Mizzou's Egnew a Mackey Award semifinalist

Missouri tight end Michael Egnew is one of eight semifinalists for the Mackey Award, given to the nation's most outstanding tight end. Egnew is the only Big 12 representative on the list.

Egnew leads all tight ends with 71 catches for 586 yards. He ranks 10th nationally in receptions.

Three finalists for the award will be named on Nov. 22.

Egnew continues a tradition of receiving tight ends at Missouri. The Tigers' Chase Coffman won the award in 2008 and Martin Rucker was a finalist for the award in 2007. Both were also All-Americans at the position.