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OSU football: Jelani Woods named to Mackey Award watch list

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State tight end Jelani Woods is one of 36 players named to the preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award, given to college football’s most outstanding tight end.

A junior from Ellenwood, Georgia, Woods was originally recruited as a quarterback. The 6-foot-7, 275-pound Woods has caught 23 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns over the past two seasons since moving to tight end.

The John Mackey Award winner will be announced and presented in December. It is given to the college tight end who best exemplifies the play, sportsmanship, academics and community values of NFL Hall of Fame tight end John Mackey. The recipient is determined by confidential balloting of the John Mackey Selection Committee.

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OSU's Jelani Woods poses for a photo during the Oklahoma State Cowboys football media days at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

OSU's Jelani Woods poses for a photo during the Oklahoma State Cowboys football media days at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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