Wieting lands on Mackey Award Watch List

Iowa tight end Nate Wieting added to the Hawkeyes' preseason honors on Friday.

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Wieting lands on Mackey Award Watch List

Iowa tight end Nate Wieting runs after a catch during Iowa's game against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 1, 2018. during Iowa's game against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies 33-7.

Iowa tight end Nate Wieting runs after a catch during Iowa's game against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 1, 2018. during Iowa's game against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies 33-7.

Nick Rohlman

Iowa tight end Nate Wieting runs after a catch during Iowa's game against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 1, 2018. during Iowa's game against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies 33-7.

Nick Rohlman

Nick Rohlman

Iowa tight end Nate Wieting runs after a catch during Iowa's game against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 1, 2018. during Iowa's game against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies 33-7.

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Iowa tight end Nate Wieting has been named to the John Mackey Award Watch List, an honor given to the most outstanding tight end in college football.

Wieting is one of eight Big Ten tight ends to make the list.

He saw action in 12 games last season, making starts against Indiana and Purdue. He finished the season with 2 receptions for 51 yards.

The Hawkeyes have plenty of previous success with the award. T.J. Hockenson won it last season, and Dallas Clark took it home in 2002. Noah Fant was also a semifinalist last year, joining Allen Reisner in 2010 and Tony Moeaki in 2009 as other Hawkeye semifinalists.

The Mackey Award winner will be announced on Dec. 11 and presented at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 12.