BOONE, N.C. — App State’s Henry Pearson has been named to the watch list for the John Mackey Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s best college tight end.
The award is named after NFL Hall of Fame member John Mackey, who is considered to be the best tight end in football history.
Pearson had four touchdown catches in his final five games of an injury-interrupted 2021 season. He finished the year with 16 catches for 180 yards in nine games, capping the season with touchdown catches of 22 and 11 yards in the Myrtle Beach Bowl win against North Texas.
Pearson recorded six catches for 109 yards over the final two games and increased his career total to six touchdown receptions.