Cody Slate Named John Mackey Tight End of the Week

Sept. 19, 2007

Manhasset, N.Y. - Cody Slate of Marshall has been named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the Nassau County Sports Commission. The Thundering Herd sophomore recorded eleven receptions for 177 yards and an impressive 80-yard touchdown reception in a 48-35 loss to New Hampshire on Saturday.

The John Mackey Tight End of the Week is an honor distinct and different from the annual John Mackey Award. This weekly honor was started in 2004 to draw attention to individual play by Tight Ends during the active season. The Tight End of the Week acknowledgment does not have a direct bearing on the final John Mackey Award selection process.

Slate, who is on the John Mackey Award watchlist, has 19 catches for 272 yards and two touchdowns through Marshall's first three games. He is averaging 14.3 yards per catch and 90.7 receiving yards per game.

The Nassau County Sports Commission, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization created to enhance quality of life of Nassau County residents through sports, is responsible for the administration of the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. The 2007 recipient of "The Mackey" will be announced in early December and presented at the Nassau County Sports Commission Annual Awards Dinner on April 28, 2008.

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2007 John Mackey Tight End of the Week Recipients
Date Player School
Week 1 Kory Sperry Colorado State University
Week 2 Tony Moeaki University of Iowa
Week 3 Cody Slate Marshall University