Pat Freiermuth has been named the John Mackey Award Tight End of the Week for week two of the college football season. Freiermuth was a beast in Penn State's win over Buffalo and is well-deserving of this selection.
@JohnMackeyAward has named Pat Freiermuth of @PennStateFball as the John Mackey Tight End of the Week! Honorable mentions include Jacob Breeland of @oregonfootball— John Mackey Award (@JohnMackeyAward) September 10, 2019
Denzel Carter of @TulsaFootball and Kyle Fourtenbary of @WMU_Football #TE #Week2 #CFB #CBFAwards #NCFAA pic.twitter.com/uwM5VJXA5M
On a night in which offensive efficiency was not the name of the game for the Penn State offense, Freiermuth was a bright spot. He converted eight of his nine targets into receptions, with the lone miss an uncatchable ball. Those eight receptions were good for 99 yards and two touchdowns.
Pat Freiermuth, reservations for 6 pic.twitter.com/LS9nMi5wKo— Roar Lions Roar (@RLRblog) September 8, 2019
The Mackey Award contender is currently eighth in the country among tight ends in receiving yards despite only playing about five quarters of football to this point. The big sophomore was knocked out of the opening weekend victory over Idaho with a dangerous head shot, and sat out the remainder of the game as a precaution.