends) with 108 career receptions.

The John Mackey Award trophy will be presented to Andrews on Thursday, Dec. 7, live on ESPNU, at 5 p.m. CT on the Red Carpet Special at the Home Depot College Football Awards in Atlanta.

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