Jordan Reed makes Mackey watch list

After appearing on the preseason watch list, Florida Gators tight end Jordan Reed has made it to the next stage of the John Mackey Award: the “Midseason Watch List.”

The 6-foor-3, 243-pound redshirt junior tight end from New London, Conn., leads the team with 21 receptions for 237 yards and a touchdown this season. He’s caught 11 passes of 10 or more yards and four passes of 20 or more yards, with a season long of 30 yards.

Reed, who also played quarterback early in his career, has 55 career catches for 623 yards and four touchdowns. He led the team with 28 receptions for 307 yards and a pair of touchdowns a year ago.

The John Mackey Award is given annually by the Nassau County Sports Commission to the nation’s top tight end. Semifinalists will be named on Nov. 12, with finalists announced on Nov. 19.

Reed is among 11 Gators players on watch lists for various awards. Here’s a list of those awards along with the dates of when winners will be announced:

Bronko Nagurski Trophy — Dec. 3 — Sharrif Floyd, Matt Elam

Butkus Award — Dec. 4 — Jon Bostic, Jelani Jenkins

Rotary Lombardi Award — Dec. 5 — Sharrif Floyd, Jon Bostic, Jelani Jenkins

Chuck Bednarik Award — Dec. 6 — Sharrif Floyd

John Mackey Award — Dec. 6 — Jordan Reed

Lou Groza Award — Dec. 6 — Caleb Sturgis

Outland Trophy — Dec. 6 — Sharrif Floyd

Jim Thorpe — Dec. 6 — Matt Elam

Biletnikoff Award — Dec. 6 — Andre Debose

Maxwell Award — Dec. 6 — Mike Gillislee

Rimington Trophy — Jan. 12 — Jonotthan Harrison

Paul Hornung Award — TBD — Trey Burton

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Mike Capshaw brings a wealth of experience to the Gator Country team. He’s been overseeing all editorial aspects of and Gator Country magazine by managing our team of staffers, interns and freelancers. He is now moving into a bigger role as a reporter by covering the football and basketball beats as well as providing coverage of all sports on campus. Mike’s 15 years in the business has included more than six years of covering SEC sports and recruiting at a daily newspaper in Arkansas. He has also helped launch a newspaper, magazines, websites and even a sports talk radio show. Because Mike puts family ahead of his career, he left the place where he was established when his wife received an opportunity to further her career at UF. He took a leap of faith that he could find a job in the Gainesville area and worked for a year at a newspaper group before joining the Gator Country family in November, 2011. Mike has won Florida Press Association awards for Best Sports Game Story and Best Sports Feature Story in the past two years as well as a company-wide award at his former newspaper group that includes some 60 publications, for Excellence in Sports Reporting. You can follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeCapshawGC.