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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 5:20 pm

Irish players make Mackey, Rimington watch lists

CHRIS GOFF | The Journal Gazette

Notre Dame's Alizé Mack and Durham Smythe are on the watch list for the John Mackey Award, which is given annually to the nation's best tight end.

The Irish are one of four teams with two candidates for the 2017 season and lead the country in semifinalists and finalists for the award since its inception in 2000.

Notre Dame also has a representative, Sam Mustipher, on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, which is given annually to the nation's best center.