List of John Mackey Award Winners by Year

    Named after one of the greatest to ever do it, the John Mackey Award honors the most outstanding tight end in college football.

    Named after one of the greatest tight ends to ever do it, the John Mackey Award has been honoring college football’s most outstanding tight end since 2000. John Mackey Award winners epitomize the play, sportsmanship, academic, and community values associated with the former Syracuse tight end. A full list of John Mackey Award winners by year can be found below.

    John Mackey Award Winners Listed by Year

    • 2023 – Brock Bowers, Georgia
    • 2022 – Brock Bowers, Georgia
    • 2021 – Trey McBride, Colorado State
    • 2020 – Kyle Pitts, Florida
    • 2019 – Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic
    • 2018 – T.J. Hockenson, Iowa
    • 2017 – Mark Andrews, Oklahoma
    • 2016 – Jake Butt, Michigan
    • 2015 – Hunter Henry, Arkansas
    • 2014 – Nick O’Leary, Florida State
    • 2013 – Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
    • 2012 – Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
    • 2011 – Dwayne Allen, Clemson
    • 2010 – D.J. Williams, Arkansas
    • 2009 – Aaron Hernandez, Florida
    • 2008 – Chase Coffman, Missouri
    • 2007 – Fred Davis, USC
    • 2006 – Matt Spaeth, Minnesota
    • 2005 – Marcedes Lewis, UCLA
    • 2004 – Heath Miller, Virginia
    • 2003 – Kellen Winslow II, Miami (FL)
    • 2002 – Dallas Clark, Iowa
    • 2001 – Daniel Graham, Colorado
    • 2000 – Tim Stratton, Purdue

    In 2023, Georgia’s Bowers became the first-ever tight end to win the John Mackey Award twice in a career. Bowers, who returned from tight rope surgery midway through the season, was the sports most dominant tight end over the stretch of two seasons for the Bulldogs.

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