The week of award watch lists is upon us. Early Tuesday the John Mackey Award Watch List was released and among those in contention for the award in 2014 are two Oregon Ducks. Sophomore Johnny Mundt and Junior Pharoah Brown will look to lead the Pac-12 in 2014. Last seaon Mundt in particular had a breakout game early against Tennessee and Oregon may be looking for the same from him this upcoming season. Both had scattered starts last season and combined Mundt and Brown had twenty six catches for just over three hundred yards.
The Pac-12 was also represented on the list with Oregon State Senior Connor Hamlett, Arizona State Senior De’Marieya Nelson, UCLA Sophomore Thomas Duarte. The Oregon Ducks were among a handful of teams with two names on the list for the best tight end. One name not on the list is Oregon Ducks Tight End Evan Bayliss who had a start in the Alamo Bowl to conclude last season. Bayliss had a good Spring Practice and will look to compete for the starting spot this Fall.
The Oregon Ducks kick off the 2014 campaign on Saturday, August 30th against South Dakota(7:30pm PT, Pac-12 Networks)