COLUMBUS, Ohio – Luke Farrell, a third-year sophomore from Perry, Ohio, was named today as one of 63 members of the John Mackey Award Watch List. The award is presented annually to the nation’s best tight end.
Farrell enters the 2018 season as one of Ohio State’s most experienced tight ends, having played in eight games in 2017 after redshirting as a true freshman in 2016. He caught his first collegiate pass – a 14-yard reception – in the season-opener at Indiana. Farrell was named a “champion” by the Buckeyes coaching staff for her performance against UNLV on Sept. 23.
In the classroom, Farrell is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and just last season earned his first Academic All-Big Ten honor. He’s majoring in exercise science.
The award is named after NFL Hall of Famer John Mackey, who is considered to be the best tight end to ever play the position. The winner will be announced on December 5 and presented live on December 6 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show.