BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana redshirt senior tight end is on the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List for the second consecutive season, the friends of John Mackey announced. 

Given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee.

Hendershot ranks second on IU's tight ends career list with 10 touchdowns, and he sits third with 90 receptions and 936 yards. The two-time, third-team All-Big Ten selection graduated with a liberal studies degree in May 2021.

Hendershot ranks second on IU's tight ends career list with 10 touchdowns, and he sits third with 90 receptions and 936 yards. The two-time, third-team All-Big Ten selection graduated with a liberal studies degree in May 2021. 

He finished second on the Hoosiers with 23 receptions and four touchdowns in eight games one year ago to go along with 151 yards. The four scores shared second (T-10th overall) and the 23 catches shared fourth among conference tight ends. 

In 2019, Hendershot set Indiana single-season tight end records with 52 receptions (10th in the Big Ten) and 622 yards. His four TDs are tied for third.

The North Salem, Ind., native shared fourth among tight ends nationally in catches and 10th in yardage. He finished second among Big Ten tight ends in receptions and yardage, and tied for third in touchdowns.

Indiana Football 2021 Preseason Watch Lists

  • Dodd Trophy (top coach)– Tom Allen
  • Maxwell Award (top offensive player) – Ty Fryfogle, Michael Penix Jr.
  • Bednarik Award (top defensive player) – Micah McFadden, Tiawan Mullen
  • Davey O'Brien Award (top quarterback – Michael Penix Jr.
  • Doak Walker Award (top running back) – Stephen Carr
  • Biletnikoff Award (top receiver) – Ty Fryfogle
  • John Mackey Award (top tight end – Peyton Hendershot
  • Bronco Nagurski Award (top defensive player) – Micah McFadden, Tiawan Mullen
  • Outland Trophy (top interior lineman): Matthew Bedford
  • Lou Groza Award (top kicker): Charles Campbell
  • Big Ten Top 10 Preseason Honors – Michael Penix Jr.