Garrett Hoskins Named John Mackey Tight End of the Week
Single Game Career-High in Receiving Yards Leads Eagles to First Win
BETHPAGE, N.Y. — Eastern Michigan University senior tight end Garrett Hoskins (Grand Rapids, Mich.-Creston) was named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week today, Oct. 24, by the Nassau County Sports Commission.
This marks the first time in Hoskins' career he has won the weekly honor and it is also the first time since the 2010 campaign that an EMU student-athlete has been selected for the honor. Ben Thayer (Kalamazoo, Mich.-Hackett Catholic Central) captured the honor following EMU's 41-38 overtime victory at Ball State University, Oct. 16, 2010, when he recorded three receptions for 65 yards and a career-high two touchdowns.
The Grand Rapids, Mich. native recorded seven receptions for 158 yards and a touchdown as Eastern Michigan defeated Army, 48-38, for its first victory of the season. The 158 receiving yards established a new single game career high for Hoskins. The game also displayed Hoskins' blocking ability as the Eagles rushed for 215 team rushing yards.
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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. The Nassau County Sports Commission, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization sponsored by Briarcliffe College, is responsible for the administration of the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee.
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