FB Sims Named to Mackey Prize Watch List



BU tight end is Bears’ first named to preseason roster since 2017





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22/07/2022 13:00:00

WACO, TX– Baylor senior tight end Ben Sims was named to the 2022 John Mackey Prize Watch List on Friday, as announced by Friends of John Mackey.

Awarded annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the recipient of the award is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. The 2022 Mackey Award winner will be presented on December 8, 2022 at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show.

Sims has played in 31 career games with 20 starts. The San Antonio, Texas native has 47 career receptions, including a career-high 31 for 361 yards and six touchdowns in 2021. The former Clark Cougar also added a rushing touchdown on his first career rush against Texas on October 30. , 2021. His nine touchdown receptions are the tightest in BU history, while his 47 career receptions ranks fifth by a tight end in program history.

The senior has previously been named to the 2022 All-Big 12 Team, Athlon All-Big 12 First Team, Phil Steele All-Big 12 First Team and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football All-Texas First Team.

NFL Hall of Famer John Mackey is considered the best to play the tight end position. A tight end by which all others are measured, Mackey was a role model on and off the court, as evidenced by his Super Bowl championship, his commitment to the community and his place in history as the NFLPA’s first president. .

The John Mackey Award, given since 2000, recognizes 19 alumni who played in the NFL: two-time Super Bowl champion Daniel Graham (`01), 2006 Super Bowl champion Dallas Clark (`02), Kellen Winslow II (`02), 03), two-time Super Bowl champion Heath Miller (`04), Marcedes Lewis (`05) of the Jacksonville Jaguars, 2008 Super Bowl champion Matt Spaeth (`06), Fred Davis (`07), Chase Coffman ( `08), DJ Williams (’10), Dwayne Allen (’11) of the New England Patriots, Tyler Eifert (’12) of the Cincinnati Bengals, Austin Seferian-Jenkins (’13) of the New York Jets, Nick O’Leary (’14) of the Buffalo Bills, Hunter Henry of the Los Angeles Chargers, Jake Butt (’16) of the Denver Broncos, Mark Andrews (’17) of the Baltimore Ravens, TJ Hockenson (’18) of the Detroit Lions, Harrison Bryant (’19) of the Cleveland Browns, Kyle Pitts (’20) of the Atlanta Falcons and 2021 John Mackey Award recipient Trey McBride of the Arizona Cardinals.

Football Honors 2022

David ArandaThe head coach
Pre-Season Dodd Trophy Watch List



Dillon DoyleKG
All-Big 12 Pre-Season (Big 12 Media)
First-team All-Big 12 preseason (Athlon, Phil Steele)
All-Texas Second Team (DCTF) Preseason



TJ FranklinDL
Third Team All-Big 12 Preseason (Athlon)



Jacob GallVS
Rimington Price Watch List
Preseason All-America Fourth Team (Athlon)
All-Big 12 Pre-Season (Big 12 Media)
First-team All-Big 12 preseason (Athlon, Phil Steele)
All-Texas Second Team (DCTF) Preseason



Connor GalvinOL
First Team All-America Preseason (Athlon)
Second-team All-America preseason (Phil Steele)
All-Big 12 Pre-Season (Big 12 Media)
First-team All-Big 12 preseason (Athlon, Phil Steele)
Best Texas Preseason Offensive Lineman (DCTF)
Preseason All-Texas First Team (DCTF)



Gabe RoomDL
Third-team All-Big 12 preseason (Athlon, Phil Steele)



Isaiah HankinsK
Preseason All-Big 12 fourth team (Athlon, Phil Steele)



Siaki IkaDL
Third-team All-America preseason (Phil Steele)
Preseason All-America Fourth Team (Athlon)
All-Big 12 Pre-Season (Big 12 Media)
First-team All-Big 12 preseason (Athlon, Phil Steele)
Texas Preseason Top Defensive Lineman (DCTF)
Preseason All-Texas First Team (DCTF)



matt jonesKG
First Team All-Big 12 Preseason (Phil Steele)



Taye McWilliamsRB
Third Team All-Big 12 Preseason (Athlon)



Grant MillerOL
Pre-Season All-Big 12 Second Team (Phil Steele)
Third Team All-Big 12 Preseason (Athlon)



Christian MorganS
Third-team All-Big 12 preseason (Phil Steele)
Preseason All-Big 12 Fourth Team (Athlon)



Jaxon playerDL
Preseason All-America Second Team (Walter Camp)
Preseason All-Big 12 Fourth Team (Athlon)



Might of IssacP
Third-team All-Big 12 preseason (Phil Steele)
Preseason All-Big 12 Fourth Team (Athlon)



Ben SimsAND
All-Big 12 Pre-Season (Big 12 Media)
First-team All-Big 12 preseason (Athlon, Phil Steele)
Preseason All-Texas First Team (DCTF)
John Mackey Award Pre-Season Watch List



Al WalcottCB
Preseason All-Big 12 Fourth Team (Athlon)

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