NORMAN, OK - Ardmore's Jermaine Gresham has been named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the Nassau County Sports Commission. The sophomore recorded five receptions for 80 yards and four touchdowns as Oklahoma defeated Texas A&M, 42-14, last Saturday in Norman.
The four TDs tied the OU record, and with a total of 10 for the season the Ardmore, Okla., product now has more touchdown receptions than any tight end in Sooner history.
The John Mackey Tight End of the Week is an honor distinct and different from the annual John Mackey Award. This weekly honor was started in 2004 to draw attention to individual play by Tight Ends during the active season. The Tight End of the Week acknowledgment does not have a direct bearing on the final John Mackey Award selection process.
The Nassau County Sports Commission, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization created to enhance quality of life of Nassau County residents through sports, is responsible for the administration of the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee.
The 2007 recipient of "The Mackey" will be announced on December 6, 2007 at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show live on ESPN and presented at the Nassau County Sports Commission Annual Awards Dinner on April 28, 2008.
For additional information, please visit www.johnmackeyaward.org or www.nassausports.org.