Breeland Named to Mackey Award List
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Following back-to-back productive seasons in 2017 and 2018, Oregon senior Jacob Breeland was named to the John Mackey Award watch list on Friday. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end.
Breeland finished the 2018 season with a career-high 24 receptions for a career-best 377 yards and two touchdowns. The senior was third on the team in catches, while ranking fourth among Pac-12 Conference tight ends.
In 2017, Breeland had 18 receptions for 320 yards and a career-high five touchdowns, which tied for the Pac-12 lead among tight ends. The Mission Viejo, Calif. native led Oregon with seven catches of 20-plus yards, including four TDs, while 13 of his 18 receptions resulted in a first down.
His strong sophomore season earned him All-Pac-12 honorable mention status from the league head coaches, while he was twice named to the Pro Football Focus Pac-12 Team of the Week.
During his career, Breeland has more catches as a Duck (48) than any other player on the current Oregon roster. He heads into the 2019 season with 820 career receiving yards and seven TDs.
Breeland Quick Hits
» Named to John Mackey Award Watch List for second consecutive season
» His 48 catches, 820 receiving yards and seven TDs are all the most in a career by returning Oregon lettermen
» His 24 catches last season ranked fourth on the team, while his two TDs tied for fourth on the team
» Led team in 2017 with a 17.78 yards per catch average and five TDs
» John Mackey Award Watch List
» Athlon Sports Pac-12 third team