Playing in 13 games last season Lutzenkirchen caught 15 passes for 185 yards and five touchdowns. His biggest performances came late in the season with the Tigers playing for a championship. Against Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Oregon he caught six passes for 113 yards and three touchdowns.
As a freshman he had five receptions with two going for touchdowns and played in all 13 games. His season-long reception of 17 yards came against LSU on the road.
Entering the 2011 season Lutzenkirchen already holds the single-season record for touchdown receptions by a tight end with five and is second on the career touchdowns list at the position with seven.
The 2011 John Mackey winner will be presented live at the Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on December 8, 2011 at 6pm EST on ESPNU.