Wisconsin TE Jake Ferguson Selected to John Mackey Award Watch List

Another Badger on a preseason watch list before the weekend hits.
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Yet another preseason watch list was unveiled before the weekend, and yet another Badger claimed an early honor.

The 2020 John Mackey Award preseason watch list was announced on Friday morning, and Wisconsin tight end Jake Ferguson was selected as one of 36 student-athletes for this distinction.

According to its press release, the John Mackey Award is handed out each year "to the most outstanding collegiate tight end."

Ferguson finished the season with 33 receptions for 407 yards and two touchdowns. Against Michigan State and Illinois during a two-game October stretch, he reeled in a combined nine catches for 139 yards and a touchdown.

The Madison (WI) Memorial native has played in all 27 contests since his redshirt freshman campaign and finished second on the team in receptions both years. The 2018 campaign saw Ferguson haul in 36 receptions for 456 yards and four touchdowns, and he emerged as a key third-down target in his first full season as a contributor.

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