Kelvin Smith Named To Mackey Watch List

July 20, 2018

NEW YORK - North Texas tight end Kelvin Smith was named to the John Mackey Award Watch List Friday, the Friends of John Mackey announced.

Smith, one of the most versatile players on the Mean Green roster, caught 27 passes in 2017 for 264 yards, while also serving as a key member of several special teams units. Smith is expected to again be a big component of the Mean Green offense in 2018.

Given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee and the 2018 Mackey Award recipient will be announced on December 5, 2018 and then presented live on December 6, 2018 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU. Any future announcements regarding the John Mackey Award can be found at

NFL Hall of Fame member John Mackey is considered to be the best to have played the tight end position. A tight end by whom all others are measured, Mackey was a role model on and off the field as demonstrated by his Super Bowl Championship, his commitment to community and his place in history as the first President of the NFLPA.

For the full watch list and official release, click here.

Season tickets for the 2018 Mean Green football season are on sale now and fans can purchase tickets through the Mean Green athletics ticket office by calling 940-565-2527 or 800-868-2366, or visiting

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