UGA sophomore tight end Isaac Nauta has been named to the 2017 John Mackey Award Watch List, The Friends of John Mackey have announced.
Nauta is one of 55 tight ends on the John Mackey list. The award is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end.
The winner of the 2017 John Mackey Award will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 and then presented live on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU.
Nauta, a native of Buford, Georgia, recorded 29 catches for 361 yards and three touchdowns last season.
Other Bulldogs named to preseason watch lists include Roquan Smith (Bednarik Award), Trent Thompson (Bednarik Award), Jacob Eason (Maxwell Award), and Nick Chubb (Maxwell Award).