Given annually to the top collegiate tight end in the nation, the award will be presented on Dec. 6, 2012 at the Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show. Furstenburg is one of 33 players on the list.
Furstenburg is a consensus preseason first team All-ACC selection after finishing third in the ACC in receptions (2.6 pg) and receiving yards (29.0 pg) among tight ends a year ago. He was also named to the Mackey Award midseason watch list last year, but didnt make the semifinalist list.
The award, which has been presented since 2000, is named for NFL Hall of Famer John Mackey.