Could Be Special
Ole Miss Rebels Football
Some Ole Miss football fans are surprised by the addition of graduate transfer TE Kenny Yeboah to the Rebels 2020 roster. If that is the case then they have to be amazed by the fact Yeboah was added to the John Mackey Award watchlist.
While we may have not seen the Temple transfer in action in the past being considered for the John Mackey Award should be proof enough. Yeboah could be a blessing in disguise for the 2020 Ole Miss football season.
While at Temple the 6’5 and 240 lb tight end played in 38 games with 11 starts and had 47 receptions for 538 yards with 6 TDtouchdowns. In the 2019 season, Yeboah made 8 starts with 19 receptions for 237 yards and 5 touchdowns which are all career highs.
While we have no idea just how much the tight end position will be utilized in the new Kiffin offense we do know we have a very talented and experienced athlete on the 2020 Ole Miss football roster.
The Mackey Award which is named after legendary NFL tight end John Mackey is awarded each season to the nation’s best collegiate tight end. John Mackey was indeed a legend who played college football at Syracuse where he played tight end, wide receiver and running back. Mackey was good enough in college to be drafted as the 19th pick of the 2nd round of the 1963 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts.
Mackey played for the Indianapolis Colts from 1963 thru 1971 and retired in 1972 after one season with the San Diego Chargers. In his 10 NFL seasons, Mackey had 331 receptions for 5,236 yards and 38 touchdowns. Mackey also had 19 carries for 127 yards on the ground.
During his career, Mackey would be an NFL Champion (1968) and then a Super Bowl V Champion. Mackey made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 1963 and then four more times from 1965 to 1968. Mackey was named All-Pro three times from 1966 to 1968.
John Mackey was named to the NFL 1960s All-Decade Team as well as to both the 50th and 100th NFL Anniversary All-Time Teams. A member of the Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor, Mackey was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.