With the 2012 college football season less than two months away from kicking off, the watch lists for every award are slowly being released. The most recent list to be released is for the John Mackey Award, which is given to the best tight end in college football.
The award was first handed out in 2000, and is in honor of former Syracuse and NFL Hall of Famer, John Mackey.
With many great players on the list, it will be interesting to see who actually steps up this season and walks away with the hardware.
Here are the top 10 candidates for the 2012 John Mackey Award.