Penn State Tight End Pat Freiermuth Named Mackey Tight End of the Week

By Nick Polak on October 29, 2019 at 3:07 pm
Jan 1, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Pat Freiermuth (87) celebrates a touchdown against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the second half in the 2019 Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium.
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After a huge day in East Lansing, Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth has been named the John Mackey Award Tight End of the Week for Week Nine of the college football season for the second time in 2019.

Freiermuth was a monster against the Spartans, catching 5 passes on 5 targets, and turning them into 60 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was Clifford's go-to target inside the red zone and was a constant thorn in the Michigan State defense's side.

This marks the second time Freiermuth has won the honor, after doing so in the aftermath of Penn State's Week Two win over Buffalo, in which he tallied 99 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Mackey Award watchlist nominee is well on his way to besting his freshman year numbers as he only needs one more reception, 77 more receiving yards, and one more touchdown to surpass his 2018 totals. He also tied former Nittany Lion Mike Gesicki with his 15th career score against the Spartans. The tight end from Massachusetts looks primed to shatter that record.

He is a strong candidate to win the John Mackey Award at the end of the season, and that committee is clearly paying attention to his efforts.