Pat Freiermuth Named John Mackey Tight End of the Week

By Nick Polak on September 11, 2019 at 9:00 am
Sep 7, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Pat Freiermuth (87) runs with the ball during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bulls at Beaver Stadium.
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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.

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.

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.