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.
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