Charlie Kolar named to Mackey Award Watch List

Iowa State redshirt sophomore tight end Charlie Kolar has been named to the Mackey Award Watch List. The Mackey Award is given annually to the nation’s best tight end.

Kolar had 11 catches for 137 yards and three touchdowns as a redshirt freshman in 2018. He was named a second-team All-Big 12 selection.

Kolar is the second Iowa State offensive player on a watch list entering the 2019 campaign joining quarter Brock Purdy, who was named to the Maxwell and Davey O’Brien Award lists earlier this week.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.