Efaw Named to Mackey Award Watch List
BOISE, Idaho – Boise State redshirt senior tight end Kyle Efaw was named to the 2011 John Mackey Award Watch List, the committee announced Wednesday. The Mackey Award, established in 2001, is awarded annually to the most outstanding tight end in college football.

Efaw, a graduate of Capital High School in Boise, is one of two Mountain West Conference tight ends named to the 34-player preseason watch list. He has played in each of the Broncos’ 40 games during the last three seasons, and caught 24 passes for 299 yards and a career-high five touchdowns as a redshirt junior in 2010. He also set career highs in catches (31) and yards (444) as a redshirt sophomore in 2009, and was named Offensive Player of the Game at the 2010 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

For his career, Efaw has 72 receptions for 1,005 yards and six touchdowns. The two-time Western Athletic Conference All-Academic honoree graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in business and is currently pursuing a master’s degree.

In addition to demonstrating outstanding athletic prowess on the field, the award also stands for positive sportsmanship-like behavior, good academic standing and exceptional leadership abilities. The award recipient is determined by confidential balloting of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee, which is comprised of respected members of the media and former NFL players.

The 2011 Mackey Award winner will be announced at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show on ESPNU, Dec. 8.

Boise State is slated to open the 2011 season against Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Sept. 3. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (MT) at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., and the game will be televised by ESPN.

For complete television information regarding Boise State's 2011 football schedule, CLICK HERE.


» «