Oct. 28, 2009
MANHASSET, NY – Michael Palmer of Clemson was named John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the Nassau County Sports Commission. The Atlantic Coast conference senior recorded five receptions for 74 yards and a go-ahead second quarter touchdown helping Clemson pull off an overtime upset over #8 ranked Miami, 40-37. Other candidates considered for this week’s Mackey Tight End of the Week include Cody Slate of Marshall and Joe Halahuni of Oregon State.
The John Mackey Tight End of the Week is an honor distinct and different from the annual John Mackey Award. This weekly honor was started in 2004 to draw attention to individual play by Tight Ends during the active season. The Tight End of the Week acknowledgment does not have a direct bearing on the final John Mackey Award selection process.
2009 John Mackey Tight End of the Week RecipientsDate – Player, School Week 1 – Cody Slate, Marshall Week 2 – Zack Pianalto, North Carolina Week 3 – Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame Week 4 – Ed Dickson, Oregon Week 5 – Dennis Pitta, BYU Week 6 – Tony Moeaki, Iowa Week 7 – Anthony McCoy, USCWeek 8 – Michael Palmer, Clemson
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