A team captain for the 2009 season, Mastrud has been one of the most consistent players for the Wildcats over his four-year career. The Beaverton, Ore., native has played in all but one game since his freshman season and has started a team-best 21-consecutive games.
This season, Mastrud has caught 16 passes for 196 yards and one touchdown, while he became the third tight end in school history to top the 1,000-yard career receiving mark. He has 101 career receptions, which ranks 10th in school history, but tops among tight ends. Also, Mastrud has caught a pass in 23-straight games, the third-best streak by a Wildcat since 1990.
The John Mackey Award midseason watch list is an update from the preseason watch list, which was released in late July. An announcement of semifinalists will be made on November 16, while the finalists for the award will be reveled on November 23.
The John Mackey Award has been presented since 2000 and lists eight NFL players as alumni in Dallas Clark (2001; Indianapolis Colts), Daniel Graham (2002; Denver Broncos), Kellen Winslow II (2003; Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Heath Miller (2004; Pittsburgh Steelers), Marcedes Lewis (2005; Jacksonville Jaguars), Matt Spaeth (2006; Pittsburgh Steelers), Fred Davis (2007; Washington Redskins) and Chase Coffman (2008; Cincinnati Bengals).
2009 JOHN MACKEY AWARD MIDSEASON WATCH LIST Player (Year, School)
Dorin Dickerson (Sr., Pittsburgh)
Ed Dickson (Sr., Oregon)
Riar Geer (Sr., Colorado)
Ladarius Green (So., Louisiana)
JERON MASTRUD (SR., KANSAS STATE)
Mike McNeil (Jr., Nebraska)
Kyle Randolph (So., Notre Dame)