Courtesy of the John Mackey Award
MANHASSET, N.Y. â€“ The Nassau County Sports Commission has announced
eight semi-finalists for the 2009 John Mackey Award. Listed alphabetically, they are Dorin
Dickerson (SR, Pittsburgh), Ed Dickson (SR, Oregon), Aaron Hernandez (JR, Florida), Anthony
McCoy (SR, USC), Tony Moeaki (SR, Iowa), Dennis Pitta (SR, BYU), Kyle Rudolph (SO, Notre
Dame) and Cody Slate (SR, Marshall).
The eight semi-finalists were determined by confidential balloting of the John Mackey Selection
Committee. The 2009 John Mackey Award finalists will be announced on Monday, November 23,
2009 at www.johnmackeyaward.org. The website also features all Mackey Award related
information including the John Mackey Selection Committee, the selection process and award
criteria, information on all past award recipients and a high resolution image of the award trophy
available for download.
The Nassau County Sports Commission, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization created to enhance
quality of life of Nassau County residents through sports, is responsible for the administration of
the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. The 2009 recipient of
"The Mackey" will be announced at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show live
December 10, 2009 on ESPN and presented at the Nassau County Sports Commission â€œSalute to
Championsâ€ Awards Dinner. For additional information, please visit www.johnmackeyaward.org or
The John Mackey Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association
(NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to
protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game's predominant
awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration
of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information,
visit the association's official website, www.ncfaa.org.