Hogs' Williams finalist for Mackey Award

Arkansas' D.J. Williams is one of three finalists for the Mackey Award, which is presented annually to the top tight end in college football.

Williams, the first Mackey Award finalist in school history, is the NCAA’s active career leader in receptions and receiving yards by a tight end. His 144 career catches, 50 more than the next-closest tight end, also place him in a tie for second on Arkansas’ all-time list, and his 1,789 receiving yards, 314 more than the second-place tight end on the list, place him 10th on the program’s all-time list.

This season, the senior from Little Rock, Ark., is tied for the team lead with 46 receptions, which have netted 561 yards, the fourth-highest total on the team, and a single-season career-high four touchdowns. His 4.2 receptions-per-game average is fifth in the SEC.

The other two Mackey Award finalists this season are Wisconsin's Lance Kendricks and Missouri's Michael Egnew.